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Valentine Heart Cards: Bee and Ladybug

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Make adorable ladybug and bee Valentine heart cards with your kids for their classmates and teachers.

These DIY Valentine’s Day heart cards are easy to make by preschoolers and older kids.

While I’m all for classroom non-candy Valentines, I also love handmade Valentine cards for the teachers. 

I want my boys to play an active role in creating Valentines for the important people in their lives and we worked together in making these cute heart cards. The teachers, the school bus drivers and our babysitter will get one on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine heart cards for kids to make: ladybug and bee cards

For a last minute Valentine card idea, check out these monoprint heart cards. They are super easy to make and kids will love the painting technique.

Bee and Ladybug Heart Cards

Valentine heart cards kids can make this Valentine's Day. Easy paper bee and ladybug cards. #nontoygifts #Valentinecards

I have updated the template for these cards, to make it easier for kids of all ages and different scissors cutting skills.

The template comes now with three options:

  1. print the heart and stripes/spots separately
  2. print the heart and stripes/spots together
  3. print the heart and color the stripes/spots

Valentine's Day heart cards

If you like these heart cards, make sure to also check out our latest bear heart cards!

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How to make DIY Valentine cards

The Valentine heart cards template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Bee card

Print the home template. Cut out the heart and head patterns and trace them on construction paper. Fold one yellow paper in half and trace the heart template on the top piece of the folded paper. Make sure you align the heart’s edge with the folded line of the yellow paper. The head circle is to be made from black paper.

Cut out the antennae and stripes.

Bee template

To make the bee card you will need 1 yellow folded heart, 1 black head, 2 black antennae (2 strips and 2 small circles) and 4 black stripes.

Valentine heart cards: bee

Glue the big black circle to the back of the back yellow heart.

Add the black paper strips to the bee’s head and a small black circle to each antenna.

Glue the 4 stripes onto the heart.

Glue the googly eyes onto the big black circle.

Write a sweet little message inside the card.

Ladybug card

Print the home template. Cut out the heart and head patterns and trace them on construction paper. Fold one red paper in half and trace the heart template on the top piece of the folded paper. Make sure you align the heart’s edge with the folded line of the red paper. The head circle is to be made from black paper.

Cut out the antennae and spots.

Ladybug template

To make the ladybug card you will need 1 red folded heart, 1 black head, 2 black antennae (2 strips and 2 small circles) and 6 black spots.

Valentine heart cards: ladybug

Glue the big black circle to the back of the back red heart.

Add the black paper strips to the ladybug’s head and a small black circle to each antenna.

Glue the 6 spots onto the heart.

Glue the googly eyes onto the big black circle.

Write a sweet little message inside the card.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding colored paper. The heart is printed on either red paper (ladybug card) or yellow paper (bee card). Print the head, antennae, bee’s stripes and ladybug’s spots on white paper.

To make  the card  each student will need 1 yellow or red folded heart, 1 black head, 2 black antennae, black stripes or black spots.

Bee card

Fold the yellow heart in half. Glue the big black circle to the back of the heart.

Add the black paper strips to the bee’s head and a small black circle to each antenna.

Glue the 4 stripes onto the heart.

Glue the googly eyes onto the big black circle.

Write a sweet little message inside the card.

Ladybug card

Fold the red heart in half. Glue the big black circle to the back of the heart.

Add the black paper strips to the ladybug’s head and a small black circle to each antenna.

Glue the 6 spots onto the heart.

Glue the googly eyes onto the big black circle.

Write a sweet little message inside the card.

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