DIY Valentine Postcards for Kids
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If you are looking for valentines for your kids to DIY this year, these valentine postcards are simple and perfect to slip in the mail for family and friends! These postcards have vintage appeal and leave room for your child to add their own creative touch as they decorate the backside of the postcards any way they wish.

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DIY Postcard Valentines for Kids with Free Printable Pinterest image

These make for such a cute valentine craft for kids.

They are standard size US postcards, and I have them as a free download for you (see below). For your convenience, there is a printable how-to card near the end of the post with instructions for this project!

Valentine postcards on table
Valentine postcard close up

You may also love our Punny Playdough Valentines for Kids!

Supplies

  • 110 lb cardstock or a manila folder cut to 8.5×11 inches (These are thick enough for a postcard, but still able to go through your home printer.)
  • Paper cutter
  • Rubber stamps, stickers, markers, paints, or whatever art supplies you want to decorate the back of your postcards
  • Pen
  • Postage

Directions

  1. The PDF download for these postcards is free. Simply fill out the form below to join our email list and receive the download:
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2. Download the PDF file and print your postcards on heavy cardstock or a manila folder cut to size. Cut out the postcards with a paper cutter.

(We used a manila folder for some of our postcards because we liked the color and we always have these folders around the house.)

cut out postcards

3. Allow your child to decorate the back of the valentine postcards with rubber stamps, heart stickers, paints, markers, or whatever!

I would not suggest gluing anything on the back, however, to avoid adding any bulk to the postcards.

We used stamps and colored the designs with watercolor paints.

decorate the back of the postcards
decorate the back of the postcards

4. Help your child fill out the correspondence portion and address their postcards correctly (a great learning opportunity for younger students!).

If your child does not yet write, you can write the correspondence as your child dictates to you and fill in the address for them as well.

fill out the correspondence and address fields

5. Affix the appropriate postage and mail to family and friends!

Finished Valentine postcards

If you enjoy making this craft, I would love it if you would leave a comment or review!

DIY Valentine Postcards for Kids

DIY Vintage Postcard Valentines for Kids

Looking for a DIY valentine craft for your kids? Download these free valentine postcards. Your child can decorate the back any way they wish!

Materials

  • 110 lb cardstock or a manila folder cut to 8.5x11 inches (These are thick enough for a postcard, but still able to go through your home printer.)
  • Rubber stamps, stickers, markers, paints, or whatever art supplies you want to decorate the back of your postcards
  • Postage

Tools

  • Paper cutter
  • Pen

Instructions

  1. Download the PDF file and print your postcards on heavy cardstock or a manila folder cut to size. Cut the postcards out with a paper cutter.
  2. Allow your child to decorate the back of the valentine postcards with rubber stamps, heart stickers, paints, markers, or whatever! I would not suggest gluing anything on the back, however, to avoid adding any bulk to the postcards.
  3. Help your child fill out the correspondence portion and address the postcards correctly.
  4. Affix the appropriate postage and mail to family and friends!

I would love to see your finished postcards! Tag @aberlehome on Instagram and use the hashtag #aberlehome!