Your toddler will love this simple printed Valentine’s Card using Bubble Wrap to create a pattern and then you cut out some hearts for them to make the card that they can then share with their friends and ones that they love. Preschoolers will also love it too but why not let them draw the hearts and cut it out themselves. Scroll to the bottom to find more Valentine’s Card Ideas to make with your Toddlers and Preschoolers here on Rainy Day Mum.
Materials needed for Bubble Wrap Printed Valentines Card
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How to Make a Bubble Wrap Printed Valentines Card with your Toddler
We have found when mixing paints, it’s easiest for us to use a paper plate, and the nice thing is that these mixing palettes often get reused in crafts sometime in the future (watch out for this one in a paper plate craft coming soon).
I pour on the paints and using a paintbrush or sponge we mix them together.
It’s a good way to introduce the language of colour with toddlers and preschoolers – tints, shades, mixing, primary/secondary colours etc…
Once the paint was thoroughly mixed we used the paintbrush (a nice big brush or a sponge works best) to cover the bubble wrap in the paint.
When covered, we turned over onto a paper and made our first print.
We tend to not use our first one. T applies a lot of paint to her bubble wrap and the first print really doesn’t show the definition of the circles in the printing so after that first print is made we turn over the bubble wrap again onto a clean piece of paper and press down hard to get a good print.
When removing the bubble wrap, take care not to smudge the circles and then repeat as many times as you like.
Leave the printing to dry and then draw on some hearts and cut out.
I cut them out as T’s scissor skills aren’t great yet, but if your child is good with the scissors, let them cut out and you can neaten them up if needed.
Glue the hearts to a card blank and get your child to write a message inside to send to their valentines this year.
Check out our selection of Valentine’s Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers for some selections to add to your book box to read aloud.
More Valentine’s Cards to Make with Toddlers and Preschoolers
This easy Tissue Paper Heart Sensory Card is ideal to make with Toddlers and Preschoolers. It’s a great way to work on fine motor skills too!
Another fun Valentine’s Card to make with your Toddlers and Preschoolers is this Cut Out Heart Card – it’s easy to do and friends and family will love to receive it from your little tot.
More Valentine’s Crafts and Activities for your Toddlers to do
Looking for more ideas for your toddlers and preschoolers then check out our Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.