Valentine Card Idea with Winter Birds

Valentine Card Idea with Winter Birds from The Educators' Spin On It

“Tweet Tweet” You Make My Heart Sparkle Greeting Card  

Here's a fun project to make with the kids for Valentine's Day or anytime to give a little sparkle to someone's smile.  It incorporates several different art techniques all into one project too but can be done my multiple ages. A printable Valentine card is included too! Who's heart will make sparkle?   


To create your Winter Bird Card you will need the following Supplies 

  • White paper {for water coloring}
  • Colored paper {Card}
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • White ink or paint
  • Cotton Tip Swab
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Crayons 

Directions for Winter Birds Card

1. To start your card you need to have your child create a design with crayons on a white piece of paper.  Encourage them to make repetitive designs but any marks will do, perfect for little ones too!  
2. Then use water colors to paint of the crayon design and allow to dry.

Valentine Card Idea with Winter Birds from The Educators' Spin On It

3. Paint Birch Tree using black paint on stripes of white paper and allow to dry. 
4. Fold colored paper in half to create a card to give to someone special.  Write inside a special note to someone you love.   A special message you may want to use is “ You Make My Heart Sparkle” (See below for the printable)  
5. Cut out shape for bird using a half circle, small beak, 4 hearts of similar size and a large heart and using glue assemble bird onto Colored paper. 

Valentine Card Idea with Winter Birds from The Educators' Spin On It

6. Then using glitter sprinkle onto the largest heart for the bird to hold. 
7. Once dry glue glitter heart onto page and draw string from bird’s mouth. 
8. Using white ink stamp all over the card to make the snow. 

Valentine Card Idea with Winter Birds from The Educators' Spin On It

9. Give your special winter bird to someone you love and make their heart SHINE this Valentine's Day!  

This Card was created for the 31 Days of Love Project at Red Ted Art 

Want to share a little more love for winter birds? 

 Check out our Bird Seed Heart Project for the 100th Day of School.  

 Who will you send a little sparkle to this Valentine's Day?

6 comments: said...

This is cute! My kid is supposed to make a unique valentine card for a school project so we were actually looking for ideas and this would be great!

Kristin said...

Perfect card for a wide range of ages! Do you have tips for making the birch trees? Yours look so amazing!

Kat Komin said...

These are so cute! I've never been super crafty, but I will have to try these with my daughter! :)

the Stanley & Katrina Gang said...

These are ADORABLE!

Kim Vij said...

They are just using black water color paint with a light touch on white paper, so easy Kristin. Both my 3 year old and my 7 year old worked on this project.

Kim Vij said...

I'm so glad you found these, Just do a mass watercolor painting of the paper to cut up into hearts and it should go pretty quickly for a class

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