Last year, when my son came home from school after a Valentine’s Day party, I was thrilled to see a mailbox full of dinosaur and car Valentines, and only a couple candy Valentines. And while candy is one of my favorite things, it can’t top a toy or activity that occupies my kids for more than two seconds. So today, I’m sharing a fun non-candy Valentine idea – DIY Watercolor Valentines! Just print the tags, add some embellishments, and attach them to paints or crayons, and you’ve got the cutest, useful Valentine that all your kid’s friend’s moms will be thanking you for! Keep reading for the tutorial.
DIY watercolor valentines supplies:
- Watercolor Paper
- Darice Smooth Color Cardstock
- Darice Adhesive Tape Roller
- Hole Punch
- Darice Baker’s Twine
- Paper Slicer
- Darice 21 Color Watercolor Set (for painting)
- Darice 8 Color Watercolor Set (for gifting)
- “You Color My World” Printable Tags
Step 1: Print our “You Color My World” tags on the watercolor paper. You may need to trim the paper slightly to fit into your printer. You can also use cardstock, but it might warp slightly when you paint on it. Cut the tags.
Step 2: Apply watercolor paint over the word COLOR. If your kids are old enough, they can help with this part! This part works and looks best if you use lighter colors with quite a bit of water. If there is too much paint, it will cover the printed design and make it hard to read. Note: The ink can rub off the paper if it’s handled too much, so be careful!
Step 3: Cut matching colored cardstock slightly bigger than the tags. Attach the tags to the cardstock with adhesive.
Step 4: Punch a hole in the corner of each tag and attach a tag to each watercolor set using baker’s twine.
And be sure to check out these other Valentine’s Day projects!
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