As you may know, getting a handmade card from a child is absolutely amazing and something that can never be replaced! This DIY heart balloons surprise card is our latest idea for sweet and simple cards to have the kids create. We made a few of these cards together to give to her grandparents and aunts on Valentine's Day.
How to Make the Paper Heart Balloons Surprise Card
The idea of this card is that it looks like two hands holding a bunch of paper heart balloons. Little does the recipient know, when they open the hands, there is a special note. For this particular cards we made a sweet Happy Valentine's Day note, but the options are endless.
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- Construction Paper or Cardstock: Pink, Red and White
- Twine or Yarn
- Writing Utensil
We started by cutting out the base of the card. This isn't your traditional opening card, we just used a piece of construction paper and cut it to about 5x7 size.
Next we cut out the handprints from white construction paper. We traced Riley's hands and included a little of her wrist. You'll see why later.
We then cut out the hearts from the red construction paper.
We glued each heart piece into place. The next thing was to add the string. I cut three pieces and tied them in the end. Then glued them behind the heart balloons.
Adding the hands was next. This is where the 'wrist' comes in. I folded the hand above the wrist. This left a space to connect to the card and still be able to swing open. I like the idea of hiding the message under the hands, but it also is cute that the hands are holding the strings of the balloons.
The last step is to decide on the message. We made the following: one that says "I Love You", another that says "Thank You" and the last one with "Happy Valentine's Day".
My daughter has such a sweet and caring heart. She never skips a beat when it comes to making gifts and cards for anyone, for any reason. I actually have a big jar that I assigned as my 'notes from Riley' jar. I am not the only one that gets flooded with 'presents' from our sweet little girl!
Other suggestions for inside the card note:
Happy Valentine's Day Friend
Happy Grandparent's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Father's Day
Thank You For Being A Fantastic Teacher
Although we made this paper heart balloons surprise card for Valentine's Day, it's great for almost all occasions. You could easily swap the shapes of the balloons to suit the different theme. Regardless of the theme, kids will love giving you something made from the heart. ♥
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