Friday, February 3, 2012

Color-by-Number Valentines

Nothing beats a handmade valentine, but one that lets the recipient have a little fun isn't bad either. 

These color-by-number valentines are a sure way to keep kids busy...and a great way to get rid of some of those stray crayons that like to follow kids home from birthday parties and restaurants!

Just print the valentines onto cardstock, cut out the cards (I used these postcards which are perforated, so they were easy to separate), add names and Valentine's Day greetings on back, then cut a couple slits in each card and slide two crayons into place. (Complete instructions included with the PDF.)

Each hand-drawn puzzle contains a hidden picture or message. Color all the spaces marked with a 1 one color, and the spaces marked 2 with the other. If you come to a space with no number, leave it white.

These valentines are available as a free download right here. I included two options for the back of these cards. One option has a different Valentine's Day greeting for each card, and the other just has the to and from spaces with room to include a personal message. 

These were far more complicated to create than I originally anticipated, but they were so much fun. I hope you enjoy them!


  1. This are fabulous! Will definitely share them with my readers. Thanks.

  2. I'm printing these out right now! Thanks!

  3. Great idea -- I LOVE them! Thanks for the hard work!

  4. Thanks, I just printed them for my daughter! :) What a great idea!

  5. Love them! Thank you for sharing!

  6. This is very a useful tip for us.Glad I found this blog of yours that gave me knowledge on how to write letters.Thank you so much for the tip.

    Sample Letters

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My daughter came home tonight and said, "Mom here's my list for Valentine's." We just printed these up on some regular paper since I didn't have cardstock at home and they turned out so cute. Love them. Thanks.

  8. Thanks for sharing. Such a great idea. My daughter is so excited to take these to her class!