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!