DIY Flower Seed Valentine Cards for Kids

seed packet valentine cards

It's that time of year again, and one that I wasn't quite prepared for as a mom. The class Valentine cards. 

In my memories, the elementary Valentine card swap meant a trip to the store to pick out the theme or character we liked best, signing our names 24 times and calling it a day. But in the age of Pinterest and social media I feel like the card game has been kicked up a notch. 

I'm not sure if you'd call this idea Pinterest-worthy, but it's our unique spin on the class Valentine cards and one that will *hopefully* lead to a fun little activity for kids and parents. And it's pretty budget-friendly at about $1.50 per child!

All you need is a color printer, seed packets and tape. 

DIY Flower Seed Valentine Cards

  1. Seed Shopping! Purchase one flower seed pack per child in the class. This card is geared towards flowers (obviously!) but veggies would be cute, too! I recommend easy flowers like sunflowers and zinnias or a basic pollinator garden mix. Let your kiddo pick out seed packs at your local hardware store or garden center, or make it super easy and order them online. A few easy options: Wildflower Mix, Pollinator Mix, Sunflower Seeds
  2. Print the card. I created the template in canva and if you're savvy you can start off with my template and edit as needed. Otherwise, simply use the PDF version that's ready to print! To print, I recommend using card stock in white, ivory or cream. The template is set up with two cards per page. Once they've printed, simply cut the paper in half "hamburger style" and you'll have two equal parts that will make two cards. 
  3. Assemble your cards. Each half-page card will wrap around the seed packet like a jacket, leaving the top half-inch of the seed pack exposed. Fold the bottom lip (approx 1/2 inch) up to secure the seed pack from the bottom and then fold the outer pieces like a hug and secure with a piece of tape. Voila! 
  4. Sign the cards! Depending on your child's age and ability, you can have them sign their names to the cards or take care of that yourself. If you've used the template you can edit the card to include a pre-printed name for your child. 

Easy, right? And as a fellow mom, I can guarantee you that at least one parent in the class will thank you for not sending another pack of candy home! 

xoxo 

flower seed valentine card

 

Special thanks to Barbara Cross of Cross Designs for the artwork used on our cards. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of our small business!

1 comment

Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing!

Lindsay B January 29, 2023

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