Cute and Easy Mouse is a Kid’s DIY Valentine’s Day Card

Kid's DIY Valentine's Day Card

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If you have seen any of my other crafts you may notice that I am not a crafter. But, my girls love it. Therefore, I must put on my “DIY crafting mama” hat every once in a while and give it a try. With Valentine’s Day coming up the girls wanted to hand-make a few special cards for the best friends. Challenge accepted. We jumped online to find our inspiration. Knowing Princess wanted to create an animal out of a heart we went perusing the internet to get ideas. We settled on a mouse. Yep. A mouse.

Kid's DIY Valentine's Day Card

Kid’s DIY Valentine’s Day Card

We decided to adapt the mouse we found by allowing the card to stay open so that we could write a message inside. We also did not have a lot to work with in terms of craft supplies, so we went with what we had. What came out was this super cute and easy mouse card.

mouse Valentine's card



  1. Fold construction paper in half. Along the fold draw half of a heart shape about 4 inches long. mouse card
  2. With paper still folded, cut out the heart shape. mouse card
  3. Open the heart and write a message inside. (We decided on, “You’re the big cheese!”big cheese
  4. Fold heart back together and color the nose. Position a dot for the eye.
  5. Peel back off heart sticker (or cut a glue a heart shape) and apply to head for ear.
  6. Cut a piece of yarn about 6-7″ long and tape it inside the heart. All done!

Cute and Easy Mouse

You should now have a simple kid’s DIY Valentine’s Day card. Once we figured out how to do the first one it took about 7 minutes to do the next ones. The longest part of the process was when Princess would write her message inside the cards.

And the best part was she adored seeing her handiwork come together. It did not have to be anything complex… just something we worked on together.

Did you make your own Valentines Day card with your child?


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  1. […] If you have seen any of my other crafts you may notice that I am not a crafter. But, my girls love it. Therefore, I must put on my “DIY crafting mama” hat every once in a while and give it a try. With Valentine’s Day coming up the girls …read more […]

  2. What a cute idea! So easy to make too.
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  3. I’m not much of a crafter either, so I always appreciate EASY craft ideas like this! That is a super cute mouse!
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  4. Eek! These are simply too cute. And they look so easy to make; my niece will love doing this
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  5. This is adorable! I love reading kids’ handprinted Valentine cards…so cute!
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  6. That is so adorable. I really miss the days of making crafts with my kids!
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  7. These are adorable! Great idea to use for my Brownie Troop craft! Pinning!!!
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  8. These are adorable. We generally buy the Veggie Tales cards for the class but this year I’m inspired to just make our own. Love the gazillion ideas on Pinterest!!
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  9. I love this kind of craft! Makes me want to make some valentines. . .though I don’ tknow who to send them to!
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