Make-your-own valentines for kids (template instructions)

This template was designed so that all you have to do is print, fold, cut, sign, seal, and deliver! Just download it by clicking here, and then follow the instructions in this article.

The template is intended to be printed on both sides of the paper. For best results, use a paper stock that is heavier than plain printer paper, but light enough to fold easily.

Step 1: Print the inside pages of the valentines.

These are the first four pages of the template. To do this:

  • Load four pieces of paper in your printer. (Tip: If you are using card stock, you may want to feed the sheets into the printer one at a time.)
  • On the File menu, click Print.
  • Under Page range, click Pages.
  • Enter 1-4 in the box, and then click OK.

Step 2: Print the outside pages of the valentines.

You are now ready to print the outside of your valentines. For this we will use the fifth page of the document and will print four copies of this page (one for each page of valentines). To do this:

  • Flip the first four pages over and load them into your printer to print the outside of the cards.
  • On the File menu, click Print.
  • Under Copies, enter 4 in the box next to number of copies.
  • Under Page range, click Pages.
  • Enter 5 in the box, and then click OK.

Tip: Refer to your printer manual for the direction in which you should load sheets and for other loading and feeding recommendations, particularly for card stock. Many printers have special instructions for these types of products.

picture of valentines

Step 3: Fold the valentines.

  • Fold the page in half lengthwise so that the to and from sections are on the outside of the card (facing you), and the pictures and greetings are on the inside of the card.

picture of folding instructions for valentines

Step 4: Cut out the valentines.

  • Cut along the dotted lines on the outside of the valentines.

picture of cutting instructions for valentine

Step 5: Sign, Seal, and Deliver!

Write names in the to and from section on the outside of each card. You can seal the cards closed with a sticker, place them in an envelope, or just use them as-is. Deliver your homemade valentines to your classmates, friends, and family members to show how much you care!

Applies to:
Word 2003