DIY Valentines: Secret Message Valentines #valentinesday

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DIY Valentines: Secret Message Valentines #valentines #crafts

DIY Valentines: Secret Message Valentines

Now that W is in daycare for the next few months, I have been on the hunt for some great DIY valentines we could make. W can only take store-bought treats so baking something was ruled out. But I thought we could definitely make our own valentines. So I’ve been trying out different ideas lately hoping to find something we loved.

Secret Message Valentines might not be great for passing out at school because they look like blank white hearts before you do the fun part! But they are a great activity to sit down and do with the kids. I can see parents prepping them before hand and letting the kids discover the messages!

Secret Message DIY Valentines #crafts

Make Your Own Secret Message Valentines

What you need:

  • White construction paper or cardstock
  • White crayon
  • watercolors
  • Scissors

I love that you don’t need many supplies to put these DIY valentines together! If you have kids, you probably have all of the supplies somewhere in your house!

DIY Valentines with Secret Message Valentines #Valentines #crafts

Once you’ve cut out some heart shapes with your hand scissors, you’re ready to add some secret messages. Oh, and if you have issues with cutting out hearts, grab some heart-shaped cookie cutters and do some tracing. It’s an easy way to get great hearts.

While writing your messages, press hard with the crayon to make sure you get a good amount of wax on the paper. The wax will resist the paint when your kids paint over the hearts. So the message will show through while the rest of the heart gets painted.

Once the messages are written, you’re ready to do some painting. I can see this being a great way to spend some family time together around Valentine’s Day. Make a heart-shaped pizza and have dinner with your craft time! Affordable family fun right there!

Make Your Own DIY Valentines #valentinesday #crafts

Using darker colors is recommended when you start painting. Our dark pinks, purples, and blues helped the messages show up the best. We tried with lighter colors like yellow and it just didn’t show up as much. Plus, pink and purple just shout Valentine’s Day to me!

What Valentine’s Day crafts do you do with your family?

Check out all of my ideas for Valentine’s Day treats and crafts!

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. Those are very cute! I can see my boys having a blast with making secret messages to all their friends and to each other.
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  2. I cannot wait until my son is old enough for crafts. Thanks for the great tutorial!
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  3. What a great idea! What kid doesn’t love secret messages.
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  4. Those are adorable, my kids would love making those!
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  5. Thanks such a cute idea. I really like it. I think the kids and I are trying this out this weekend.
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  6. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love this, what a great idea!

  7. Katherine G says:

    These are too cute!!!! Great idea!!
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  8. What an adorable idea! Like little secret agent valentines…my son would love it!

  9. How absolutely adorable are these!! Ethan will love them. I might have to share this with his preschool teacher to see if she wants to do a craft with the kids next week.
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  10. shelly peterson says:

    Love this idea! These look like a lot of fun to make, my son would enjoy making these.

  11. Hello Mariah

    My name is Veronika from Bon Bon Decor and would like to let you know that I have borrowed your link and posted on my facebook page as part of Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day. Hope this is ok with you!
    Thank you for posting this DIY activity.
    Bon Bon Decor

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