Printable DIY Reasons I Love You Valentine Book Gift

Valentines Day isn’t just a holiday for couples. It is a lot of fun to get the kiddos involved too. That’s exactly what this printable DIY Reasons I Love You Valentine book gift does! It’s the perfect craft to shower Dad with love this year.

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This activity was fun for all of the kiddos and when we had 3 days off of school in one week, I decided it was the perfect time to whip it out. Some of the kiddos struggled with what to write/draw so it also sparked some wonderful conversation with them about what Papa does with them and for them.

If you’re looking for an adorable way to show Dad some love this Valentine’s Day then this craft is perfect for you!

 

9 Reasons I Love You Valentine Book Next to Crayons

Materials for Valentine Book Gift

 

Printed Reasons I Love You Coloring Sheets

Step 1

First, print out the Reasons I Love You coloring sheets. You will need 1 cover for each child and 1 inside page for each year of the child’s age.

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Cut Out Coloring Sheets

Step 2

Once you’ve printed the number of pages you need cut them in half using a paper cutter.

 

Close Up of Lines of Paper Lined Up on Cutter

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Colored Covered of Valentine Book Next to Crayons

Step 3

Next, allow your kids to color the covers of their books. This will likely take the most amount of time.

 

Crayon Drawing on I Love You Because Page

Step 4

After the covers have been colored, have your kids fill out each “I Love You Because” page. Younger kids can draw pictures of what they love about Dad while older kids can write the reason they love him.

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Hole Punch Next to Colored Book Cover

Arrows Pointing to Holes in Book Cover

Step 5

Next, assemble the books together. Mom can do this or you can include the kiddos. Start by lining up the pages for 1 book and punch 2 holes on the left edge.

 

Length of Ribbon Next to Craft Supplies

Step 6

Then cut a length of ribbon a few inches longer than the length of the book. This is how you bind the book.

 

Ribbon Threaded Through Holes in Book

Step 7

Thread the length of ribbon through the punched holes from the back so that the loose ends are in the front of the book.

 

Ribbon Tied on Colored Book

Step 8

Lastly, tie the ends of the ribbon in a bow to hold the book together.

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Dad will love getting this printable DIY Reasons I Love You Valentine book gift from the kiddos this year! It’s such a sweet way to let him know how much he means to all of you. Bonus, this easy craft makes a great snow day activity when you need a bit of calm. One last note, my daughter didn’t like her first cover so she asked me to print a second one so she could redo it. If your little one is a perfectionist like mine, you may want to go ahead and print some extra sheets for mistakes.

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