Purchase paper doily hearts. The ones shown are about 3.5" x3.5". Cut a piece of white
construction paper in half. Fold the pieces in half to make a card. Lay a paper stencil on the front dab with paint and a stencil brush. Carefully lift the stencil to show a heart. After it
is dry, have the children write a message inside. If you are doing this with young children
you may want to use bingo markers instead of paint.
The stencils are available at Wal-Mart as well as craft stores.
Each year, we make these and send them to our local congressmen encouraging them to support early childhood education.