When you are stuck inside with little ones, crafting is one way to keep them occupied in a good way. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve been doing a few fun heart crafts.
I decided our Heart Animals needed some friends, and so today we made these silly Heart Characters: (I have to give credit where credit is due, these are inspired by some silly heart people pictures I’ve seen a friend of mine draw; in fact, my daughter started drawing them, too!)
To start with I cut a bunch of hearts for bodies, hands, feet, eyes, and noses. I also cut strips of paper for arms and legs, folding them accordion-style to give them a little “spring.”
My daughter had fun designing her heart characters, asking me to cut some hair for them, using her markers to give them eye lashes and other fun details.
Each time she finished one she asked, “Can I make one more?”
I’d say they were a big hit, and they are going to look so cute on the doors!
Looking for something else to spruce up your home with a Valentine’s Day touch?
How about making some snowflakes full of hearts? To make it easier for little ones, just fold the paper 2 times and then use a pencil to draw where they should cut. Older children will have fun trying their hand at seeing just how many little hearts they can cut into their snowflakes.
Happy crafting with the kids!
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