Heart Crafts



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:  preschooler Valentine's Day craft (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.

paper Valentine's craft

What’s with that serious face?

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? paper Valentine's Day crafts 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!


Looking for a little something special to give with Valentine’s this year?  Check out our Love Bugs!



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  1. Aww, so sweet!
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    1. Thanks. They add just the right amount of color to a few more doors. :)

  2. Cute! If you have time, would you be willing to link this up to our Sweets For My Sweetie (and any other Valentine-themed post) via Natural and Free? They’d be perfect for it! :) I understand if you don’t have time, but I figured I’d ask. :) Have a great week!
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    1. Love to! Thanks for asking!

      1. You’re welcome! Thanks for linking up! :)
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  3. very cute, have to try those. I couldn;’t agree more, I’m always cutting out magazine pics so he can make collages or we can do crafts. Unused wrapping paper and bows work too. Can never have too many craft supplies.
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    1. I have a ton of magazine pics… I need to get them out more often and just let them go at it. :)

  4. SO cute! I need to do this with my kids… :)
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