Wow, I can hardly believe that Valentine’s Day is a week from today!! Are you looking for a fun craft for the kids to do for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a cute little guy that I used to make when I was a little whippersnapper. It doesn’t take much to make it…red or pink paper, white paper, scissors, glue or tape, a marker and, if you have them, heart shaped cookie cutters. If you don’t have the cookie cutters, no problem! You can draw hearts to cut out.
First thing to do is to make 1 large heart and 4 small hearts out of the red or pink paper. I traced around cookie cutters.
I used a piece of printer paper for my white paper. Make 4 strips of paper approximately 1/2″ wide by the width of the paper. (8 1/2″)
You should have 1 large heart, 4 small hearts and 4 strips of white paper.
Draw a face on the large heart with a marker or crayon or pen. Make it as silly or as sweet looking as you like.
Take one strip of paper and beginning at one end, fold it back and forth in accordion style. Then repeat that with each of the other 3 strips.
Glue 1 small heart to one end of each of the 4 strips.
The 4 accordion strips with hearts become this little guy’s arms and legs. Glue them in place like in the following photograph and you’re finished!
You can add a Valentine wish to the back of the large heart and use it for a Valentine’s card to give to your favorite Valentine! Have fun! 🙂