Heart Shaped Animal Valentine’s Day Crafts!

One of my favorite things about the holidays (big or small) is doing crafts with my son. I worked in daycares for quite a few years and even taught Sunday school at my church while in high school and after. The holiday gifts and crafts were always the most fun.  Anything handmade is always the best. I put together a few different heart shaped animal Valentine’s Day crafts that you can make with your preschooler or even toddler. I have made these a few times throughout the years with my classes and they loved them. You can change up your colors, or how big or small of hearts you want. I will even add some cute Valentine sayings that you can use. These are great for teachers, family members, or even friends!

 

 

1. Bee Heart Shaped Valentine

You will need: Yellow Construction Paper, Black Construction Paper, googly eyes.

Cut out some black and yellow shapes, and put together, then add some googly eyes or draw on your eyes.


Some cute sayings for the Bee:
“Bee Mine!”
“Just buzzing by to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’
“Thanks for ‘Bee-ing’ my friend!”

 

2. Lady Bug Heart Shaped Valentine

You need: Red Construction Paper, Black Construction paper, googly eyes.

Cut out a large black heart, some smaller ones, half of a heart, and some black strips. With the red construction paper, cut out a large heart the size of the black and cut in half.


Lady Bug Valentine Sayings:
” Happy Valentine’s Day from your little love bug.”
“Valentine, you are as cute as a bug!”
“I’m buggy for you!”
“I’m gonna bug you until you’re my Valentine.”
“Sending you a love bug hug!”

 

3. Elephant Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: Whichever colors you choose (we chose red and blue), some googly eyes.

What to do: Cut out a large heart shape (head), some smaller hearts (for the ears), another smaller heart for the end of the nose, and a nose. Add some googly eyes.

Use some of these sayings:
“I’ve got a TRUNK full of love for you!”
“Never forget that I love you!”
“Sending you TONS of love!”
“I hope your Valentines’ Day is TONS of fun!”

 

4. Fox Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: 2 colors of construction paper (we decided brown and orange), googly eyes.
What to do: Cut out a large heart for the head, a smaller heart (then in half), 2 small hearts for the ears, add googly eyes.

Cute Fox sayings:
“The fox says… Will you be my Valentine?”
“What does the fox say? Happy Valentine’s Day!”
“To my foxy Valentine!”

 

5. Dog Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need:  2 colors of construction paper, googly eyes.

What to do: Cute out a large heart (bottom half of dog face), a heart a little smaller (for the top of the face), another heart in half (ears), add eyes.

Cute Dog Sayings:
“I woof you!”
“Valentine, Doggone it, you’re the best!”
“No bones about it, you are awesome!”

 

6. Fish Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: Choice of construction paper, 1 googly eye.

What to do: Cut out a large heart, 2 smaller hearts, use half of another heart and add a googly eye.

Cute Fish sayings:
“You have O-FISH-ALLY stolen my heart!”
“You’re such a great catch Valentine!”
“I’m hooked on you Valentine!”
“Will you O-FISH-ALLY be my Valentine?”
“Of all the fish in the sea….You’re the one for me!”

7. Crab Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: Red Construction paper, Black construction paper, googly eyes.

What to do: Cut out a large Red heart, 2 medium sized red hearts, 2 small red hearts, 10 black strips, googly eyes.

Cute Crab Sayings:
Crabby Valentine’s Day!”
“A pinch of love for you!”
“Wishing you a Crabby Valentine’s Day!”

8. Butterfly Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: 2 different colors of construction paper, googly eyes.

What to do: Cut out 2 large hearts, 2 medium hearts, 5 hearts (body), 2 strips and 2 small hearts, add googly eyes


Cute Butterfly sayings:
“Valentine, you keep the hearts all a flutter!”
“I’m all a flutter over you!”
Floating by with a Valentine!”
“You make my heart all fluttery!”

 

9. Frog Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: Green construction paper, red construction paper, googly eyes.

What to do: Cut out a large heart, 3 medium, 2 smaller, add red for tongue with a small heart at the end. Add googly eyes.

Cute Frog Sayings:
“I ‘toad-ally’ love you!”
“Just hopping by to say Happy Valentine’s Day!”
“My heart leaps for you!”
“Have a very hoppy Valentine’s Day!”
“You’re ‘toad-ally’ cool!”

10. Caterpillar Heart Shaped Valentine

What you need: 2 different colors of construction paper, black strips for legs, googly eyes.

What to do: Cut out 4 hearts (body and head), 2 strips for antennae, 2 small hearts, black strips for legs (we made 6). Add googly eyes, we made ours a little small so we just drew them on.


Cute Sayings for your Caterpillar:
“Valentine, you’re as cute as a bug!”
“I’m buggy for you!”
“I’m gonna bug you until you’re my Valentine.”

If you have any other Heart Shaped Animal Valentine Ideas, feel free to share them. Or come back and share what you and your little ones have made with us.

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