Precious Heart Shaped Animals make the perfect Valentine heart craft for kids of ALL ages! Free printable heart outlines to make this project easy! Encourage artistic creativity by providing the materials and watching how everyone interprets them!
Here at Skip to My Lou, we love easy heart crafts! Check out these beautiful heart suncatchers. And these heart templates are perfect to use to give someone a heart attack. (Don’t worry this is a good thing!)
Heart Shaped Animals
If you’re looking for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day project, why not try making some heart animals? All you need is some basic crafting supplies and a little bit of imagination, and you can create everything from foxes to dogs to pigs! So get creative and have fun with it.
Even beginners will be able to create these little cuties. So get your crafting supplies ready and let’s get started! Here is what you will need.
Heart Animal Craft Supplies
- Construction Paper-black, white, red, pink, orange, brown (really any color you like!)
- Wiggly eyes
- Glue Stick
- Cardstock (if you are printing out the patterns to trace on construction paper)
- Printable Heart Outlines
How to Make Animals out of Hearts
These animals made of shapes are easy to create and perfect to make darling animal Valentine cards, Valentine’s Day decorations, or use to decorate the front of a Valentine sack.
Use the following heart outlines and animal templates to create your animals. These hearts are only a guide. Feel free to make your own hearts.
If you have a color printer, print the colorful hearts on white cardstock or choose the heart outlines as templates to trace around on colored sheets of construction paper.
Use your imagination to layer hearts and create animals. There is no wrong way for this project. Encourage kids to make this heart art their own by creating their own unique animals!
Heart Outline Free Printables
Use the heart outlines as a guide for these heart animals and any other crafty project. Print one set on heavy cardstock and everyone can trace around the hearts they would like to use. I also have these heart templates if you need more variety.
This animal craft for kids is fun, builds fine motor skills, and encourages creativity. Making Valentine’s day animals would be a perfect activity for school Valentine parties! If the materials are ready to go, this project will go quickly and the kids will have an adorable member of the animal kingdom created just by them!
These can also be glued to a sack (white or brown) and used as Valentine card collectors! Teachers will appreciate having a backup option for any student who does not bring a Valentine box or sack!
How about turning this activity into a festive and healthy Valentine treat? Use mandarin oranges for the noses! The oranges can just be set on top of the heart animal or use a couple of adhesive dots to attach. TIP: If the adhesive dots aren’t sticking well to the mandarins, wash them with soapy water, rinse, and dry them very well before applying the dots. Add a black pom pom to the “nose” for an extra detail.
Animal Valentine Boxes
Looking for more Valentine day crafts? Once you have made these adorable creatures out of Valentine hearts make one of these clever boxes for your valentines. Let me know in the comments how they turned out!