By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
I can remember making a Heart Person when I was a kid in school. They were so fun to make and then when I got to bring it home and give it to my mom for Valentine’s Day, it was so great to see how much she loved it.
So it should come as no surprise that I wanted to make these with my girls for Valentine’s Day. Since I made them with them, they won’t be giving them to me instead we hung them on the wall to decorate for the holiday.
I went ahead and cut out all the hearts for each of the heart people for the girls and my oldest folded the paper for the legs and arms. I know my oldest could cut everything out herself, but since my little one can’t yet I thought it would just be better if I did it this time (she is getting independent and would have been upset if her sister did it and she didn’t).
I gave each girl all the pieces they need to make their own and explained what we were doing and then let them make them how they wanted. So each one is a little different and unique. This would make a great project for a class or a Valentines party since it is good for any age.
Supplies (for 1 heart person)
- 2 Sheets white cardstock
- 1 sheet pink or red construction paper
- Heart Person Printable
- 2 googly eyes
- Glue stick
- Red Marker
Print out your Heart Printable on Cardstock. Then cut out your hearts
Trace your hearts onto red or pink construction paper, then cut out the hearts (you will need 1 large and 4 small hearts for each heart person)
Cut another piece of white card stock in to 1 inch strips, then fold them with an over then under pattern for the arms and legs.
Glue your arms and legs to your large heart
Glue your small hearts to the other end of each arm and leg
Glue your googly eyes on your large heart.
Then use a marker to draw a nose and mouth onto your heart person.
Hang them up to decorate for Valentine’s Day or use them as a card for someone special!