Sweet Valentine’s Craft: Making Animals from Heart Shapes

Feb 5, 2014

With just a few different sizes of craft foam hearts, your kids can create a whole zoo of animals! There really are no limits if you use your imagination. This is a really fun craft for kids of all ages this Valentine's day. They're going to love it!

What You'll Need

  • craft foam hearts in various sizes - these are very easy to find this time of year
  • googly eyes
  • white school glue


The possibilities are really endless, but here are really cute examples:


The body is one large craft foam heart. We used 2 small upside down hearts for the ears, 2 small upside-down hearts for the feet, and 1 small heart for the beak. The wings are 2 medium sized upside-down hearts and the eyes are 2 medium hearts with googly eyes in the centre.

LADYBUGThe body of the ladybug is one large heart. We used 6 small hearts for the feet and 6 small hearts for the ladybug's spots. The head is a medium sized heart with googly eyes.

DOGThe face of the dog is 1 large upside down heart. We placed another upright large heart behind the face for the ears. Use 1 medium sized heart for the tongue, and 1 medium size heart for the nose. Glue on 2 googly eyes.

CATERPILLARThe head is 1 medium size heart with googly eyes. The body is 8 small hearts of different colours all glued together.


The butterfly's wings are 2 large hearts. I placed 2 medium sized hearts on each wing for decoration. The head is a medium sized heart with googly eyes and the body is 7 small hearts of alternating colours.


The birdie's body is 1 large heart. I used medium sized hearts for the wing, tail feather and head feather. The feet are 2 small hearts and the beak is 1 small heart. Glue on 1 googly eye.Have fun crafting with your kiddos this Valentine's Day!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.