It's crazy what you can do with construction paper, scissors and a little imagination! Here are several creations to make with toddlers for Valentine's Day.
A caterpillar full of hearts
Cut out hearts of all colors and all the same size, with the children. Once that's done, take the hearts that are slightly larger (there are always some) and use them for the heads. Add hearts for the antennae with pipe cleaners and draw the eyes.
The caterpillar turned butterfly
Hearts also make cute wings if you decide to talk about caterpillar transformation with the kids. It will be an educational and interesting DIY workshop in addition to being fun and pretty.
A charming cat
To make this charming cat, you need construction paper of two different colors. You can make a gray cat with pink ears, a black cat with white ears, or a ginger cat with black ears. You can even make them in all colors if you have several children and let them improvise. The Cheshire cat is very pink and mauve,him!
Mad dog (of you)
To make this dog, you will need a large heart of one color, another heart of the same size, but of another color, which you will cut in half, a heart for the nose and hearts for the eyes. You can add a bone or a tongue in its mouth, depending on your children's dexterity.
A frog (before being a prince)
The frog is a beautiful symbol of storytelling, and storytelling is very appropriate for Valentine's Day. You can even read the story of the Frog King to children before doing this heart craft. You will need three small green hearts, one medium and one large. You will also need two eyes and you can add a red heart and tongue strip.
King of the Jungle
The lion is very easy to make and only takes a few minutes to make. You need a big orange heart, a medium yellow heart and a small black heart. Always start by cutting out the larger hearts, it will be easier to shrink the smaller ones and you will waste less construction paper adjusting your proportions if you only have to shrink a heart rather than starting from scratch. For your lion to be perfect, you need to make some fringes around the hearts.
A raccoon lover
The raccoon too is easy to make and allows youto use the brown and black sheets that children often look up to. To make the eyes, you can use white and black hearts to give it an amorous look or take stick-on eyes if you have them.
A little mouse
The mouse is very easy to make, this one was made by my four year old son. Just draw two small hearts for ears, cut out some whiskers, fold a large heart in half (or cut it in the middle to make two mice), draw a small nose and add an eye.
The panda is very pretty and doesn't require a lot of materials. You will only need a white sheet, a sheet of black construction paper and two purchased or crafted eyes.
This is my favorite! The little redhead made entirely of orange, black and white hearts will show children all the details of this beautiful animal's fur and give them the opportunity to stick together lots of little pieces, making this a little longer and more hands-on workshop. fun.