We’ve been making a lot of Valentines for our family and friends lately.
It’s been so much fun sharing the love, but I thought the girls would enjoy making a fun craft for themselves.
We got out all the fun supplies: puff balls, googly eyes, paint, and glitter and turned them into a Silly Heart Puppet.
This is a fun open-ended project that is perfect for both toddlers and preschoolers. We had some much fun making this Valentine’s kids craft and I know you will too.
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How to make a Silly Heart Puppet
We started by gluing our craft sticks onto the backs of our cardboard hearts.
Next we got out the paint to decorate our heart.
After the painting was done, it was time for the glitter. I had the girls sprinkle the glitter on the wet paint, which will hold it on as well as glue does.
Don’t be afraid of the glitter! Fold a piece of paper in half, then open it up again. Shake the excess glitter off onto the paper and use the fold to help you get the glitter back in the container.
Hint: Wrap some packing tape around your hand, sticky side up, and it will pick up all the excess that is scattered around the table and the floor.
Once the paint dried a little, it was time for the embellishments.
We glued colorful puffballs and googly eyes on our hearts.
Use your imagination! Scraps of fabric, ribbon, sequins, and beads are just a few of the things you could add to your puppets.
Keep it open-ended and keep it fun. I always love to see the things my girls create.
Each Silly Heart Puppet is a little bit kooky, a whole lot of silly, and very unique.
We had a great time making them!
Now it’s time to have a lot of fun playing with them!
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