If you are looking for an easy kids craft for Valentine's Day, this is it! This smiley-faced happy paper heart decoration is a great addition to your craft list this season of love. A simple heart comes to life with a smile, arms, legs, and googly eyes! This is a great craft to make with your kids for their rooms!
Paper Heart Decoration
How absolutely adorable is this? I adore making simple things with my kids, and this is a great choice for decorating at Valentine's Day! You can gather up supplies and sit kids down at the table to make these and hang all over your home, room, or a classroom!
This is definitely a great decoration for educators to use in their classroom as a fun and easy class project with kids of all ages. Super simple for teaching scissors and folding skills, but also inexpensive.
If you are working with kids, you may want to check out this glittery heart flower bouquet! They might also like this simple framed hearts Valentine's Day decoration. So many cute ideas for the kids to help make this year!
While the kids make one of these easier decorations, you can work on a real piece of art like this heart string art decoration!
What Paper Should I Use?
I think this is one craft you could make using any paper you prefer. Construction paper is a great option since it's a bit sturdier, but simple copy paper, crafting paper, or patterned papers are all great choices.
I love the idea of grabbing different Valentine's Day patterns of craft paper and making your paper heart totally unique. Think about using red, pink, white, purple, silver, blue, or papers with roses, flowers, words, and more! So many great possibilities with this idea!
Can I Turn This Into a Paper Heart Garland?
I've made a simple burlap heart garland recently, but why not turn this idea into a banner or garland? If you made your paper heart people smaller, you could easily attach them to a long ribbon or piece of twine. Then, hang it from your mantle as a beautiful Valentine's Day bunting! Such a cute idea for adding a bit more fun to your home around a special holiday.
You will love my cute rustic twig wooden heart decoration to hang on the wall. You could also add this even simpler paper heart bunting idea to the list. So many great ideas!
- Craft paper in two colors (white and pink)
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
- Black marker
How to Make Paper Hearts
Begin by tracing the heart shapes onto your choice of craft paper. You will need 1 large and 4 small hearts.
Cut out the hearts, and set them aside.
Now, you will fold white paper into a fan shape as shown.
Once it has been folded, cut it into 4 small pieces about 1" wide.
Unfold these and trim so 2 are longer making legs with the shorter 2 making the arms.
Now, you will attach the googly eyes onto the largest heart, and draw a simple smile with your black marker.
Next, you will attach the arms and legs with glue.
The final step is to attach the smaller hearts to the ends of the arms and legs to act as hands and feet.
Display or hang as desired.
Printable Step by Step Photo Tutorial:
Adorable Happy Paper Heart Decoration Kids Craft
Turn a simple piece of paper into a fun smiling happy paper heart! This is a great decoration for Valentine's Day!
- Craft paper in two colors (white & pink)
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
- Black marker
- Trace and cut out 5 hearts from the pink paper making 1 large and 4 smaller ones;
- Now you will take a piece of white paper and fold back and forth into a fan shape as shown;
- Once the fan is folded, you will cut it into 1" pieces;
- Unfold these pieces and trim 2 a bit shorter to act as the arms, and 2 longer as legs;
- Attach the googly eyes to the heart with glue, and use a black marker to draw a smile onto your heart;
- Now, glue your legs and arms in place;
- Attach the small hearts, one on each end, of the arms and legs;
- Display or hang as desired for Valentine's Day.
Add glitter to the hands and feet for a bit of extra sparkle on this paper heart!
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