Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Silly Heart Puppets

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 couple of Silly Heart Puppets.

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.

Easy-to-make silly heart puppets are a fun Valentine's craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Supplies Needed:
Cardboard (I used an old cereal box)
Puff balls, glitter and any other embellishment you want to add

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.

These Silly Heart Puppets are a little bit kooky and a whole lot of silly. 

We had a great time making them! 

Now it's time to have a lot of fun playing with them!

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  1. Oh, I love these! We will definitely have to try this. I would love it if you would share it at Sharing Saturday.

  2. Silly? No VERY cute!!! :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. These are very cute! I think we will be making some similar very soon. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Show and Share Sat. :)

  4. So cute !! Love your Link up !!

  5. These are so stinkin' cute!!! I am pinning these!!

  6. these are so fun! added to my pinterest board. Thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase

  7. Adorable! Love that it's so easy to have fun!

  8. These are so incredibly adorable!

  9. This is just the kind of activity we love to do. Just to let you know as well that is has been featured over on my It's Friday We're In Love round up


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