All kids love animals right? How about creating some critters and figures using paper hearts as a Valentine craft. We love to create images using shapes and have done a few in the past – we made atrees using geometric shapes. For an easy Valentine craft, we used heart shapes to create critters, animals and even a cute lady. We have been hitting a local library frequently these days and every now and then they have a simple craft/art session for kids. We try to improvise on the activity and it is a wonderful opportunity for my kid and I to discuss what we liked and didn’t like about the project. This gets her imagination going and we create things. But for this craft, we loved what we saw and recreated the same and many more.

## We have here a dog, a worm, a cute heart lady and a little mouse.

The hearts dog is by far our favorite.  It’s made from 1 large and 2 medium sized hearts. The large heart for the lower half and the medium for the upper half of the body. Cut the other medium through the center vertically for ears and there you have it.

To create a challenge, I laid the body parts and invited my 4 yr old to figure out how to put the ears. The invitation has a hidden mathematical concept – Heard about Flip, Slide and Turn ? It was fun to see her brain work to solve the cute puzzle.