- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Instructions:To make this sweet little owl you need to cut out four hearts. You should cut out one larger heart that will be the owl's body. Then, cut 3 small hearts for the owl's beak and the feet. You can use the same colors as I did or choose whatever colors you want. You should have the smaller hearts a different color than the large heart simply so they stand out once you get them all glued together.
To make the owl's body, set the largest heart, pointed side up, on your work surface. Put a couple of dabs of glue near the point. Fold the point over until it reaches about half way to the opposite edge of the heart. Stick it in place. This will be the owl's head. Glue two of the smaller hearts under the bottom edge of the heart to be the owls' feet. Use the photo for reference if you need to.
The owl's face is quite simple to make. Start out by gluing a smaller heart over the point on the large heart. Glue two wiggle eyes onto the top edge of the heart. For a fun, finishing touch, take two small feathers and put a dab of glue onto the end of each one. Stick that end under the head flap where you folded the large heart over.
To make your owl into a Valentine's Day card, simply fold a piece of construction paper and fold it in half and glue your owl to the front of it. Write a special message inside the card. You can write a personal note or go for something cheesy like the line on this owl Valentine's Day card made by visitor named Laura.
Here are a few more ideas for fun verses for an owl Valentine:
- Owl be your Valentine, will you be mine?
- Owl be happy if you'll be my Valentine
- Whooo loves you?
- You're a Hoot, Valentine
Can you think of any others? if you do, share them in the Family Crafts Forum.
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