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Felt Heart People | Valentine Craft for Kids


Create these adorable and posable felt heart people for Valentine’s Day! A perfect and easy-to-make Valentine Craft for Kids that can be done in just about 30 minutes with a few simple supplies. 

Felt Heart People Craft with posable stem legs on a white background.



This makes a great non-candy classroom craft project. It even has a fun pocket that you can put a Valentine card in or share a yummy treat.

Materials you will need for these felt heart people!



How to make Felt Heart People Valentine Craft for Kids!

Gather all your supplies and download the felt heart people template, print and cut out. Trace large and small hearts onto Medium Pink, Dark Pink, Bright Pink, Bright Lavender, Red, and Light Pink craft felt with a permanent marker.



Cut out the large hearts using pinking shears and scallop shears for fabric. If you don’t have pinking shears, cut fun patterns around the edges with straight scissors.



Cut out the small hearts with straight scissors. TIP: Cut inside all the traced lines for a clean, finished project.



Match up the large and small hearts in pairs and add chenille stems in complimentary colors. The kids love using a variety of fun color combinations for these heart people and truly it doesn’t have to be in pinks and reds for Valentine. This craft can be done at any time of the year with any color combination.


If you are doing a classroom craft or with many kids getting to this point with all the items cut and ready to go would be helpful.



Attach the small hearts to the large hearts with a glue gun and glue sticks, leaving the top open if you want to create a pocket for cards or treats. If crafting with younger children, liquid craft glue works, just figure in drying time.



Cut chenille stem into four equal lengths with scissors.  Cut the stem in half and then cut those two sections in half again.  Bend the ends of two sections of chenille stems into legs with rectangular feet and the other two into arms with circular hands. 



Attach the arms and legs to the felt heart bodies with a glue gun and glue sticks.  Tuck the cut ends of the chenille stem arms and legs in between the felt layers to cover any sharp wire ends.



Cut one-half-inch by one-half-inch squares from Light Pink and Medium Pink craft felt and then trim those squares into circles with scissors to create cheeks.  To create the face, attach two cheeks and two wiggle eyes to each felt heart people with a glue gun and glue sticks.



Using a permanent marker draw a semi-circle smile onto the Felt Heart from cheek to cheek.  If crafting with the kiddos, you can also use a washable marker.



Tuck handmade notes, stickers, or even a gift card into the Felt Heart People Pockets. Switch up the colors to match your child’s preferences, the possibilities are endless!  



Don’t forget to check out these other fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids as well.

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Felt Heart People

Felt Heart People

Yield: multiple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: inexpensive

Create these adorable and posable felt heart people for Valentine's Day! A perfect and easy-to-make Valentine Craft for Kids that can be done in just about 30 minutes with a few simple supplies. 

Materials

  • Craft Felt
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Chenille Stems

Tools

  • Black Sharpie
  • Felt Heart People Template
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Pinking and Scallop Shears
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Gather all supplies.  Download Felt Heart People Pockets Patterns, print and cut out. Trace large and small hearts onto Medium Pink, Dark Pink, Bright Pink, Bright Lavender, Red, and Light Pink craft felt with a permanent marker.
  2. Cut out large hearts using pinking shears and scallop shears for fabric. If you don’t have pinking shears, cut fun patterns around the edges with straight scissors. Cut out small hearts with straight scissors. TIP: Cut inside all the traced lines for a clean, finished project.
  3. Match up large and small hearts in pairs. Add chenille stems in complimentary colors. The kids love using a variety of fun color combinations for these heart people. Attach the small hearts to the large hearts with a glue gun and glue sticks, leaving the top open, and creating the pocket. If crafting with younger children, liquid craft glue works, just figure in drying time.
  4. Cut chenille stem into four equal lengths with scissors.  Cut stem in half and then cut those two sections in half again.  Bend the ends of two sections of chenille stems into legs with rectangular feet and the other two into arms with circular hands.  Attach the arms and legs to the felt heart bodies with a glue gun and glue sticks.  Tuck the cut ends of the chenille stem arms and legs in between the felt layers to cover any sharp wire ends.
  5. Cut one-half-inch by one-half-inch squares from Light Pink and Medium Pink craft felt and then trim those squares into circles with scissors to create cheeks.  To create the face, attach two cheeks and two wiggle eyes to each felt heart with a glue gun and glue sticks. Using a permanent marker draw a semi-circle smile onto the Felt Heart People Pockets from cheek to cheek. 












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