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Heart Groundhog or Beaver Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

A simple groundhog or beaver paper craft that can be used for Groundhog's Day on Feb 2nd and Valentine's Day on Feb 14th!

Read a bit about DLTK's Grow With Me Craft Concept to get some ideas on how this basic craft idea can be used with different materials to make it appropriate for everyone from ages 2 thru 82!
 

Tip 1:  Include the message "I really dig you!"

Tip 2:  Glue the heart animal paper craft to the front of a folded over piece of construction paper or a doily to make a cute Valentine's Day card.

Tip 3:  Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy Heart Animal.

Tip 4:  Scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a beaver or groundhog puppet.

Tip 5:  Glue a small piece of sandpaper on the back to make a felt board character.

Tip 6:  Cut construction paper into 4 inch wide strips as long as you can make them.  Tape two together to make even longer.  Measure around child's head to make a construction paper 'crown'.  Glue Heart Animal to front of the crown to make a Valentine's Day hat.
 

Materials:

Craft Instructions:

craft instructionsGlue the two eyes onto the head.

 

craft instructionsGlue the white heart upside down at the bottom of the head as the buck teeth.

craft instructionsGlue the ears onto the head.

craft instructionsGlue the heart nose under the eyes.

 

Option for mass-producing - young children:  Print out the B&W template.  Trace the pieces onto stiff cardboard (back of paper pads works well) or margarine/ice cream container lids.  Cut out to make permanent templates.   Allow the children to trace these permanent templates onto different colors of construction paper to make their animal

Option for mass-producing - older children:  Omit the templates.  Let the children cut out heart shapes in various sizes from colored construction paper (show them how to fold paper in half and then cut to make a perfectly symmetrical heart).  Let the children create their own animals by putting together hearts of different sizes (you can pre-make a few example animals to give them some inspiration).
 

Craft Templates:

Heart Groundhog or Beaver template    (color)   or    (B&W)

 

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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