CREATION STATION: SKUNK VALENTINE CRAFT
A sweet skunk for Valentine’s Day! If you’re making this fun craft with toddlers or preschoolers and feel the 3D heart is too complicated for them to make, simply omit that step and have them glue one single heart on their animal.
- Animal valentine templates
- Coloured cardstock paper or construction paper
- Large googly eyes
- Black marker (or crayon)
- Pencil for tracing (optional)
- Print out the skunk craft template. Cut out each of the pieces from the template and use them as a pattern to trace and cut out each of the pieces on coloured cardstock or construction paper. You can also print out the pieces directly on coloured cardstock, or have children color the pieces with crayons.
- Create the 3D heart for your animal to hold. Start by folding each of the five hearts in half. Add glue on one folded side of each heart and glue the halves together to create a 3D heart shape.
- Glue the heart at the bottom of the skunk body. Close the 3D heart and add glue to one side. Open it back up, position it in the center of the body and glue it down in place. Close the heart again to reveal the unglued section. Add glue to it, open the heart again and press the glued section down onto the animal body.
- Glue the skunk face at the top of the body. Add glue to the back of the white face strip and pink nose and glue them on the skunk face.
- Glue the ears at the top of the skunk. Glue large googly on your skunk face. Add glue on the back of the white tail stripe and glue it onto the tail. Then glue the tail on the side of the skunk body.
- Add glue on the back of each of the arms and glue them on the skunk body inside the 3D heart so it looks like the skunk is holding it.