Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Preschool Valentine Crafts - Mouse Heart Valentine

The requests for new preschool valentine crafts ideas has been overwhelming the past few days!

This fun, creative idea was just sent to me to share here for all of you--very cute and excellent for teaching many skills.

Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. Send pictures also if you have them!

Mouse Heart Valentine

Cut out two heart shapes, one larger for the body and one smaller for the ears. Fold the larger heart in half (child can write a message, their name, or leave blank), and at point end glue a very small fuzzy ball (or just make a dot with a marker) for the nose, make a few whiskers off the nose with a marker.
Then glue on a googly eye in proximity to the nose. Next place a dot of glue at the base of the small heart (leave this one open) for the ears and glue in proximity of the eye.
Use a lollipop (flat ones work best) and tape it to the inside of the larger heart with the stick end sticking out of the rounded larger heart (this is the tail). Glue or tape heart shut and you have a valentine.

This is a good craft for practicing tracing, cutting, fine motor skills with the gluing and placement of the features.

If you like these preschool valentine crafts, check out the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.

There are Two Editions now for the Preschool Planner: Basic or Platinum.

Send me any ideas you would like to share and I will post them on my Blog.


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