Precious Heart Shaped Animals make the perfect Valentine heart craft for kids of ALL ages! Free printable heart outlines to make this project easy! Encourage artistic creativity by providing the materials and watching how everyone interprets them!

dog heart animal made with heart outlines

Here at Skip to My Lou, we love easy heart crafts! Check out these beautiful heart suncatchers. And these heart templates are perfect to use to give someone a heart attack. (Don’t worry this is a good thing!)

Heart Shaped Animals

If you’re looking for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day project, why not try making some heart animals? All you need is some basic crafting supplies and a little bit of imagination, and you can create everything from foxes to dogs to pigs! So get creative and have fun with it.

Even beginners will be able to create these little cuties. So get your crafting supplies ready and let’s get started! Here is what you will need.

Heart Animal Craft Supplies

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How to Make Animals out of Hearts

These animals made of shapes are easy to create and perfect to make darling animal Valentine cards, Valentine’s Day decorations, or use to decorate the front of a Valentine sack.

fox heart animal

Use the following heart outlines and animal templates to create your animals. These hearts are only a guide. Feel free to make your own hearts.

If you have a color printer, print the colorful hearts on white cardstock or choose the heart outlines as templates to trace around on colored sheets of construction paper.

Use your imagination to layer hearts and create animals. There is no wrong way for this project. Encourage kids to make this heart art their own by creating their own unique animals!

supplies for heart bear
heart bear with googly eyes
supplies for heart bear or heart dog
pig heart animal
supplies for pig heart animal

Heart Outline Free Printables

Use the heart outlines as a guide for these heart animals and any other crafty project. Print one set on heavy cardstock and everyone can trace around the hearts they would like to use. I also have these heart templates if you need more variety.

heart outlines for fox animal
heart outlines for bear and dog heart animals
heart outline for pig heart animal

This animal craft for kids is fun, builds fine motor skills, and encourages creativity. Making Valentine’s day animals would be a perfect activity for school Valentine parties! If the materials are ready to go, this project will go quickly and the kids will have an adorable member of the animal kingdom created just by them!

These can also be glued to a sack (white or brown) and used as Valentine card collectors! Teachers will appreciate having a backup option for any student who does not bring a Valentine box or sack!

How about turning this activity into a festive and healthy Valentine treat? Use mandarin oranges for the noses! The oranges can just be set on top of the heart animal or use a couple of adhesive dots to attach. TIP: If the adhesive dots aren’t sticking well to the mandarins, wash them with soapy water, rinse, and dry them very well before applying the dots. Add a black pom pom to the “nose” for an extra detail.

heart pig animal made with halos for a nose
heart  fox animal made with halos for a nose

Animal Valentine Boxes

Looking for more Valentine day crafts? Once you have made these adorable creatures out of Valentine hearts make one of these clever boxes for your valentines. Let me know in the comments how they turned out!

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  1. This craft is perfect for Valentine’s Day to do with the kiddos! LOVE this adorable craft idea!

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