DIY Mouse Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

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If you have seen any of my other crafts you may notice that I am not a crafter. But, my girls love it. Therefore, I must put on my “DIY crafting mama” hat every once in a while and give it a try.

DIY Mouse Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

Valentine’s Day Kid’s Craft

With Valentine’s Day coming up, the girls wanted to hand-make a few special Valentines cards for the best friends. Challenge accepted.

We jumped online to find our inspiration.

Knowing Jaci wanted to create an animal out of a heart, we went perusing the internet to get ideas. We settled on a mouse.

Kid's DIY Valentine's Day Card

Yep. A mouse.

We decided to adapt the mouse we found by allowing the card to stay open so that we could write a message inside. We also didn’t have a lot at home to work with in terms of craft supplies, so we went with what we had.

It was easier that way and I’m a big proponent of using supplies on hand. It makes for more affordable Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kids.

mouse Valentine's card

What came out was this super cute and easy mouse card that Jaci was pretty proud of.

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Fold construction paper in half. Along the fold draw half of a heart shape about 4 inches long. 
    mouse card
  2. With paper still folded, cut out the heart shape. 
    mouse card
  3. Open the heart and write a message inside. (We decided on, “You’re the big cheese!”
    big cheese
  4. Fold heart back together and color the nose. Position a dot for the eye.
  5. Peel back off heart sticker (or cut a glue a heart shape) and apply to head for ear.
  6. Cut a piece of yarn about 6-7″ long and tape it inside the heart. All done!
Cute and Easy Mouse

You should now have a simple kid’s DIY Valentine’s Day card.

Once we figured out how to do the first one it took about 7 minutes to do the next ones. The longest part of the process was when Jaci would write her Valentine’s Day message inside the cards.

DIY Mouse Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

DIY Mouse Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

Easy Valentine's Day craft for kids ideal for preschool, kindergarten & gradeschool age.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • pink construction paper
  • heart sticker
  • yarn
  • tape
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • markers

Instructions

  1. Fold construction paper in half. Along the fold draw half of a heart shape about 4 inches long.
  2. With paper still folded, cut out the heart shape. 
  3. Open the heart and write a message inside. (We decided on, “You’re the big cheese!”
  4. Fold heart back together and color the nose. Position a dot for the eye.
  5. Peel back off heart sticker (or cut a glue a heart shape) and apply to head for ear.
  6. Cut a piece of yarn about 6-7″ long and tape it inside the heart. All done!

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And the best part was she adored seeing her handiwork come together. It did not have to be anything complex… just something we worked on together.

Did you make a Valentine’s Day kid’s craft with your child?

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