A Cute Animal Garland for Valentine's Day

We are only a few weeks away to one of my favorite holidays - Valentine's Day! Moms, I wanted to get some crafts up and ready for you to use for celebrating with your children this year. This one takes hardly any time at all and can help make your home look festive in no time!

For this project you will need:

  • a printer if downloading the template {or sturdy paper and markers if making your own}
  • white paper
  • scissors
  • ribbon or yarn
  • a hole puncher

1. If you would like to make the cute animal garland above this Valentine's Day, I have created a template exclusively for JCFamilies readers! You can download the template here and print on your computer: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B57g8zmmkwSbTkFoNjhPMW5HMGs/edit

If your child would like to make their own designs, simply draw some heart shapes for them to decorate on a sturdy piece of paper! Four on one page fits nicely.

2. Cut all the heart shapes out and use a hole puncher to make two holes at the top of each heart. I would recommend printing or drawing about 12 hearts to make a garland that is long enough to hang nicely in your home.

3. String ribbon or yarn through each heart {reference picture at the top of this post}. Hang in your home for Valentine's Day!!

Ashley Lucas is a local illustrator and crafts designer based in Jersey City, NJ. She is the author and illustrator of various children's books and has contributed to such popular sites as eHow and ModernMom. Her specialties in include holiday crafting and making art 'cute' for young children! Ashley currently teaches weekly crafting classes with JCFamilies.

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