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The season of love is upon us and we kicked it off by celebrating #31daysoflove with our friend Maggy of the amazing Red Ted Art! Last year, I shared the tutorial for these storybook heart bouquet cards (an old family classic and new fan favorite). This year I wanted to stretch my imagination, try something a little less traditional – and that’s how this crazy crew of poseable conversation hearts was born.
These bendy, moveable happy little hearts are an adorably interactive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You only need a few simple supplies, they’re easy to customize with your own fun faces and phrases, and they can be given as an alternative to paper cards for a stand-out, play-encouraging Valentine. You could also add these to a decorated Valentine Box!
Watch the tutorial below and get the free printable here at Red Ted Art!
To make your own poseable conversation heart valentines you’ll need:
- Scrap corrugated cardboard
- Our free printable conversation heart templates (available to download at Red Ted Art)
- A glue stick
- Pipe cleaners (each heart takes 2)
- A glue gun (I like this low-temp kind for kids)
- Coloring supplies (to color your own!)
You can download the free pre-designed templates (with lots of options to customize your own), or use the simple shapes and steps to create a set from scratch. You can free draw a heart or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create your conversation heart shape, then add your own face and message!
Looking for EVEN more valentine’s ideas? Check out our new DIY recycled art pennant pin valentines, and Tweetheart, our messenger pigeon valentine (guys, he FLIES). For those of you who’ve gone absolutely cuckoo for free printables, you won’t want to miss the fun cuckoo clock pop-up valentine we designed for hello, Wonderful either. Happy Valentine-ing!