Make: Poseable Conversation Heart Valentines

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.

DIY Poseable Conversation Hearts

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:


  • 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!

DIY Poseable Conversation Hearts

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!

DIY Poseable Conversation Hearts
Default image
Amanda E.
With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.


Enter your email address below to have our latest kids projects delivered right to your inbox!


    • My pleasure!! So honored to be a part of the amazing 31 Days of Love valentine collection! What a resource for positive, love-inspired, kid-made projects.

Leave a Reply