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Valentine Animals

Hey, animals can celebrate Valentine's Day, too!

What You Need (for all 5 animals):

Clockwise from top left: Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Giraffe, and Seal.
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue

Tips for Best Results:

  • The best way to make a heart is to fold construction paper in half and draw the shape of a whale, using the crease in the paper as the bottom of the whale. Then cut along the line you've drawn.
  • Arrange hearts of different sizes together to make the animals. Make some of your own creations, too. Experiment with folding and cutting the hearts and turning them in different directions.
  • Arrange the shapes the way you want them before you start to glue.

Now just click on the first animal you'd like to make!

Instructions:

1. Download the pattern. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Download Adobe Acrobat

Download Pattern 1 for this project.

Download Pattern 2 for this project.

This elephant is raising his trunk to trumpet "Happy Valentine's Day."

2. Print out the pattern, and cut out the pieces.

3. Glue main body parts. Glue the legs to the body, and then glue the head/trunk to the body.

4. Glue more parts. Glue the outer ears, the trunk end, and the eyes to the head/trunk.

5. Glue details. Glue the inner ears to the outer ears, and then glue the tail to the body.

6. Finish the legs. Bend the legs, and glue the feet to the legs.

7. Glue the elephant to the heart base.

Instructions:

1. Download the pattern. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Download Adobe Acrobat

Download Pattern 1 for this project.

Download Pattern 2 for this project.

This king of the jungle is all heart.

2. Print the pattern, and cut out the pieces.

3. Glue the body and feet. Glue two small hearts (the feet) to the top parts of a large heart (the body). Bend the feet to make the body stand up.

4. Glue another heart (the tummy) to the body.

5. Glue a heart to the end of the tail. Then glue the tail onto the lion's body.

6. Create the face. First glue on the eyes and the mane. To make the snout, bend a heart in half. Cut out some narrow whiskers and a small heart for the nose, and glue them to the snout. Cut an upside-down "V" in the lion's face, and bend back the triangle it forms. Slide the snout into the triangle.

Instructions:

1. Download the pattern. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Download Adobe Acrobat

Download Pattern 1 for this project.

Download Pattern 2 for this project.

This little monkey swings down to say, Hope you will have a great Valentine's Day.

2. Print the pattern, and cut out the pieces.

3. Glue the stomach and the arms to the body.

4. Glue the hands, legs, and feet. Glue the hands to the arms and the legs to the body. Glue the feet to the legs.

5. Glue the head. Glue the face piece, the ears, and the eyes to the head. Glue the head to the stomach.

6. Glue the tail behind the body.

Instructions:

1. Download the chart and color key. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Download Adobe Acrobat

Download pattern 1 for this project.

Download pattern 2 for this project.

Add this heart-y giraffe to your Valentine zoo.

2. Print the pattern, and cut out the pieces.

3. Glue the legs and neck to the body.

4. Glue head. Glue the head to the neck and the ears and eyes to the head.

5. Glue the tail to the body.

6. Bend the feet as marked.

7. Glue the giraffe to the heart base.

Instructions:

1. Download the patterns. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Download Adobe Acrobat

Download Pattern 1 for this project.

Download Pattern 2 for this project.

This Valentine is "seal"-ed with a kiss.

2. Print the pattern, and cut out the pieces.

3. Glue the tail to the body.

4. Bend the flippers, and glue them to the body.

5. Glue the nose. Glue the pointed ends of the nose to the ball and the rounded ends to the body.

6. Glue the tail and eyes. Glue the small tail tip to the end of the larger tail piece. Glue the eyes to the head.

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