Valentine’s Day Craft – Valentine Mouse
by Rachel Paxton
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for kids. They love to make arts
and crafts projects, and there are all sorts of great crafts to
choose from for Valentine’s Day.
This valentine mouse project is for preschoolers or young
elementary aged children. It is a great opportunity for them to
practice their shapes and using scissors.
Grey, black, white, and pink construction paper
Small pink pom pom
* Note: You can also use a glue stick for this project, although
you might need Elmer’s glue to get the pom pom to stick.
For the mouse’s face, you need to draw one large heart for the
head, and two small hearts for the ears. Trace them on to the
gray construction paper and let your child cut them out.
Draw two circles on white construction paper for the eyes, and
two slightly smaller circles for the centers of the eyes. Have
your child cut out the circles and glue the eye pieces together
Draw and cut out two small pink hearts for the insides of the
ears. Have your child glue the pink hearts in the middle of the
gray hearts you made for the ears.
Next glue the finished ear pieces and eye pieces to the head (see
picture). Glue the pink pom pom at the bottom of the face for the
Cut out six thin strips of black construction paper for the
whiskers and have your child glue three whiskers on each side of
the mouse’s face.
That’s it! An adorable Valentine Mouse. There are several books
you can read to your child to go along with this Valentine craft.
One is “Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse!” by Laura Numeroff and
Felicia Bond, and another is is “Valentine Mice!” by Bethany
Roberts and Doug Cushman.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photo of finished project:
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of
What’s for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick
easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, organizing tips, home
decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative
Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com.