Want to make a fun valentine’s crafts with your kids? Learn how to make this heart shaped pig valentine craft to decorate your house or give away on Valentine’s day!

When you think of Valentine’s day you might automatically think of the colors pink and red, but do you think about pigs?!?

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Maybe not, but this super cute, valentine’s pig might just change that!

Here’s how to make a cute, pig out of paper hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day!

 

heart shaped pig valentine with pink paper heart pig

 

How to Make a Heart-Shaped Pig Valentine

 

Animals are one of my favorite ways to make Valentine’s, and here’s an easy heart shaped pig valentine that’s quick and easy to make and oh so cute!

Here’s the supplies you will need:

Depending on the age of the child you are working with, you may want to pre-cut the hearts out before you start- or let them get some cutting practice in!

 

small and large pink and red paper hearts

 

From the construction paper, cut the following shapes out:

  • One large pink heart
  • One medium pink heart
  • 5 small red hearts
  • 2 tiny black hearts
  • A small pink “curl” for the tail

Once you have all of your pieces cut out, it’s time to make your pig valentine!

 

large pink hearts made into a pin with red hearts for the nose and ears

 

Start with your large pink heart. This is the body. Place it pointed side up on your work space. 

Next grab your medium size pink heart. This is your head. Glue it, pointed side down, to the top point of the body. 

The head and body should be overlapping somewhat, with the head on the top.

Take 2 of the smaller red hearts and glue them, pointed side up, to the top of the head. One on each “hump” of the heart. These make your pig’s ears. 

Glue one small red heart, pointed side up, in the middle of the face for nose. 

 

large pink hearts made into a pin with red hearts for the nose and ears and black hearts for the nostrils

 

Take the 2 tiny black hearts and glue them into the nose for nostrils. 

The final 2 small red hearts are the pig’s feet. Glue them, pointed side up, on the bottom of the body heart. One on each “hump”. 

Finally glue the tail to the side of the body. 

Now all that’s left is to add the eyes!

Put 2 googly eyes in the center of the face, above the nose. You can use whatever size you have on hand. We have a large multi-pack of self adhesive googly eyes that we use for all sorts of projects.

And that’s it! Now you have an adorable valentine’s pig to giveaway to your child’s favorite Valentine (or to keep for yourself!)

 

Got extra paper? Here’s what to do:

I hate seeing all the paper scraps go to waste after making Valentine’s crafts (or any crafts!). Here are some ideas on how to reduce the paper waste:

  • Use the scraps for cutting practice!
  • Fill up a scrap box- and be sure to check there before grabbing a new piece on your next project
  • Cut more hearts (or other shapes)! You never know when you might need paper shapes for a craft!

I love cutting a million hearts out of the paper scraps. I have a box full of shapes and hearts of all sizes in our craft cabinet.

It reduces waste and it also encourages my kids to use their own imaginations and come up with their own paper heart valentine creations!

 

More Valentine’s Fun:

Candy Heart Math Activities to Make Math Fun

The Best Sugar Cookies (Great for Valentine’s Day decorating!)

6 Adorable Heart-Shaped Animal Crafts for Valentine’s Day

 

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