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Heart Animals – Fox and Panda Quick Crafts

This adorable heart panda craft is sure to please everyone, from young to the young-at-heart! Grab some simple supplies and let’s get crafting. This craft also includes a video tutorial for the littlest ones to follow along.
 
Adorable heart crafts for Valentines Day - heart craft panda

Meet some friends Elise just made: Frisky Fox and Patient Panda. And no, I did not come up with the names. That was all the 2 year old. 

Patient Panda was made entirely out of heart shapes – a two-fer for a craft and some shape learning!  Frisky Fox had a few more shapes, but both of them helped her work on developing those ever-important fine motor skills.

A Quick, Step-by-Step Heart Panda Video 

All of our crafts have a purpose, and this one’s learning and development objectives were that it would allow us:

  • an opportunity to talk about our shapes (hearts, triangles, circles) 
  • to expand our knowledge on each animal 
  • work on Elise’s fine motor skills by using the glue stick and placing the pieces  

Fox Made From Hearts

Fox Supplies: two colors of paper (A & B), black pen, hole punch and glue 
Fox Cuts: Large heart in color A, small heart in color B, 2 small triangles in color A, 2 smaller triangles in color B, tail shape in color A, tail shape in color B
 
If your child is older they can do all of this, but I prepped both animals for Elise. While she was napping, I punched holes in the fox’s tail. Because she’s only two and we had never done animals like this before, I drew a nose and smile on the small heart and eyes on the large one. I also glued the ear and pieces tail pieces so that she would have two complete ears and a complete tail. She did so well with this that next time, I’ll leave this up to her. 

Panda Made from Hearts

Panda Supplies: two colors of paper (A & B), red crayon, googly eyes, glue 
Panda Cuts: large heart in color A,  medium heart in color B, 3 small hearts in color B. 
 
While Elise was napping, I glued the googly eyes down with a stronger glue than what I give her to use. I might be a tad bit paranoid about googly eyes being ripped off. Again, you can skip this and let your child do it if they are able.  
 
This is an awesome pic of an awesome craft on RufflesAndRainBoots.com
 
When she was ready for craft time, I sat her down and she did them both back to back. She had a great time and completed both of them herself. I was asked to help her draw a smile on panda, but everything else was done by her! 
 
How cute would these be to give to family?
 
 
 
 
 
Fox made from hearts kids craft

Fox Heart Craft

You can see in the picture above how we built the fox. We made a large heart for the head and a smaller one for the face. I also used a half heart for the tail. After making this heart fox, however, here are the changes I would make: 
  • cut out two small hearts for the ears and then two smaller hearts in white for the insides of the ears 
  • make a tiny heart for the nose (I just drew it on)
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Heart Panda Craft

Panda Heart Craft - A Panda made with hearts makes an adorable Valentine's Day craft for kids

This adorable heart panda craft is sure to please everyone, from young to the young-at-heart! Grab some simple supplies and let’s get crafting. This craft also includes a video tutorial for the littlest ones to follow along.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Fox Made From Hearts
  • Fox Supplies: two colors of paper (A & B), black pen, hole punch and glue
  • Fox Cuts: Large heart in color A, small heart in color B, 2 small triangles in color A, 2 smaller triangles in color B, tail shape in color A, tail shape in color B
  • Panda Made from Hearts
  • Panda Supplies: two colors of paper (A & B), red crayon, googly eyes, glue
  • Panda Cuts: large heart in color A, medium heart in color B, 3 small hearts in color B.

Instructions

  1. Cut out two small hearts for the ears and then two smaller hearts in white for the insides of the ears 
  2. Make a tiny heart for the nose (I just drew it on)
  3. If your child is older they can do all of this, but I prepped both animals for my young child. While she was napping, I punched holes in the fox’s tail. Because she’s only two and we had never done animals like this before, I drew a nose and smile on the small heart and eyes on the large one. I also glued the ear and pieces tail pieces so that she would have two complete ears and a complete tail.
  4. I glued the googly eyes down with a stronger glue than what I give her to use. I might be a tad bit paranoid about googly eyes being ripped off. Again, you can skip this and let your child do it if they are able. 
  5. Panda Heart Craft - A Panda made with hearts makes an adorable Valentine's Day craft for kids

Did you make this?

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How adorable is this? Do you have any crafts made from shapes we can try next? Please share this on Pinterest or Facebook to spread the love.

 
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Evelina Draper

Saturday 16th of February 2019

Hello could you please post (or better yet email me) the Fox picture? Would really appreciate it!

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Monday 18th of February 2019

Evelina, I've updated the post with the image - I have no idea why it was no longer showing! :)

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