If you’re looking for a super cute and super fun Valentine’s Day craft for kids then you’ve come to the right place! This Slugs and Kisses Valentine Craft is simply adorable!
This fun slug craft is wonderfully 3D and is really easy to make with the printable template. Each cute slug has eyes that lift up off the page and they hold a heart shaped balloon with a cute message on. The heart balloon sits on an easy to make paper spring so they wobble about and can be pushed down and pop right back up again! They are so fun!
The printable slug Valentine template comes with three pre-written heart messages to choose from and a plain version to write your own too. The messages are “Slugs and Kisses”, Happy Valentine’s Day and “Have a Great Day”.
Whether you’re making Valentine cards with a whole class or just one child, this slug Valentine is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. The printable template makes it really easy to make them and it comes with a class set and an individual set to print on straight onto coloured paper. There’s also an added bonus of a single page template that you can colour in yourself, if you prefer.
This Slugs and Kisses Valentine craft is great for Valentine’s Day or any occasion when you want to share a bit of fun and love!
Slugs and Kisses Valentine Craft Tutorial
Slug Valentine Supplies:
- Printable Slugs and Kisses Template (Click here to get yours from our shop)
- Coloured Printer Cardstock or Paper
- Backing Card
- Marker Pen
- Optional: Colouring Pens/Pencils
How to Make a Slugs and Kisses Valentine Card
1 – Print the template pieces straight onto coloured paper or card (You can use the colour-in version instead if you prefer.)
2 – Cut out all the pieces.
3 – Glue the eyes onto their stalks and then glue them to the back of the slug’s head.
4 – Glue the slug’s body (not eyes) onto a backing sheet of paper or card. Fold the slug’s eye stalks forward a little to lift them off the page.
5 – Glue the ends of the two spring pieces together at right angles.
6 – To make the spring, fold the underneath length neatly over the upper length. 6 – Keep repeating, taking the underneath length over the top of the upper length each time.
7 – When you get to the end of the strips, glue the loose ends together to stop the spring undoing.
8 – Glue one end of the spring onto your backing sheet wherever you want the heart balloon to be.
9 – Draw a string around the slug’s body and all the way to the spring.
10 – Choose your message heart (or write your own on the blank heart) and glue it onto the spring.
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