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Valentine’s Day Dog Craft

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away! Celebrate with your kids by making this Valentine’s Day Dog Craft! It is not only easy for kids to create but it’s also a fun way for them to work on developing their fine motor skills

 

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Valentine’s Day Dog Craft:

Creating crafts can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. Activities like this one will also help your children work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.

 

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Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.

 

The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.

 

Getting Ready To Make The Valentine’s Day Dog Craft:

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What’s Included:

  • Valentine’s Day Dog Craft Template

 

What Else Is Needed:

  • 4 Large Craft Sticks
  • 1 Small Craft Stick
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Glue
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors

 

To prepare this Valentine’s craft for your kids, click on the pencil below to download and print the template. Then, make copies of the templates and gather the supplies for each one of your students. 

 

How To Make The Valentine’s Day Dog Craft:

To begin making this dog craft, your kids will use scissors to cut out each shape. After cutting out the large heart, they will then cut it in half.

 

Dog Craft

 

Next, your children will lay the large craft sticks on a flat surface and glue the small stick to the back to hold them in place.

 

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After the glue dries, they will glue the two halves of the large heart to each side of the craft sticks to make the dog’s ears.

 

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Next, your kids will turn the medium-sized heart upside down and glue it to the bottom of the craft sticks.

 

Fine Motor Activity

 

They will then glue the small heart to the tip of the black heart to make the dog’s nose.

 

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Finally, your children will glue the two googly eyes between each ear. They can also use a black marker to draw dots on each side of the nose for extra detail.

 

Celebrate the upcoming holiday by making this adorable Valentine’s Day Dog Craft! This simple craft for kids can be made in any early elementary classroom, homeschool, or even virtual classroom. 

 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this Valentine’s Day craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.

 

Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

 

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Download The Freebie:

Click on the pencil below to download and print the craft templates!

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Valentine’s Day Dog Craft

Valentine's Day Dog Craft

This Valentine's Day Dog Craft is not only easy for kids to create but it’s also a fun way for them to work on developing their fine motor skills. 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Materials

  • Craft Template
  • 4 Large Craft Sticks
  • 1 Small Craft Stick
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Glue
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors

Instructions

To begin making this dog craft, your kids will use scissors to cut out each shape. After cutting out the large heart, they will then cut it in half.

Next, your children will lay the large craft sticks on a flat surface and glue the small stick to the back to hold them in place.

After the glue dries, they will glue the two halves of the large heart to each side of the craft sticks to make the dog's ears.

Next, your kids will turn the medium-sized heart upside down and glue it to the bottom of the craft sticks.

They will then glue the small heart to the tip of the black heart to make the dog’s nose.

Finally, your children will glue the two googly eyes between each ear. They can also use a black marker to draw dots on each side of the nose for extra detail.

Notes

For more fine motor activities, visit ABC's of Literacy!

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