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Valentine's Day Tree CraftDLTK's Crafts for Kids
Valentine's Tree Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

I think this simple little cut and paste Valentine's Day craft turned out very cute!   It's great scissor skills practice as the shapes you are cutting out are simple and repetitive.

There are a variety of versions to the craft to add complexity for older children.

The craft is simple enough for young kids to contribute but still fun for even mom to make.  I like doing the tissue paper version but it's tough for preschoolers to make -- the templates are more appropriate for them.

There are a number of variations on this craft depending on which templates you print:
 

  1. Template Version (younger children):  print the trunk template and the hearts template and paste them together.  If you want a very well covered tree, print two copies of the Hearts template.
     
  2. tissue paper treeTissue Paper Version (older children):  cut 1.5 inch squares of tissue paper, wrap around the eraser end of a pencil and glue to the trunk template.
     
handprint trunk

Rather than using the Trunk template, you can decorate a "homemade" trunk (to make the trunk, trace your child's arm from the elbow up, including the fingers)

 

 

Materials:

Craft Instructions:

Craft Templates:

Red and White Hearts    (color)   or   (B&W)

Pink and Purple Hearts (color)   or   (B&W)

Trunk Template              (color)   or   (B&W)

 

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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