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Valentine Owl Craft for Preschoolers

Valentine Owl Craft for Preschoolers
 

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A fun and easy Valentine Owl Craft that’s easy to customize and can be done with preschoolers and toddlers!

We love to put together cute Valentine’s Day crafts like this Valentine Owl Craft around the holiday. It gets the kids in the caring spirit and keeps them busy through the winter months at home.

It’s so easy you can put it together with craft supplies you have lying around the house!

This craft also comes with a free Owl Valentine printable craft template so you can prep it ahead of time for young kids or have older kids help cut them out.

Looking for other Valentine’s Day crafts to make with the kids? Check out this great list!

Valentine Owl Crafts with markers, a glue stick, and scissors next to them

You can download the free craft template at the bottom of this page next to printable directions on how to make and put together the craft.

In this post I will show you:

  • A step-by-step tutorial on how to make this Valentine Day Owl Craft
  • Tips to Make Crafting Easier and Less Messy with Toddlers
  • Ways to customize and make this craft your own
  • Cute saying you can put on the back of the craft so your toddler or preschooler can give this craft to someone they love or care about!

It’s a great Valentine owl craft for preschoolers as it’s easy to put together.

They’ll love having it up on the fridge or carrying it around with them all day – my daughter is currently OBSESSED with carrying her crafts around all day, so it happens!

How to Make Crafts with Toddlers Less Messy

  • Use an art smock! We use our Crayola Art First Smock every time we make a craft, even if it’s just using glue. After we’re done, I just clean the kids’ hands (and sometimes their faces) and they’re good to go!

  • Use a plastic table cover as a reusable crafting surface. We use a simple table cover like this plastic one that’s available for cheap! After the kids are done, I get them down and take some paper towel to wipe down the paint or markers, fold it up, and use it again next time! We end up using the same one repeatedly for more than a year!
Visual of all supplies needed for Valentine Owl Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Owl Card Template – this craft template is available for free (no email required) at the bottom of this post
  • Cardstock or Construction Paper in red and other assorted colors
  • Markers in assorted colors
  • Large googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
Three Owl Crafts side by side

How to Make This Valentine Owl Craft for Preschoolers

STEP ONE: Print out the Valentine Owl Craft Template at the bottom of this page and cut out the pieces.

You can either print them directly onto the colored paper or use them as an actual template then cut them out with the needed cardstock colors (this works if the paper does not fit in your printer or you want to save printer ink).

I recommend using different colors for the body and the wings and red for the heart.

STEP TWO: Using markers, let your preschoolers color the wings. I like to let them be creative to make the owl special to them.

See below for some other ideas to make the wings extra special.

STEP THREE: Glue the heart to the center bottom of the owl.

Collage of heart being placed on craft, wings colored and place on craft, and eyes added to craft

STEP FOUR: Glue the wings just slightly over the heart to the sides of the owl craft.

STEP FIVE: Glue on the googly eyes. I like to use large ones for this craft, but your child can also explore by using smaller googly eyes too!

STEP FIVE: Cut out a small triangle from orange or yellow cardstocks and glue it in place right under the eyes.

STEP SIX: Write a message on the heart or on the back of the card to give to someone you care about! (examples are below)

What Cute Valentine Owl Phrases Can I Write on This Craft?

  • Hoo Loves You
  • Owl Always Love You
  • Owl Be Your Friend Forever
  • Owl Be Your Valentine
  • You’re a Hoot!
  • Owl Be Yours
  • You’re Owl That

I like to let my daughter pick a phrase from the above options, so it feels personalized.

Valentine Owl next to a glue stick

How to Change Up the Owl Wing Designs

If you’re making a bunch of Owl Valentine Card Crafts, it’s fun to change up how you decorate. Here are some great option to take it to the next level

  • Use sequins to make designs on the wings
  • Use buttons to cover the wings
  • Finger paint on the wings – This is a great alternative to markers for the 2-year-old toddlers making this craft that don’t use markers yet
  • Glue conversation hearts to the wings
Title and Shown: Click here to print your owl card template (with owl card in background)

DOWNLOAD YOUR OWL CARD TEMPLATE HERE!

Valentine Owl Crafts with markers, a glue stick, and scissors next to them

Valentine Owl Craft

Yield: 1 owl craft
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

An easy and fun Valentine's Day craft to make with preschoolers!

Tools

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Print out the Valentine Owl Craft Template at the bottom of this page and cut out the pieces. Print them either directly onto the cardstock or another piece of paper and trace and cut them out on the cardstock.
  2. Using markers, let your preschoolers color the wings. I like to let them be creative to make the owl special to them.
  3. Glue the heart to the center bottom of the owl.
  4. Glue the wings just slightly over the heart to the sides of the owl craft.
  5. Glue on the googly eyes.
  6. Cut out a small triangle from orange or yellow cardstocks and glue it in place right under the eyes.
  7. Write a message on the heart or on the back of the card to give to someone you care about!

Notes

*Message ideas:

  • Hoo Loves You
  • Owl Always Love You
  • Owl Be Your Friend Forever
  • Owl Be Your Valentine
  • You’re a Hoot!
  • Owl Be Yours
  • You’re Owl That

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