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Love You Hoo Valentine’s Craft
February is about celebrating love and friendship. I’ve lined up a series of posts with Valentine’s themed activities that you can do with your little friends to keep them learning while they have fun! I’m starting by celebrating a mother’s love for her child. Love You Hoo is one of my FAVORITE Usborne Books and this adorable craft is bound to be a win.
Love You Hoo is a sweet story about Big and Little Owl that can be read even after Valentine’s Day is over. It’s bedtime in the forest. As they are cuddled up together, Big Owl is reminding Little Owl about all of the special times they’ve had together and all of the ones that they will share together. The message is that no matter what happens, good or bad, little ones will always be surrounded by their mother’s love. Get your copy here.
After reading you and your little loves can create this adorable paper plate owl craft together. I love paper plate crafts and we do them often because we always have lots of them handy.
To complete this craft you will need a paper plate, scissors, red and pink construction paper, wiggly eyes and glue.
Start by folding a piece of red construction paper in half. Trace a line on the closed end to eat a heart shape. Cut along the line and open. You will cut along the center line to create your wings. Set these aside for now.
Use the scraps of paper to trace and cut three small red hearts. Set these aside with your wings.
Next, use a quarter of a piece of pink paper and a quarter of red paper. Trace and cut a heart out of each of these.
Trim the pink heart down some so that it will be smaller than the red heart. After this is complete, use glue to paste the pink heart on top of the red heart.
After this, take one of the small red hearts and glue it onto these two hearts to create a beak. Glue the two wiggle eyes above the beak. Set the owl head to the side to dry.
At this time, while the head dries, gather your wings, two small hearts, and the paper plate. Then, use glue around the top edges of the plate. Paste the wings on and add glue underneath so the wings will be flat against the plate. Next, glue the two little hearts upside down at the bottom of the plate to create feet.
Finally, glue the head on at the top of the plate. Use a marker or other coloring supplies to write “Hoo loves you?” in the center belly space.
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Speaking of Valentine’s Day…do you need a gift for an adult book lover in your life? Be sure to check out the post I wrote around Christmas with gift ideas. These could easily be applied to any gift-giving occasion!