DIY: Make These Adorable Doggie Cards for Valentine’s Day


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I miss the classroom days of valentine exchanges — decorating a mailbox and picking out cute and cheesy valentines. My school days are behind me, but I always get excited to spread a little love on Valentine’s Day. These heart-filled dogs are a great way to show people you care.

Valentine's Day dog craft by Samantha Meyers.
Valentine’s Day dog craft by Samantha Meyers.

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper – three to four colors at least, but get creative! You can use patterned paper, too
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


To make one like ours, cut out:

  • 2 large hearts, 1 body, 1 head
  • 3 medium hearts, 2 ears, 1 mouth
  • 2 small hearts for the eye and chest patch
  • 7 extra-small hearts, 4 feet, 2 eyes, 1 tail
  • 4 extra-extra-small hearts, 2 pupils, 1 nose, 1 tongue

Then, glue your hearts together to form your perfect pup!

If you plan to make several, or want to get a little creative, start by cutting out a bunch of hearts — more than you need. Cut out hearts in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can get really creative with this, making some wide, some long, some large, and some very small. You’ll end up with a variety of unique and adorable pups!

When your love-a-bull doggies are complete, write a heart-filled message on the back, and send them off to their new homes.

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