Puppy Love Valentine for Kids – Heart Shaped Dog Craft

I love making Valentine’s Day projects with my boys. When Johnny was little, he would come home with the cutest little crafts from daycare. When I had my other boys, I always made sure to make my favorites with them. This heart-shaped dog craft is always on the list. One year, when Johnny was in elementary school, we made these for his entire class in a smaller size. This craft is fun for all ages!

Puppy Love Valentine for Kids - Heart Shaped Dog Craft - Mom Spotted

You don’t need much to make these. Most classrooms even keep all these supplies in stock.

You can make your Puppy any color you’d like. We stuck to using our construction paper, so our colors were limited but worked. See the photo above to see how many hearts you need to cut out. Having them, all prepared ahead of time made it fun for Sawyer just to piece it all together. We start with the large white heart and the big brown one. The big brown one needs to be cut down the center and then attach them to the bottom of the large white heart as shown below. You’ll also want to use your red heart here. We used a heart punch we had on hand, but I’d make mine a little larger if I were cutting it by hand.

Flip the puppy over and take the next biggest brown heart and glue it to the front where the bottom meets the top of the white.

We then added the small brown heart for his spotted eye and then used my sharpie to mark where I wanted the mini heart to go. We used a mini heart punch, but you could just cut them tiny or use some heart confetti pieces.

When he was done, he was so proud of what he had made. I will have him write his name on the back, and it will be one of his preschool teachers Valentine’s Day card for their party next week.

If you have older kids, you can write cute phrases on them as our favorite: I’m MUTTS about you!

For more fun craft ideas make sure to follow my Fun Crafts with Mom Pinterest Board!


  1. Janet W. says

    That is such a cute valentine to make! My grandsons could make one for their teachers!

  2. Tamra Phelps says

    Aw, this is just super cute. I like that it’s easy enough for even young kids to do with just a little help.

  3. vickie couturier says

    this is so cute,my grandkids would love to make this with me,,adorable

  4. Sarah L says

    Very fun craft. Easy enough to do.

  5. Jessica Cox says

    This is such a cute idea and it would be perfect for my daughter in preschool she is learning about different shapes right now

  6. Julie Wood says

    This is just adorable and fun to make with my kids! They would love to make a heart shaped valentine heart dog! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Tamra Phelps says

    Aww, I just noticed the ‘I’m mutts for you’ line! Lol, that is too cute!!

  8. Kelly says

    Our family just got a new puppy, and this would have been the best Valentines Day card. I am thinking I can make this into a St.Patrick’s Day card instead. Thanks for the idea. I love it.

  9. ellen beck says

    This is darling! I like how this project uses easy shapes to make such a cute valentine. This is something to save for years to come.

  10. Peggy Nunn says

    This is so cute. The girls can do this.

  11. This is a cute craft especially for dog lovers.

  12. Kimberly Flickinger says

    This is a very cute craft, great for a rainy day.

  13. Stacy Darby says

    This is such a cute idea! We will definitely be making these at our house! Thanks so much for sharing!

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