Make something different with the kids this Valentine’s day and try this adorable Wriggly Heart Snake Craft. Kids will love how this snake bends, wriggles and opens up as a Valentine’s card!
We love making our crafts active. Can you imagine children wriggling this snake Valentine’s day card towards their parents and loved ones?!
Simply download and print the Heart Snake Template and leave the rest to the kids.
The large shapes encourages little hands to have a go at cutting, tracing and assembling the shapes themselves. Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem solving skills and imagination to work out where the shapes are best placed.
How to Make a Wriggly Heart Snake Craft:
With its handy template, this is a great craft to try either at home or within the classroom. Preschoolers and children in early years classes may find it easier to glue the snake elements together, it will certainly be quicker within a classroom setting and will encourage children to create independently.
What you need:
Coloured Construction Paper (or Cardstock)
Paper Fasteners ( Also called Split Pins and Brads)
How to Download the Heart Snake Template:
The Wriggly Snake Heart Template is available to members of the Arty Crafty Kids members area and can be downloaded via the following link: https://www.artycraftykids.com/product/heart-shaped-snake-craft/
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Let’s Make a Wriggly Snake:
Cut Out the Heart Snake Elements
Step 1: Our wriggly snake is constructed from three heart shapes:
- A large Heart for the Snakes Head
- A Medium Sized Heart for the Wriggly Body
- A Smaller Narrow Heart Shape for the Tail
Once the elements have been cut out, ask the Arty Crafty Kids to place the hearts into size order.
Fold a Piece of Paper in Half
Step 2: Let’s start with the head ( the largest heart shape).
Fold a piece of coloured paper in half.
Trace the Snake Heart Head Piece
Step 3: Align the straight edge of the heart along the fold.
Trace around the heart with a pencil.
Cut out the Heart Shape – Do Not Cut Along the Fold!
Step 4: Start from the bottom of the heart and carefully cut out the shape.
Do not cut along the fold!
Once the heart has been cut out, it will open up as a card.
Open the Heart as a Card
Step 5: Once the smallest heart has been traced onto coloured paper, glue the white template into the inside of the snake’s head. This will create a space for Arty Crafty Kids to write a message.
Add the Face Elements
Step 6: Secure the eyes and tongue with glue to the large heart. This will complete the snakes head!
Trace and Cut out Multiple Coloured Hearts
Step 7: Using coloured paper, trace around the medium sized heart as many times as desired. These hearts will form the snakes wriggly body.
In our example, we’ve created a rainbow snake.
Kids’ can choose their own colour scheme, create patterns and make their snake as long or short as they like!
Step 8: Once the hearts have been traced and cut out, secure the tail (the smallest heart) to a body piece by piercing a hole in the top of the tail and another in the bottom of the body piece. Join the two with a paper fastener and secure.
Join the Hearts to Create a Wriggly Body
Step 9: Repeat the process of step 8 until all the body pieces are connected.
Complete the Wriggly Heart Snake Craft
Step 10: Complete the wriggly heart snake craft by gluing the head to the final body piece.
Now it’s time to wriggle wriggle!
More Heart Shaped Animal Crafts for Valentine’s:
I hope your children enjoy creating their heart shaped snakes. For more shape play, check out these adorable heart shaped animal crafts.
Heart Lion Craft for Kids:
The large shapes encourages little hands to have a go at cutting, tracing and assembling the shapes themselves. Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem solving skills and imagination to work out where the shapes are best placed.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/lion-heart-craft/
Heart Unicorn Craft for Kids:
This darling printable Unicorn Heart Craft for kids is super quick and easy, and has an open-ended quality that allows children to enhance and personalise the simple unicorn design.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/unicorn-heart-craft/
Heart Penguin Craft for Kids
This super cute Penguin Heart Craft is fun, easy and fits into both Winter and Valentine’s Day themed crafts!https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/penguin-heart-craft/