easy fish valentine to make with preschoolers

February 11, 2010


Here's a really easy and fun valentine craft you can make with your preschooler! Cut out four hearts--one large one for the body, one for the tail, one for the fin, and one for the lips. Let your child glue the pieces together and then add a googly eye!


If you want to add some pizazz, throw on some shiny heart-shaped confetti for scales.


Then give it to your favorite fish-loving friend.

This craft was inspired by an illustration from the book Valentines Day by Brenda Haugen, Illustrated by Todd Ouren.

My Heart Is Like a Zoo

However, after making this craft a few days ago, I discovered another book to go along with it!  It's called My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. I ran across this book at a Barnes and Noble in their Valentine's Day section.

It's a cute book, but the thing I like most about it is the illustrations. Each animal is made almost entirely out of hearts! You can see the how this was done with the lion on the cover. Surprisingly, there is not a heart fish in this book, but the concept is the same. It would be really fun to recreate some of the other animals featured in the book. (Especially, for the next time I find myself confined to my kitchen for 5 hours!)

Do you have any fun Valentine's Day crafts or books to share?

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12 comments:

Michelle said...

What a cute Valentine's Fish! That book looks so neat, I can;t wait to see if my library has it. Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

LeahM said...

So cute... Abby and I made a handprint valentine this morning (with the heart in the middle). So fun and easy... her attention span is about 2 minutes lately, so this was perfect.

Happy potty training to you.. .we've on day three in panties during the day and we've done the last two days with no accidents. I think we're finally getting there!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Oh, I have to get my hands on that book! We love heart animals.

artsy_momma said...

What a fun book and cute project!

Wonder Mom said...

I "heart" this project- and this book!

Raising a Happy Child said...

We have to get this book too - and what a cute fish! I hope potty training is going well :)

sbswtp said...

Cute project...I love having the kids make things out of shapes...so fun!

Mari-Ann said...

This looks so neat! LOVE the pic of your kitty and the fish. :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

No heart fish in the book? I've seen My Heart is Like a Zoo advertised but haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Heart animals make an adorable Valentine's Day craft. Your cat doesn't look too interested though. Maybe if it was tuna flavored?

Jenny said...

So simple and cute! What a cute kitty!

Kim said...

That is really cute!

Adriana said...

Great craft! Now that Diego can cut out his own hearts I think that I'll have him try to make an animal out of hearts.

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