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