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Valentine Book Clips

  • Books & Language Arts
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3
  • All Ages

Create adorable heart animal book clips for Valentine’s Day! Don’t be afraid to show the love all year round!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

Step 2.

Cut a red foam craft stick in half.

 

Step 3.

Glue a magnetic button onto each end.

 

Step 4.

Place a large red glitter heart upside down on one end of the craft stick. This is the puppy’s head.

 

Step 5.

Stick a small pink heart sticker on the large red sticker, matching up the points from the hearts. This is the puppy’s nose.

 

Step 6.

Stick on (2) medium pink hearts for the puppy’s ears.

 

Step 7.

Add (2) wiggly eyes so the puppy can see!

 

Step 8.

Use the other half of the craft stick from Step 2 and repeat Step 3, Stick on (2) large pink hearts to create butterfly wings.

 

Step 9.

Place (2) medium red hearts inside the pink hearts.

 

Step 10.

Create the butterfly’s body with (3) small silver hearts.

 

Step 11.

Cut a 1” piece of silver glitter fuzzy stick and fold into a V shape. Fold the ends so they point outward.

 

Step 12.

Glue on the fuzzy stick and add (2) wiggly eyes.

 

Step 13.

Repeat Steps 1 & 2.

Stick on (2) medium pink hearts upside down onto the craft stick, as shown. Stick (2) white & pink polka dot hearts inside the pink hearts.

 

Step 14.

Stick on a large pink heart upside down. Then add a small heart for the nose, with the smallest pink heart on the inside.

 

Step 15.

Glue on (2) wiggly eyes.

 


Hold a place in your heart for all your favorite love stories with handmade valentine clips!

  • Make Your Heart Flip: Classic love stories like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, and The Princess Bride are sketched into global history and pop culture! Choose a book or play to read as a class to discuss how the love stories align with the culture and history of those time periods.
  • Genres of Love: One of the best parts of literature is falling in love with the characters! Books like Little Women, The Outsiders, and the Harry Potter series give us characters to connect with as we follow their journey. Who are your students’ favorite characters and why?

Encourage your students to cozy up with a novel to spark their love for reading! Whether it’s a classic or modern tale, have your students write a book report explaining what they love about the story. What about the characters, setting, plot, and genre made them like it?