Make A Super Fab Animated Valentine

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Every year I have to come up with a new and original idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not easy. They are a lot of controversies and opinions about Valentine’s Day. But when you have kids, this special day becomes a sweet day to celebrate. Most kids say “I LOVE YOU” any day of the year, but on February 14th it’s all the more special. We are celebrating LOVE!

For the past 4 years, I have been challenged with creating fantastic Valentine’s Day cards for Louise’s classmates. The more the years goes by, the more the cards are fun and less pink! With no chocolate or candies of any kind. Not my style!

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

I have always wanted to create a jumping puppet craft. Why not add wings to my Valentine’s Day heart? And why not make the wings move? So I tinkered with my cardboard, paper and twine and the prototype was born. Oh, you cannot imagine how excited I was the first time I pull the string… joy and happiness! That was it. This fabulous and surprising handmade Valentine’s Day card was the ONE.

What You Need

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card
  • Printable Heart & Wings template (download here)
  • Cardboard
  • Paint & paintbrush
  • 2 Brass plated fasteners
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String

How-To

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

Step 1
Get all your supplies ready, including the printed and cut template.

Make A Super Fab Animated Valentine

Step 2
Using the template, draw a heart on your cardboard; cut and paint it; then make 2 holes on each side of your heart. Take your wings and make 2 holes, one to pass the brass plated and the other one for the string.

Attach the wings to your heart with the brass fasteners.

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

Step 3
Pass the string like it is showing on the picture. Make two knots on the top and bottom.

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

Step 4
If desired, add a piece of string on the top of your heart to hang on a doorknob.

DIY Articulated Wings Valentine's Day Card

Step 5
Add a personal note to your handmade heart.

Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

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