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Valentine Hug Cards

This classic Valentine’s Day craft has been around for a long time. It’s a great way to recycle some of your cereal boxes, let the kids get creative, and have something festive to mail to grandparents to send a little long distance love.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

To make this hug you will need:

Recycled cereal box
Red craft paint
Red and white construction paper
White craft glue
2 googly eyes
Small foam heart
Pink glitter
Black marker
Scissors
White craft glue
Hands and feet heart patterns

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Draw a simple heart onto a cereal box and cut it out. Alternatively, you can use one of the heart patterns and enlarge it on your printer.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Turn the heart over so that the plain cardboard side is facing up. Paint with red paint and allow it to dry.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Cut a sheet of white construction paper in half lengthwise. Set aside one half for another project, we will only use one of the halves. Cut the half sheet into fourths to yield four long strips. Fold each strip accordion style.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Glue the strips to the back of the red heart for arms and legs.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Place a dot of white craft glue on the heart where you want the cheeks. Spread it into a circle with your finger and repeat on the other side. Sprinkle both glue circles with pink glitter and tap off the excess.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Glue on the googly eyes, the foam heart as a nose, and draw the smile and eyebrows with black marker.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

To finish, cut small hearts from red construction paper and glue onto the arms and legs and hands and feet.

Make a Valentine Hug by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.