Create the cutest Valentine’s Day Preschool Craft with this cute Caterpillar! It’s easy to create, fun for kids and excellent number practice!
Hello! Today I’m excited to share this adorable Valentine’s Day preschool craft! A cute caterpillar built with numbered hearts! It’s simple to prepare and fun for kids to create – plus it’s excellent number practice! You can use any colored paper you have on hand, cut out six hearts, number them and let your preschool create. I added antennae made from straws and googley eyes to make it extra fun!
I originally created this craft for 20 preschoolers so I enlisted the help of my Cricut Explore cutting machine, which made this a breeze! Not only did it cut out all 120 hearts for me, but it also wrote the numbers on them! Yay!
My favorite part of this simple craft is the addition of the numbers on the hearts. Any time I can add number-or-letter practice to my kids’ crafts, I do! You could do this same craft and spell out your child’s name with the hearts. I put my hearts in rainbow order as another way to help kids put their hearts in the right order.
Valentine’s Day Preschool Craft
- White piece of construction paper – mine were 9″x12″ white
- 6 hearts from different colors of construction paper or cardstock
- I found cardstock easier to use with my Cricut Explore
- Patterned straws or pipe cleaners for antennae
- Googly eyes
- Crayons or marker to draw in legs
- Glue stick and/or Elmer’s Glue
- *optional: Use your Cricut Explore Cutting Machine and a Cricut fine black pen
- In Cricut Design Space, I used the “shapes” tool to create 6 hearts, all 2″ tall. I wrote the numbers on hearts 1 through 5 using the font “Cricut Sans”. Make sure to attach each number to the correctly colored heart and you are ready to cut!
How to Make It:
Start by having your preschooler put the hearts in the correct order using the numbers or rainbow colors. Next, have them glue the hearts down using a glue stick or Elmer’s Glue. Googley eyes and fun antennae can be added using Elmer’s Glue. Great practice for “Just a dot, not a lot!”. Finally, once everything is glued down, kids can use crayons or markers to draw legs and a smile! Kids can decorate the rest of the page with doodles, stickers or stamps :)
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