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Valentine’s Day is such a great holiday! It is all about love and cuddles. As a mom, there is nothing better than receiving a homemade gift from your kids. This tutorial will show you how to make an easy Valentine’s Day Hippo card. It even comes with free printable templates!

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SIMPLE DIY VALENTINE’S DAY HIPPO CARD WITH FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATES

Materials Needed:

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After you have printed your template, cut out the shapes and trace them on your gray, pink and white card stock paper. Then cut out those shapes.

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Then you will glue your long tube shape on top of your largest heart. Be careful not to add too much glue because you’ll need to slide in his teeth.

We do this step first so we are able to position the teeth evenly.

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Then slide those big chompers in and set aside to dry.

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Now, with your two pink hearts, glue them individually to the circles. These will be your Valentine’s Day Hippo’s ears.

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After your ears had time to dry, glue them on top of your heart.

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Now all that is left is to add his eyes and cute heart nostrils!

Did you have fun making this Valentine’s Day craft?

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More Options to Choose:

  1. You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier Valentine’s Day card,
  2. Print the color version for a simple and easy Valentine’s Day craft or,
  3. Print the blank version and use it as a Valentine’s Day coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces together.

To print your Valentine’s Day Hippo template, turn the printer on, click on either the color version or black and white then click print.

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FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY HIPPO (COLOR)

This is the easiest version of the Valentine’s Day Penguin, print it off, cut along the black lines and glue the pieces together.


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FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY HIPPO (BLANK)

I like this version best. While I am working to use it as a template for our card stock paper, my daughter can color her own to keep in her collection. Once complete then cut them out and glue him together.

Kaitlen D.

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