Print out our movable heart paper doll and let it flap it’s love wings. Just in time for a Valentine’s day, this activity is great to do either at home or in the classroom.
It’s been a while since we made a movable doll, but we do love them oh so much! If you are a fan too, print out this one, and while you are at it why not also grab the movable chick paper doll that’s perfect to do in the months to come.
I might say this one often, but this one is my favorite to date (and at the same time I hope I will be able to say the same for the next one). The wings turned out really well and the flapping looks really cool.
This time around, there are actually different printable templates available, they come in two sizes as it’s easier for younger kids to make larger ones. There’s also a design without the facial expressions included, so you can either have a “faceless” heart or design your own.
Ready? Grab our printable template (you’ll find it at the end of the how to tutorial), print it and make this valentine’s day project for kids.
How to Make a Movable Heart Paper Doll with Our Printable Template
What you need:
- our printable template
- heavier print paper (or regular print paper and laminator)
- coloring supplies
- glue + clear tape
- craft stick to glue the doll on.
- plastic needles for kids
Watch the Video Tutorial
Step by Step How to Instructions
Print out our templates (you can grab them at the end of the tutorial).
I do recommend using heavier print paper or cardstock as it’s durable and easier to color in. If working with regular paper you must laminate the parts of the doll or the paper will tear. You can also laminate heavier paper to make the dolls even more durable.
To give the wings a bit of dimension, we used a light gray marker.
Secure the brad by separating the prongs.
Take the yarn and thread it through the holes on the wings. We made a needle out of paper but I really do recommend getting plastic needles for kids that are perfect for projects like this (and for the classroom).
It’s best to test the length as you go, so do not tie it too much in the first go. Secure with the second knot.
You can glue on a craft stick on the back of your doll and it will serve as a handy handle.
Get the movable heart paper doll template here
Click here to get the templates: Heart Movable Doll