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Catster DIY Project: Make Your Own Feline Valentine

With several sheets of construction paper or cardstock, you can make a V-Day cat out of hearts.

Samantha Meyers  |  Feb 13th 2017


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Love is in the air — Valentine’s Day is tomorrow — and there’s no better way to show you care than with a handmade card. This fine feline is the perfect way to spread Valentine’s cheer, and it’s a great craft for kids or kids at heart.

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What you’ll need

  • Construction paper or cardstock. (You can use patterned paper, too.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

To make one like ours, cut out:

  • 2 extra-large hearts for the body
  • 1 large heart for the head
  • 3 medium hearts for the ears and eye patch
  • 10 small hearts for the eyes, nose and tail
  •  6 extra-small hearts for the feet and pupils

Then, glue your hearts together to form your fabulous feline.

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If you plan to make several of these or want to get a little creative, start by cutting hearts in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Get creative by making some of the hearts wide, some long, some large and some very small. You’ll end up with a variety of unique and adorable cats. You can even glue your cats together for the ultimate cat card! When your kitties are complete, write a heart-filled message on the back and send them off to their new homes.

Samantha Meyers is a writer, baker, crafter, and Instagrammer. Check out her blog at Sugared and Iced, and see her dogs’ Instagram adventures at @FrenchHuggs_ and @Quinnstadoodle.