Valentine Characters Paper Craft for Kids

Kids will love creating these unique Valentine characters for fun pretend play and puppet shows. The characters are easy to make with heart shaped paper cut outs. Support fine motor skills and build imaginations with this fun preschool activity.

kids valentine puppet paper craft


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Let's have a Valentine themed puppet show! All we need are a few Valentine characters to start the fun.

Kids can create characters to represent family members or friends, or simply use their imaginations to create new characters.

This activity is fun for kids from ages toddler to kindergarten, and even older kids can join in the fun.

There's lots of opportunity to be creative: choose paper and crayons; cut out paper shapes; design a unique character; glue the pieces together.

The template is easy to download and print.

Valentine characters printable 


Valentine characters paper craft

Complete the project with paper and craft supplies you have on hand. Resulting 'characters' will be as unique as the children who make them.

A character can be made up and silly, or based on a person your child knows in the family or community.

Cutting, coloring and gluing don't have to be perfect. Kids can arrange the pieces in their own ways.

Results will vary according to the skill level and creativity of each child.

Supplies for a Valentine character craft

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Cardstock white 

Cardstock colors            

Printer paper         

Construction paper


Printable Valentine patterns for paper cut outs


Print the template onto colored or plain paper. 

Valentine characters printable

Instructions for a Valentine craft


Valentine shapes paper craft


If you download onto plain paper, color with crayons or markers.

Cut out the pieces to make your character.


1. Printing the download onto cardstock will result in a sturdier 'person' for kids to handle.

2. Cut out the pieces to use as individual templates. Trace onto patterned or textured paper.



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Arrange the paper cut outs to build a 'person' or character.

Glue the pieces together.


Decorate Valentine people cutouts with craft materials.


Complete the characters with creative finishes. Here are a few suggestions.


  • Color with crayons.
  • Add burlap threads for hair.
  • Use narrow ribbon for arms.
  • Glue buttons on the shirt and overalls.


  • Print template on pink paper.
  • Cut overalls from printed paper.
  • Add a decorative paper cutout for hair.
  • Cut out paper rectangles for arms.


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Color cut and glue fine motor paper craft for kids


You can see the amazing possibilities for making your 'people'.

The creativity and imagination kids bring to the project will be supported by the variety of materials you provide.

Use your characters in a puppet show for fun imaginative play!

Valentine characters paper craft for kids


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