- Writing paper
- Black crayons
- Crayons in assorted colors
- One sheet or piece of the following per student:
- Ask students to draw a heart on the red construction paper with a pencil, then trace it with a black crayon.
- Next, encourage students to carefully tear out the heart shape without using scissors.
- Instruct students to repeat steps 1 and 2 using the light pink construction paper to create a smaller heart shape.
- Have your students glue the pink heart to the center of the red heart.
- Ask your students to place the green paper horizontally in front of them and use scissors to cut inch-long vertical slits across the top of the paper. (This is for the grass.)
- Next, students will glue the grass to the hearts with the vertical slits overlapping the bottom of the hearts.
- Students will then fold the tan paper in half and trace one hand on it. Be sure to tell students to keep their hands closed, except for the middle and index fingers held in a V shape.
- Next, have your students cut out the hands with the paper still folded to create two slug shapes.
- Help your students glue the slugs next to each other on the hearts so the bottoms of the slugs meet the top of the grass.
- To create the slugs’ eyes, encourage students to cut 4 small circles from the white construction paper and 4 smaller circles from the black construction paper. Help students glue the black circles to the white ones and glue one eye to the top of each finger shape.
- To create a hat for Herbie, ask your students to cut a semi-circle from the remaining white construction paper and color it with a crayon. Next, have students glue the hat onto one of the slugs, to sit below the eyes.
- To create 2 bows for Marylou, ask your students to fold the hot pink construction paper in half. Have them draw a bow shape onto the paper and cut it, with the paper still folded, to create 2 bows. Next, instruct students to glue the bows below Marylou’s eyes.
- Have your students draw mouths on Herbie and Marylou using crayons.
- Finally, ask your students to cut a piece of writing paper to fit the green grass and glue it on. Encourage your students to record their thoughts about the story here.
Looking for a few resources to help your students fall in love with learning this Valentine’s Day? With these love-inspired books, heartwarming crafts, and ready-to-go resources, you’ll have everything you need to encourage your students to put their love and adoration for learning on display this Valentine’s Day! Plus, check out our favorite Valentine's Day books.
Slugs in Love + Valentine’s Day Craft
In Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson, young readers learn that even slimy slugs fall in love sometimes. After reading, encourage students to show their love for this book with this heartwarming Slugs in Love-inspired craft!
What you need:
12- by 12-inch red construction paper
9- by 9-inch light pink construction paper
10- by 5-inch green construction paper
9- by 12-inch tan construction paper
4- by 4-inch white construction paper
1- by 1-inch black construction paper
2- by 2-inch hot pink construction paper
What you do: