Thursday, February 2, 2012

DIY: Toy Animal Valentines

Looking to make some out of the ordinary valentines this year? These toy animal valentines are not only cheap, they're extremely simple!

What you'll need:
  • toy animals (I found these in the dollar section at Target)
  • paint (red or pink)
  • a saw
  • paper (to make your valentine)
  • glue or tape
Use a saw to make a small cut in the animal's mouth. I know, I know... it looks a little brutal. 

Add a few hearts using paint or a paint pen. Glittery hearts would be even better! 

Make a few valentines with corny sayings, such as...

cow - I hope you're in the mooood to be my valentine.
lion - I'm wild about you.
monkey - I go bananas for you.
giraffe - Giraffe to believe me when I say I love you.
bear - Be my valentine... I couldn't bear it if you said no!

I think you get the idea. If your valentine doesn't fit snugly in the animal's mouth, use a dab of glue or some tape. That's it! Now give it to your valentine for them to display proudly! 

P.S. I'm picking the winner of the Art By Emi giveaway tomorrow! Have you entered?!


  1. So darling. Thanks for sharing. xo, rv

  2. Oh my gosh cutest thing ever!!! I live the elephant :D thanks so much for sharing!

  3. this is sooo adorable! love this idea!

  4. Awwwh, these are absolutely adorable! I'm in love! xo

  5. these are adorable! :) i think i'm going to make a couple!
    thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thanks, everybody! I'm already planning my next toy animal DIY. They're too fun!

  7. these are adorable!


  8. This is great! I love all the plastic animal DIYs lately, makes me happy. <3

  9. I did these tonight for my little girl's Valentine's party tomorrow. Thanks for posting!

    1. That's awesome, Rachel! I'm sure they were adorable :)