“I love you bear-y much!” – a cute message to use on Valentine’s Day on a bear heart card. So here we are today making such a card.
It’s an easy paper card to make and use not only on Valentine’s Day but on any special day you want to show someone how much you love them.
We have created heart cards before, for
- Valentine’s Day (ladybug and bee heart cards),
- Mother’s Day (heart baker card, heart sewing card) and
- Father’s Day (handy dad heart card).
You can make the card with either a brown bear or a polar bear holding the heart. Use the same template and just print the bear patterns on white and gray paper for the polar bear or brown and beige paper for the brown bear.
DIY Valentine’s Day Cards
Opting for a DIY Valentine’s card brings that special, personal touch that store-bought cards simply cannot match.
These DIY cards for kids become treasured keepsakes for parents and grandparents.
Furthermore, crafting these handmade cards allows children to express their creativity in a way that is uniquely their own.
Bringing these Valentine cards to school for classmates not only spreads joy but fosters a sense of pride in their creativity and effort.
Heart Animal Crafts
Heart animal crafts are especially popular for Valentine’s Day.
Whether they turn hearts into all sorts of animals or make heart animal cards, kids will love their animal crafts.
Great for daycare or preschool, heart animal crafts will be a hit.
Fun Facts About Bears
Kids often marvel at the idea of bears, those mighty creatures that roam forests and star in their favorite cartoons.
Before they start making these heart bear cards, you can present to them some fun facts about these fascinating animals and make the crafting experience even more special.
Bears have intrigued humans for centuries, and their role in nature is as vast as it is vital.
Did you know bears can be found on most continents?
They have adapted to live in a variety of habitats, from the icy Arctic where polar bears reign to the dense forests home to the American black bear.
This adaptability has made them a subject of widespread interest and admiration.
On the topic of diet, not all bears have a taste for honey.
In fact, bears are omnivores, and their diets can include fruit, nuts, leaves, fish, and small mammals.
The giant panda, mostly recognized for its striking black-and-white fur, has a diet astonishingly made up almost entirely of bamboo.
Another captivating aspect is hibernation.
Bears are known for taking long winter naps, a process essential for their survival during months when food is scarce.
However, not all bears hibernate; it depends on their habitat and the local climate.
For instance, only bears living in regions with extreme winter conditions undergo deep hibernation.
Bear Heart Card
- Bear card template
- Cardstock paper: red, white and gray (polar bear) or red, brown and beige (brown bear)
- Black marker
How to make a bear heart card
The bear card template comes with two versions:
1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
Step by step directions
Start by gluing head to the back of the folded heart.
Glue the muzzle in the middle of the face.
Glue the paws onto the heart, one on each side of the heart.
Use a black marker to draw the nose and mouth as well as write a sweet message inside. “I love you beary much!”