Sweetheart Craft for Valentine’s Day
Check out our cute Buckle Up Buddy Heart and bring some safety fun into Valentine’s Day. It’s time to get crafty with the kiddos (or for those of us who are just a kid at heart). Don’t be afraid of pink and red, hearts, and even glitter. This is a unique Valentine’s holiday craft with a simple traffic safety message.
You and your family or school class can make these easy Buckle Up Buddy Hearts. The arms and legs bounce and jiggle… make us smile and want to giggle while remembering the importance of buckling up!
This is a cute DIY craft for any time of year. Kids can make a Buckle Up Buddy Heart for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or as a birthday card. In addition to being a fun art project, it also sends a positive traffic safety message. Occupant protection is always a primary concern. All drivers and passengers should be properly restrained with a lap and shoulder seat belt, and children should be correctly strapped into the right car seat that fits their size.
Download this free printable Buckle Up Buddy Heart Valentine craft sheet and follow the instructions.
- white card stock (or heavy paper)
- crayons or markers
- glitter or glitter glue (optional)
- glue or glue stick
- Download and print the free template provided above.
- Color and decorate the hearts.
- Cut out all the pieces.
- Fold arms and leg strips like an accordion.
- Glue the arms and legs onto the big heart.
- Finally, glue the small hearts on to create hands and feet.
You can write a personalized message on the back of your Valentine card. We like, “Be Mine. Be Safe. Be Buckled Up.” Don’t forget to give your special Buckle Up Buddy Heart to someone you love. Or leave it in the car as a reminder to all those you love to wear their seat belt for every car ride.