This Valentine flamingo is a very cute craft to make with the kids – and can also be used for love notes!
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Pink hearts. Pink Valentines. Pink flamingos. It’s an obvious conclusion that there could be a flamingo craft that was also a Valentine’s one! Here’s what you need:
- Pink craft foam
- Heart cookie cutter (optional, but great for quick preparation!)
- Black permanent marker
- Tiny googly eyes (we got ours from craftprojectideas.com)
- Pink pipe cleaners (cut in half with wire cutters)
- Pink feathers
- Glue and tape
Use the cookie cutter as a template for the flamingo’s body by pressing it into the craft foam. I got this idea from Lalymom, and her stupendously popular Spider Hand Puppet – where she uses a lid to make a circle imprint for the spider’s body.
Cut out the heart shape. From the off cuts of foam, cut out a head/beak shape and use the permanent marker to colour in the beak. Glue on a googly eye.
Tape two half-lengths of pipe cleaner to the back of the heart for legs, and one at the side for the neck.
Flip it back over and glue/tape the head onto the pipe cleaner. Then add some feathers!
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If you want to add a message – use a permanent marker to write on the craft foam!
I’ve been trying to track down the original idea for this craft and according to this article it goes back to a magazine article from 2009!