Fish-o'-Hearts Greeting Card

Make a Valentine's Day greeting card by cutting out various-sized paper hearts and gluing them together into a delightful fish-shaped card.
Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft

Materials

  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Wiggle eye

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small craft materials such as wiggle eyes are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.

Steps

Step 1 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 1. Fold any colored sheet of paper in the middle.
Step 2 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 2. Draw half a heart shape along the paper's folded edge. This will be the fish's body.
Step 3 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 3. While keeping the paper folded, cut along the outlines. When unfolded, you will see that the paper shape is a heart!
Step 4 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 4. Following steps 1 to 3, cut out smaller paper hearts of varying sizes to make the fish's fins, lips and tail.
Step 5 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 5. Keep the largest heart folded in the middle and try positioning it so that it somewhat resembles a fish. I positioned mine so that the straight (and folded) edge is on top and slightly slanting downwards. The fish greeting card can be opened from the bottom.
Step 6 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 6. Glue a fairly large heart shape at the tip of the fish to make the tail.
Step 7 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 7. Glue one heart along the top edge of the body and one along the bottom to make the fish's top and bottom fins.
Step 8 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 8. Glue a small heart along the fish's curved edge to make the lips.
Step 9 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 9. Flip the entire fish over so that all the glued areas are at the back. Glue another heart somewhere along the middle section of the fish.
Step 10 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 10. Glue on a wiggle eye. Draw details on the fish if you like. You can make stripes, dots and fun patterns on the fish's body and tail.
Step 11 Fish o' Hearts Greeting Card craft 11. Finally, open your fish greeting card and write your greeting or message inside.

More Ideas

Rainbow Fish Greeting Card craft Make a rainbow fish-inspired greeting card by making delicate fins and tail out of art tissue paper and decorating the entire fish with glitter or glitter glue.
Whale o' Hearts Greeting Card craft Do a variation of this greeting card by gluing the hearts together into a cute whale!

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