Made with love: Valentine’s crafts for little ones

Spot and the Very Hungry Caterpillar are spreading the love this Valentine’s Day!

Here are two simple and sweet ideas for Valentine’s gifts inspired by the gorgeous heart-shaped I Love You, Spot and the New York Times bestseller, Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. So gather your supplies and enjoy a heart-filled hour together, glueing and pasting and creating a special Valentine’s card that little ones can share with someone they love.

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You are . . . the cherry on my cake . . . the apple of my eye. You make . . . the sun shine brighter . . . my heart flutter . . .

Step by step instructions for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Valentine’s card:

  • Take a piece of A4 card and fold in half.
  • Print out a sheet of the LOVE end papers.
  • Cut out five heart shapes and stick them onto the card, overlapping slightly to make the body/head of the caterpillar.
  • Cut out six letter ‘L’ out of black card/paper and stick on the body/head for the legs and antennae.
  • Add some smaller heart shapes for the end of the antennae.
  • Cut out or draw on a heart shaped nose and a big smiley mouth. Add some googly eyes. If you don’t have any, draw them on with black felt tip).
  • Add a special message to someone you love and give them their lovebug card along with a great big hug!


I Love You, Spot 

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a lovely card, filled with hearts and flowers! You can also print this craft instruction sheet.

Spot card

 Happy crafting and a very Happy Valentine’s Day from Ladybird!

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