2015 Spring Craft Blog Hop – Valentine’s Day Critters 14

2015 Spring Craft Blog Hop

Welcome to the first spring craft blog hop challenge for the spring season! We’re challenging you to create and share a Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, or Mardi Gras craft tutorial. This hop will run from January 20 – February 17 and you can share your creations in the link-up at the bottom of the post.  We can’t wait to see what you have to celebrate these holidays!!  If you have any questions, let me know – otherwise, let’s get this hop started!!

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My Pinterventures

TSCoverBorderHere’s my craft for this topic session hope you like it!!

crittersValentine’s Day Critters

I wanted to make something that was fun and easy for Valentine’s Day this year.  This is something that even your kids could help you with, and maybe give one to their friends, teacher, etc.  They are pretty easy to make, and if you don’t have a Pom Pom Maker, you can always do this by just wrapping the yarn around your hand, and tying it up to create a Pom Pom that way.  Head over here to find out how.This just uses basic materials and can be personalized however you wish.  I hope you like it, and would love it if you could share this by tweeting, pinning etc.  Thanks, and have a blessed day!

Valentine’s Day Critters” Craft

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Yarn
  • Pom Pom Maker
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Craft Punch
  • Glue Gun / Craft Tape
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • & Time!


I started by creating a Pom Pom using my Pom Pom Maker.  The size and color is your choice.critters

I then put my son to work using my craft punches to make a circle for a base, and heart shapes for their feet.  Again, size and color is up to you.

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I used some craft tape to attach the hearts to the circle to use as the feet.crittersThen, I glued the Pom Pom to the base to start creating the “critter”.crittersOnce it was secure, and the glue was dry, I began adding the wiggle eyes to the front.crittersNext, using a pipe cleaner, I cut about a 1.5″ piece to be the antenna.crittersWith just a bit of hot glue, I attached some more of the hearts, that my son helped me make, and used those to adorn the top.crittersBy just adding a small amount of hot glue to the base, I was able to attach them to the top of the Pom Pom.crittersThat’s all it took – you can change it up however you wish and have a bunch of little “Valentine’s Day Critters” to enjoy!critters


Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” -Proverbs 21:21

All pictures and text are my own and have not been copied in any way.  I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.TigerStrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences or creations with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing or using their service/product. The information that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

Spring Craft Blog Hop – Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, & Mardi Gras


  1. Link-up your craft or DIY tutorial that fit the themes of the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Links that do not fit the themes will be deleted.
  2. DO NOT link-up food or recipes.
  3. DO NOT link-up round-ups unless all the craft posts are yours.
  4. Link directly to your post and not your blog.

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[…] Once it was finished how I liked it, I just added in some candy and misc. goodies to use for gifts for my son’s teachers for Valentine’s Day.  I also added in one of the little Valentine’s Day critters that I made for our #SCBH2015 craft hop – you can check out that post HERE. […]

Joey Cole
Joey Cole
9 years ago

These little critters are adorable! Kids could give one to each of their friends with their Valentine card. I love how you made each one different. Very cute idea!

Tough Cookie Mommy
9 years ago

These crafts are so creative and colorful. They give me some great ideas for activities to do with the kids.

9 years ago

Those Critters are so cute! I can’t wait to make some for myself. I see a lot of crafts I want to try. Thanks for the link up!

alison shaffer
9 years ago

Cute craft! I always like homemade crafts, especially the ones the kids make and then I can use for decoration over the years.

Carlee C
9 years ago

Thanks for the awesome link-up. I added my Valentines Day Wreath.

9 years ago

Cute critters. We just made a pom pom garland and have some pom poms left over. Now I know what to do with them. 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

9 years ago

Those critters looks cute 🙂 These add as a great decor for valentine’s day 🙂

Creative Mama Renee
9 years ago

Super cute! I love the red one-eyed one on the top right, I think that one is my favorite 🙂

Emily, Our house now a home

These are so cute! I think I will have to try this. Maybe include my kids and it can be a Valentines day craft for the whole family.

9 years ago

I love pom pom critters. So fun and an easy project too.