With Valentines Day not so far away you may be looking for a cute and fun love-themed craft for the kids to make. Well look no further, today we have this super cute Cupid Craft. This Valentine’s paper bag craft is not only fun, but it’s also easy to make and a great gift idea. It sure is one of the best Valentine projects for kids I’ve made.
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Cupid Crafts For Preschoolers
I’ve not seen many cupid craft ideas around so I wanted to create something special and unique. You can make these darling cupid paper bag puppets with the little ones or with older kids. Enjoy!
Who Is Cupid?
Cupid is a Roman god of desire, love, attraction and affection. According to Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”, he is the son of Mercury, who was the messenger of the gods and a divine beauty named Venus. Cupid is known for his childish pranks, such as hitting people with arrows that causes them to fall in love.
Why Is Cupid A Part Of Valentines Day?
Cupid was later linked to Valentine’s Day because of his association with love. There are several symbolic references linking Cupid to Valentine’s, the most popular being the story of how he shot one of his arrows into a group of people who were debating about love so that all would fall in love with the next person they saw.
Supplies Needed For This Valentines Day Cupid Craft Project
Cupid Craft Supplies You Will Need:
- Paper Bag – A regular brown paper bag will do.
- Colored Paper – A variety of colored construction paper.
- Glue – to glue your paper craft together.
- Scissors – sturdy scissors for cutting out your Cupid templates.
- Markers – Black sharpies work well.
- Glitter (Optional) I suggest silver glitter!
How To Make This Valentines Day Paper Bag Puppet
Step One: Print Our Your Cupid Template
Print out the cupid craft template and cut the pieces out. Set the eyes to the side.
Step Two: Trace Cupid
Trace the template onto colored paper and cut the pieces out, the body, the hair, cupid’s wings and his nappy.
Step Three: Assemble Cupid
Assemble your pieces and glue the pieces together onto the paper bag.
Step Four: Complete Cupid’s Face
Glue Cupid’s facial features, his hair, cupids eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth. Use markers to add detail to your Valentine’s puppet.
Step Five: Add Glitter
This is an optional idea to add glitter to Cupid’s wings for a little extra pizazz!
Now these Cupid Paper bag puppets are just the cutest!
Get Your Cupid Template Here: Cupid Paper Bag Template
More Valentines Day Crafts Ideas
If you like this craft project, then check out these other Valentines projects for kids and fun Valentines day Activities:
Valentines Dat Bubble Art Frame
Make a bubble art frame this Valentine’s Day as a lovely gift for the one you love.
Valentines Day Playdough
This is a great Valentine’s playdough Recipe and inexpensive activity for the little ones to enjoy!
Valentines Bird Paper Plate Craft
Have fun making these love birds from paper plates. This Valentines Day paper plate craft is simple and fun for kids of all ages.
Valentines Day Stem Activity
Try this STEM-themed Valentine’s activity. It’s a 3 Dimension heart made with straws and marshmallows.
Valentines Day Sensory Bin
This fun Valentines Day themed sensory bin is a great activity, fun and simple and ones the kids will love.
Valentines Day Baking Soda Experiment
This fun experiment is a great Valentines project for kids and won’t take much time to complete.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialized in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!