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Paint Chip Monster Puppet for Valentine’s Day

by | DIY, Uncategorized

Now that J is in “preschool”, I’ve entered the phase of providing valentines for all the little kiddies.  I saw a Valentine’s craft pack at Michaels the other day, brought it home and started fiddling around with the contents.  Here’s what I came up with:

Paint Chip Monster Puppets, perfect for little fingers, and super easy to make!

Paint Chip Puppets | One Dog Woof | #valentines


Paint Chip Puppets | One Dog Woof | #valentines

Start with a 4-tiered paint chip, I think this one was for Behr paint at Home Depot.

Accordion fold.  It help to very lightly score on the opposite side of the fold.

Fold the edges back and then cut slits at the accordion folds with a box cutter.

Lightly score the corners of each tab.  Not sure how else to explain it, so I hope the picture helps.

Fold back the corners, and close up the flaps as far as they will go.

Glue or tape the flaps together to create the body of the puppet.

Cut out a heart from another paint chip and glue/tape on the inside of the “mouth” to become a tongue.

Now just decorate the face any way you’d like!  I added googly eyes, a pom pom for the nose and some pipe cleaner curly cues as fun horns.

Paint Chip Puppets | One Dog Woof | #valentines


Paint Chip Puppets | One Dog Woof | #valentines


Paint Chip Puppets | One Dog Woof | #valentines

What do you think?

This barely made a dent in my craft pack, so follow along on RSS or Facebook to see what else I come up with!



  1. Our Pinteresting Family

    Those are just too cute! How creative are you? 🙂 I found these at the Gunny Sack link up party. Megan

  2. ~Amy~

    That is too cute! I never would have thought of something like this! Going to have to make some with my daughter!

  3. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

    OMGoodness, those are so cute! My daughter would love this. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


    These are so adorable! When my kids were younger, every trip to Home Depot meant collecting a few paint chips. Wish I has seen this project back then!

  5. Chiwei @ One Dog Woof

    Thank you! I feel guilty just swiping a ton of paint chips, so I’ll have to collect a few on every trip now, just to save up for random projects!

  6. Tonia L

    Another great project ChiWei! I’ve featured it today on The Gunny Sack and shared your post via Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ and StumbleUpon!

  7. Alderberry Hill

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic new year!

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