Lovely Striped Skunk

In the lingering spirit of Valentine’s Day and with our animal of the week, we’re going to make a striped skunk using hearts. Let’s get started with supplies.


skunk project supplies


  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Pink paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Pencil if you want to draw the shapes you’re cutting


Beginning of skunk craft project with scissors

Step 1:

You’re going to take the black piece of paper and cut out a pretty big-sized heart. This will be the face of your skunk.


cut out pieces of skunk project

Step 2:

Take the leftover black paper to cut out the ears and tail. I used my pencil to draw the shape of both the ears and the tail. I used the heart to make the ears proportional but I didn’t do the same thing with the tail. So my tail turned out a bit bigger than my skunk’s face but that’s okay!


Pasted pieces of skunk project

Step 3:

Then take the white piece of paper and cut out the markings. You will make a marking for the tail and the face. I traced both the heart and tail so I could make sure the markings matched up. Then glue them together.


more pasted pieces of skunk project

Step 4:

Next, you will take the pink piece of paper and you will cut three hearts out of it. Two will be for the ears and one will be the nose. I put the paper on the face of my skunk to get an estimation of how big it needed to be. I also traced the ears so I knew how big to make the hearts for the ears. Then glue the hearts on the ears and the nose to the face.


skunk heart project with eyes

Step 5:

Lastly, you’ll glue the ears and tail to the heart and add the googly eyes. Now you have your very own striped skunk.



finished skunk project with pink background

You have your very own Valentine’s Day striped skunk. He’s super cute and can be your friend. If you make your own skunk, share it with us! We would love to see your creations on our social media.