Here's a heartwarming decoration for Valentine's Day: a set of plumed lovebirds to perch on a windowsill or tabletop.
To make each bird, first cut 3 identical hearts from construction paper and fold them in half (ours measured 7-1/2 inches along the fold). Join 2 of the hearts at right angles by gluing half of one to half of the other, then glue the third heart to the pair (see diagram).
For each foot, shape a pipe cleaner as shown. Then glue the coiled ends in place on each side of a heart lobe.
Secure the hearts and the pipe cleaners with paper clips or clothespins and allow them to dry.
Glue feathers to the top and bottom of the bird for a flowing tail and tufted forelock and add paper eyes and 2 small matching hearts for a beak.