Make a Face!

Learning about Emotions: Make a face! DIY Toy

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Learn about emotions with this DIY toy with changing faces, made with cardboard and a few fasteners. You can create hundreds of facial expressions!

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

How to make your ‘Make a Face’ DIY Emotion TOY

You’ll need 6 fasteners, cardboard, craft knife, glue, needle and thread

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

1. Print the template and mount on a piece of cardboard. If you’re using the blank template, color and decorate your own fun face. Cut around the shapes. Make holes where marked.

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

2. Insert the fasteners through each eye, eyebrow, nose and mouth then through the holes in the right position on the circle face. Close the fasteners at the back.

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

3. Glue the pink cheek and tear drop on both sides of cardboard circles cut to the same size. Put a thread through the top end of this circle. Gather both ends of the tread and insert through the hole in the face and fix at the back. The circle will be dangling as in the photo and you can flip it to show either rosy cheek or tear drop.

Done!

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Now you can turn the facial features, flip the cheek/tear disc to express all sorts of emotions!

You can also write down emotion words on cards and hang them with threads as in the photo below. Then you can place the correct card in front as you make different facial expressions to learn the vocabulary together.

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

Some of the faces we made with words were: happy, sad, angry, furious, surprised, embarrassed, worried, disappointed, pleased, proud, confident, funny etc.

Or how would you describe these faces?

Make a face! DIY toy with changing faces - Learning about emotions

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  • Melissa Kojima

    That is so great! I love it! I actually did something similar for a Jack-o-lantern Halloween card. I love that you did it to teach emotions. Wonderful!

  • liliana eira

    What a great idea! I’m sure kids will love it! Thanks…

  • Yusuf Bachmid

    thanks about the emotion….. make me and my kids creative

  • Courtney Cable

    Thank you for this! My 2-year-old and I have been exploring faces and that has segued into conversations about emotions. This will really add to our learning!

    http://alifesustained.blogspot.com/2013/07/toddler-explorations-faces-part-one.html

  • Tania Itzel Guerrero

    Thank you very much.. My kids will love it :D

  • tatakidsdesign

    did it…and i love it!

    • mrprintables

      Yay! Thanks : )

  • MaryEllen Tracy Dolan Briseno

    Made this for my 2 year old granddaughter. She loved it and so did I as it was very easy to assemble with your colored design. Thank you!