If you’re looking for a fun, yet easy Valentine’s Day project to do with the kids, here is one idea. This project may be too delicate for toddlers but works well with elementary school aged kids. It uses art supplies most of you already have laying around and the materials are cheap.
What you need:
yarn (red works well if you're doing this activity for Valentine's Day)
little container (a recycled sour cream container for example)
popsicle stick - optional
Cut a piece of string off the yarn. It needs to be long enough so you can create a shape out of it with the string overlapping. Cover an old cookie sheet or work area with a piece of aluminum foil.
Here is a close up of the heart my son made.
Let the heart ornament dry until the yarn is stiff and holds shape. Depending on the humidity and temperature in the house, this can take some time. You can speed up the process by using a blowdryer but if you don't want to spend this time, just set it aside and leave it for a couple of days. An old spatula works well to remove the ornament from the aluminum foil if it is stuck. The ornament will be a bit fragile so treat it with care! Tie a pretty ribbon to it and now it’s ready to hang!
This project is perfect for Valentine’s Day if you’re looking to make a special teacher’s gift or handmade gift for the grandparents. It also makes a wonderful craft project for Christmas, birthday or other special occasion.
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