Now is the time for all kinds of heart crafts in celebration of Valentine’s Day. As someone who used to not be so fond of the holiday, I now have a completely different outlook after seeing how much my kids have fun with it. And these Cardboard Lacing Hearts are a great craft to get us started!
This piece of cardboard was part of the packaging of a calendar and I knew we had to do something with it. Any large flat piece of corrugated cardboard will do.
Easy Cardboard Lacing Hearts
Just draw large heart shapes on a piece of corrugated cardboard, then cut out, poke holes around the edge with a hole punch and begin threading red yarn. Pink yarn would be nice, too.
We did some of our Cardboard Lacing Hearts by lacing around the edges and some by lacing inside. We also used wavy pinking shears for the hearts that we laced around the edges so the yarn would have a better grip. They both turned out so cute!
Lacing Heart Craft Supplies Needed
- Corrugated cardboard
- Red yarn
- Single hole punch
- Scissor or wavy shears
Lacing Hearts Step by Step Instructions
First, begin by drawing a large heart on the back of the sheet of cardboard. Cut out with either scissors or wavy shears.
Poke holes around the edges with the hole punch.
Tie the end of a long string of yarn on the back of the heart, then begin threading from hole to hole. Tie the other end off tightly on back once your heart is complete.
Such a lovely craft that’s great for fine motor, hand/eye coordination, too! So fun, though, the kids will have no idea they’re working on skills.
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More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
Be sure to also see our Sponge Heart Handprint Tree, Watercolor Coffee Filter Heart Suncatchers, Standing Handprint Heart Tree, and our Jar of Hearts Card, to name just a few. There are many more Valentine’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!