We started our Valentine's crafting today with a construction paper heart garland. I was inspired by this craft that I saw on pinterest. It was so simple and beautiful, but not very kid friendly. You need a sewing machine, plus a needle and thread to string them all together. I took this basic idea, and did it with the kids using colored paper and glue sticks.
You get a nice-sized heart with a regular sheet of 8.5"x11" cut in half to make two long pieces. If the kids can use a glue stick, they can help quite a bit. The main difference between making the felt ones from the pinterest craft and these paper hearts is that you have to cut them into thin strips before making that second line of glue to make the heart shape- otherwise, your paper will crease when you cut it into garland.
|the kids colored the paper before we assembled the hearts|
|heart with holes punched for stringing into garland|
|garland with hearts glued together|