A Valentine's Day Card Laced with Love

Remember how fun it was to make Valentine’s Day crafts at school to bring home to your parents when you were younger? Well, we thought it would be great if you and your children could make a special card together! Maybe your child could give it to his or her teacher, grandparents, or best friend!

What you’ll need:

  • Red and Pink construction paper
  • Long piece of white yarn
  • Your child’s photo or picture to be cut
  • Markers
  • Glue / Tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Hole Puncher

Directions:

  1. Cut out a large heart from the red construction paper

     

    Base layer red heart

  2. On the back of this heart, draw a pair of dots a centimeter apart. After you draw them, measure an inch away following the border of the heart and draw another pair. The resulting pattern will have centimeter separations between sister holes, and inch separations between pairs, as in the picture.

     

    Like this!

  3. Poke these dots with your scissors or use a hole puncher to make small holes
  4. Beginning by going through the back of the heart, first, weave the yarn in and out of the holes you poked out! Make sure to secure the yarn with a piece of tape on the back. (If you are having trouble getting the yarn through the holes, tightly circle the tip of the yarn with a piece of tape, like the end of a shoelace.)

     

    Finish the lace effect.

  5. Cut out a smaller heart from the pink construction paper and glue it in the center of the red heart
  6. Cut your picture so it fits into the pink heart. (We used some pets from JumpStart!) You can also cut this into a shape of a heart.
  7. Decorate the heart with more hearts, flowers, or whatever you want!
  8. Write your Valentine’s Day message.

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