If you’re looking for a Valentine craft to make with kids, give these paper plate hearts a try. They leave room to creativity as you can paint them any color you like. Besides it’s a project that will use your yarn scraps – plenty of this if you’re a crafter! Pony beads are optional but they do add a nice detail to the hearts.
These paper plate hearts are a variation of our paper strip hearts. We replaces the paper strips with yarn. Yarn threading requires more patience and eye hand coordination so it is a craft for kindergartners and older kids.
Use the hearts to decorate the fireplace or the kids bedroom. They would also look great in the classroom.
Paper plate hearts
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- heart template
- paper plate
- paint brush or sponge
- plastic yarn needle
- hole punch
- pony beads (optional)
Step 1: Start by painting the paper plate. You can use a paint brush or a paint sponge. My kids prefer the latter as it’s more fun and they can do the job very quickly this way. I have to say, I prefer it , too. Set the paper plate on the side to dry completely.
Step 2: Download the heart template and cut it out. Use the template to draw the heart in the middle of the paper plate and cut it.
Step 3: Use a hole punch to make holes along the heart. Cut a strand of yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate. You can go through the holes one or more times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.
Step 4: (optional) You can thread pony beads on the yarn. As the plastic needle head is too tick to go through the beads, you will have to take the yarn out of the needle.
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