Woven Valentine Heart
An easy weaving craft that kids can make into a pretty Valentine for a special friend.
Craft knife (this should only be used by a responsible adult.)
Cut a heart from a heavy sheet of paper. Cut narrow strips of paper from a different colored paper. I used colored wrapping paper with a gloss. It was pliable and easy to weave.
With a craft knife cut slits in the heart (Don't go all the way to the edges). Click on Printables for illustrations on this craft.
Weave the strips through the slits, pushing them to the top of the heart. Alternate the strips - the first one over/under/ the second, under/over etc .
You can add to this project by making your own papers. The age of the child will determine how much you are going to prepare for them. Since the weaving requires manual dexterity, don't push it if they get frustrated.
This kids craft reprinted courtesy of Kabubble.com.
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Patterns, Templates and Printables
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