Valentine's Day

Lacing Heart Craft

Lacing Heart Craft

My son loves to use stickers as I’m sure your kids do! We have lots of sticker crafts, sticker-covered drawings, sticker books, and stickers stuck on just about everything. As much as I wanted my son to be able to use stickers, I also wanted something that was a little more involved so we made this Lacing Heart Craft together! He liked getting a chance to use my yarn and he did a fantastic job of weaving the yarn through the holes and around the heart!

Supplies Needed:

  • cardstock or construction paper
  • hole punch
  • yarn
  • tape
  • scissors
  • stickers

Lacing Heart How To:

Cut a large heart shape out of a piece of cardstock or construction paper. My heart took up most of the page.

lacing heart craft

Next, punch holes around the heart shape. Start with one in the middle and then work your way around the making, making the holes about an inch apart. I made a total of 15 holes. Having an odd number of holes allowed for the yarn pattern to end with both string ends in the same hole so I could tie them in a bow.

I suggest cutting a 36-inch piece of yarn. You can always cut off any excess yarn when your child is done lacing. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of the yarn so that it looks like the end of shoelace. This will make it so much easier for your child to weave the yarn through the holes because you won’t have to worry about the yarn getting fuzzy.

lacing heart craft

We started with the center hole. I gently held one end of the yarn and wove the other end up through the hole to get the project started. Then my son took over the yarn. He laced it through the next hole so that the yarn appeared on the back side. Next, he laced through the following hole so that the yarn ended up on the front. He continue this all the way around the heart. Once he was finished lacing, I tied the two ends into a bow. You can tape down the ends and make this the back instead if you’d like.

Now that the heart was laced, my son decorated it with heart stickers! We bought some foam heart-shaped stickers at Target. Putting the stickers on the heart was definitely my son’s favorite part of this activity 🙂

More Valentine’s Day Crafts:

Heart Dog Craft: print off the template, color the hearts, and assemble them to form a dog.

Wooly Sheep: Say “I Wooly Love You” with this cute pom-pom sheep craft!

Fingerprint Heart: make a heart shape design with your little one’s fingerprints and a paper heart stencil.


4th of July!

The Fourth of July is almost here! We watched an awesome fireworks display last night and we are looking forward to more festivities to come in the following week 🙂

We put up some red, white, and blue star decorations yesterday, and my son and I decided to make a star craft to go with our decorations.

July 4th Q-Tip Stars

This craft is great for helping preschoolers with their fine-motor skills, pattern sequencing, and color recognition.

Supplies needed are Q-Tips, white paper, black washable marker, washable paint in red, white, and blue, and a star shape to trace (I used a cookie cutter). I also used a paper plate for our paint pallet and baby wipes for getting paint off of fingers quickly.

To make your own 4th of July Q-Tip Star Craft:

  1. trace star shapes on your white paper.
  2. pour a little of each paint color onto your pallet. Set out a Q-Tip for each color of paint.
  3. talk to your child about patterns and following a sequence (great early math skills), and then pick a pattern for your stars. We did 1-1-1, 2-2-2, and 3-3.
  4. start making your Q-Tip dot patterns on your stars.
  5. after your have decorated your stars, let your project dry before showing if off!