I occasionally knit, and so I have a bag full of yarn and knitting scraps around. Recently, we used some of those leftover pieces of yard to make a fun Valentine Heart Craft. It was simple to make using some yarn, homemade glue and cookie cutters. If you are looking to do some more fun Valentine’s crafts with younger children, check out our Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Making Valentine Crayons .
Valentine Heart Craft
You will need:
The glue for this Valentine Heart Craft is made by mixing cornstarch and water. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water. Stir until smooth and transfer to a small saucepan. Heat on medium while stirring. The glue will become thick and free of any lumps. Pour into a small bowl and set aside to cool.
Cut 10-12 inch pieces of colorful yarn. You can use red and white yarn or or pink and purple or whatever other colors you have available. You will need at 8-10 pieces of yarn depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
Spread out some parchment paper under your work surface and place your cookie cutters on it. Your child can dip the pieces of yarn into the bowl of cornstarch glue.
Pull up the yarn and squeeze the excess glue off of each piece.
Place the yarn inside the cookie cutter and repeat this process until you have filled the cookie cutter with the glued yarn.
You may need to push down the pieces of yarn in the cookie cutter.
Remove the cookie cutter and let the yarn hearts dry for a day or two.
When they are dry, these yarn hearts make a pretty Valentine’s day decoration. We are thinking of attaching them to homemade Valentine’s day cards. You can also hang them on a thin piece of clear thread.
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