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Valentine Crafts for Kids - How to Make a Super-Easy Heart Wreath
This simple and beautiful craft is so easy and fun to make, your kids may want to make several to give out to friends and family and to hand up all around the house.
And like so many other Valentine crafts for kids, your child will love making them as much as they enjoy sharing them with people she loves.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Assemble your materials for the Valentine heart wreath.
You will need the following:
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- 2 bowls of varying sizes (I used one with a 5" diameter and one with a 7" diameter)
- red card stock paper
- pink card stock paper
- white card stock paper
- hole puncher
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Draw a large circle.Using the larger of the two bowls, trace around to make a large circle on the white card stock paper.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Draw the smaller circle.Next, place the smaller bowl in the middle of the large circle and trace around that to create a smaller circle. You will now have the foundation for the wreath, ready to be cut out.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Cut out the circle.Using your scissors, cut out the circle. Then, fold your circle gently and make a small cut in the center of your circle. This will allow you to get your scissors in to cut out the inner circle to make a ring. This ring will serve as the base for your Valentine heart wreath.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Draw hearts on the pink card stock paper.Take your pink card stock paper and make a 2-inch fold along one side. Carefully draw heart halves of varying sizes. This is the age-old trick for making perfectly symmetrical hearts; once you cut these out and unfold them, you will have hearts that are identical on both sides.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Cut out the hearts.
Cut out your pink hearts and keep folding the paper and repeating the process until you have the desired amount of hearts.
Tip: To make hearts that are the same in size and shape, use one of your cut-out hearts as a template to trace around to make additional hearts. This also makes the process faster since drawing freehand is a bit more time-consuming.
Then, repeat the process with red card stock paper to make the red hearts for your Valentine wreath.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Punch two holes on the top of the wreath base.Take the white cardboard ring and punch two holes about an inch apart. You will use these holes to secure a ribbon so that you can hang the wreath once you are done.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Pull one end of the ribbon through one of the holes.
Take your red ribbon and pull it through one of the holes. Turn it over and make a knot at the back to secure it in place.
Pull the other end of the ribbon through the other hole and do the same. You will now have a ribbon hook that will help you hang the wreath once it's done.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Glue your hearts onto the wreath base.
Begin gluing your hearts onto your wreath ring. Kids love this part, and even young children can enjoy gluing hearts onto the wreath base.
Tip: Lay out your hearts before you begin gluing so that you have an idea of what you want your heart wreath to look like once it's completed.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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