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Paper heart, easy crafts for kids

Cards, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Making flower, Paper crafts, Valentine's day  |  September 25th 2011  |  0 Comment


Paper hearts.

Get out your:

Valentine looking paper
eyelets and eyelet tool
ruler and scissors or your straight edge trimmer/cutter
fishing line

Here is a photo of the eyelets and the tool needed.

You will cut 1″ strips of your paper. 5 strips total.
1 – 3 1/2″ strip
2 – 8 1/2″ strips
2 – 10″ strips

1. Punch holes in each end of the strips. In order to get them all in the same place I punched one hole then lined up the next strip punched another hole and so on.

2. Grab your eyelets and your tool. In the center(between the shortest strip and the longest) I looped my fishing line around the eyelet before putting it together. That is the best way to hang your hearts straight. It will go like this:

8 1/2″ strip
10″ strip
3 1/2″ strip
fishing line looped around the eyelet(secure temporarily with tape)
10″ strip
8 1/2″ strip
washer(second piece of eyelet)

3. Whack it together.

4. Spin the shortest strip opposite the other strips after you take off the tape that was holding the fishing line temporarily.

5. Bring your other strips around to the the bottom holes you punched in the shortest strip. It’s looking like a heart now. If not, reevaluate. Try again.

6. Whack in an eyelet.

I ink the edges.

7. Hang them up.

8. Stand back and admire your craft-tastic abilities.

Here are my hearts hanging at my desk. Right over my shoulder, they twist around when the heat comes on. *sigh*

Amendment: My little ones have been making these using staples at each end instead of the eyelet. Much more kid friendly for them. We have hearts all over our house now.