DLTK's Holiday Crafts for Kids
Valentine's Day Wreath
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
- Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully)
- construction paper (pink, purple, red and/or white)
- small piece of wool
- Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece
of old cardboard. (My 6 year old enjoys tracing
by herself. My 3 year old prefers I do this part.).
- Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well
as a source of recycled cardboard.
- It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the
- Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue or tape
it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
- This will reinforce the ring.
- Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches
by 4 inches).
- Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper
- Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.
Alternate colours. My oldest daughter is in grade
1 and they spend a lot of time on patterns. This
is great practice for that.
- See finished photo of the wreath if you don't understand
what I mean by construction paper rolls
For the center heart decoration, you can use our
- Cut two long strips of red,
- Cut two medium strips of white
- Cut two short strips of pink
Lay the pieces one on top of the other in the pattern pink, white, red, red, white, pink
One of the ends of all these pieces should be flush with each other. Staple that end.
- fold back all the pieces and staple at the other end.
when you hold them up it forms a heart.
- When we made ours, the heart shape wasn't as nice as we
wanted so we stapled another short piece of red to "anchor"
the dip of the heart to the point of the heart. If our
construction paper had been a bit less flimsy we wouldn't have
needed to do this.
- Take a piece of string and tape it to the wreath and to
the heart so the heart hangs in the center of the wreath.
- Hang on the wall.
- We made a wreath with only one row of construction paper loops this time, but two rows looks great too!
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