Yarn Hearts

Looking for something fun to do with the kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but not sure what? If you are like me, you’re looking for something that is fun and easy for the kids, but also will be something you are happy to display for years to come.

So as I perused the internet and my in-box, I discovered Yarn Hearts from Tidbits.com. Perfect as a one off, for kids with little patience, to just prop in a bookshelf or next to a vase. Or, go crazy and string them together to form garlands you can hang all over the house. Perfect also for a teacher gift to hang in the classroom off of his/her desk!

You only need 3 supplies.

  • Yarn
  • Tape
  • Cardboard


First trace and cut your heart shapes out of the cardboard. A cookie cutter works great for this.

To make it easier for the kids, tape the end of the yarn onto the cardboard.

Then just start wrapping and wrapping around some more. Keeping it tight is going to be key.

Go until all the cardboard is covered and finish with a few loops around the center of the heart.

If you want a loop to hang the heart, simply cut the yarn end and loop it into the yarn that is tightly wound around the heart.

Finish it off with a couple of knots.

You can tuck the end inside the yarn for a cleaner look.

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