Our Valentine’s Day Crafts series continues. Today, we have the gorgeous Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things, who has a wonderful Heart Paper Plate Sewing Craft for you. This sewing craft makes a perfect Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers – not only does it look pretty, is EASY, but also is great for fine motor skills developement. You can’t really “go wrong – the kids can work on this sewing craft whichever way they want. And it is a great introduction to sewing skills for young kids.
A big thank you to Maggy for having me as part of the 31 Days of Love series again this year! My name is Rachel and I blog over at I Heart Crafty Things where I focus on creating fun and simple children’s arts and crafts. We love creating paper bag crafts, paper plate crafts, cupcake liner crafts and everything in between, so you are sure to find something to love on our site. Please stop by and say hello!
This past year we have grown extra fond of using yarn for crafting. Yarn not only adds a great textural element to crafts, but wrapping, weaving and threading yarn is excellent for kids to learn beginning sewing skills. It’s also great for strengthening fine motor muscles in the fingers and hands. This year for Valentine’s Day we created this paper plate yarn sewing heart craft that your children will adore! Make one or create several and string them together to make a fun Valentine’s Day banner.
Heart Paper Plate Crafts -Yarn Sewing Heart Supplies:
- paper plates (we found red and pink plates but any kind of paper plate will do)
- hole punch
- yarn needle
How to Make a Heart Paper Plate -Yarn Sewing Heart:
1. Start by folding a paper plate in half and cutting a heart shape out of the middle of the paper plate for a template. Trace your heart template onto the center of your other paper plates with your pencil and then cut the heart shapes out.
2. Use your hole punch to punch holes around the entire perimeter of the heart.
3. Thread your yarn needle with a long strand of yarn. Pull the needle through one of the holes around your heart and when you reach the end of the yarn tape it in place on the back of your paper plate. Now continue threading your yarn around the different holes of the heart until each hole has been used.
4. When you reach the end of your yarn or are finished threading through all of the holes of your heart, cut the needle off and tape the end of the yarn onto the back of your paper plate.
Here are more yarn crafts your kids will love:
We have lots more wonderful Valentine Crafts for Preschooler ideas for your here
Or why not check out our Valentine’s Day Cards for Preschoolers?
And why not brows our fantastic Valentine Decorations here: