Valentine's Day Paper Heart Leis

 

 

I'm such a sucker for Valentine's Day.  It's my favorite holiday, maybe even more than Christmas or Halloween.  I love that we have a day set aside every year to celebrate the existence of love in the universe.  All those pink hearts and cupids and flowers and giving little gifts to loved ones-- I love it!

 


 

This Paper Heart Lei is a simple project using tissue paper, drinking straws, and string.  Little ones will develop fine motor skills while cutting and lacing, practice patterning, and engage in creative expression during this activity.  These are perfect for kiddos to make to wear at a Valentine's Party!

 

Materials Needed:

 

 

  • Yarn or Craft String
  • Tissue Paper
  • Plastic Drinking Straws
  • Children's Scissors
  • Hole-punch

 

Children can snip the plastic straws into smaller pieces.  This is terrific cutting practice and it makes a nice crunching sound!

 

 

Prepare tissue paper hearts for the kiddos & punch holes in the centers for stringing.

 

 

Children will alternate between stringing straw bits and tissue paper hearts to make a pattern.

 

 

Voila!  A Paper Heart Lei!  

 

 Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Megan Strong

www.teachinglittlelearners.com

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