Toddler-friendly Valentine craft

A while ago I pinned a pretty picture of wool hearts. I wanted to try them with my son but the metal heart (made from floral wire) was too fiddly for him to hold and wrap at the same time.

Instead we tried using some chunky heart-shaped cookie cutters which were much easier for him to hold.

toddler playing with a ball of wool

I covered the outside of the cookie cutter in double-sided sticky tape, then he had fun wrapping each one with red wool.

wool wrapped cookie cutter hearts

When he had finished I tied a knot in the wool at the top of each cutter, leaving a small amount to hang them with.

three wool wrapped hearts

A simple craft with instant results, perfect for my impatient 3 year old.

red wool wrapped heart in window

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9 Responses to Toddler-friendly Valentine craft

  1. These are darling hanging in the window.
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  2. Am visiting via the parenting pin it party, love this idea :) (http://www.pinterest.com/craftsonsea/)

  3. Beautiful, I wonder if it would work with plain tape and how, I have no double sided tape..Visiting from the pinup party from the first time, pinned the craft as Mama’s Haven.xx
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    • jenny

      You can make your own by making large loops of normal sticky tape and turning it inside out, that’s what I do when I’ve run out!

  4. These are lovely, they look so easy for little hands too – perfect. Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin it Party today too. xx
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  7. I love this. It’s so beautiful.

    I’ve featured it on The Sunday Showcase: Love heart crafts for kids
    http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2014/01/26/love-heart-crafts.html

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