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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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    January 20, 2014 at 3:40 am

    These are darling hanging in the window.
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    Kate Williams
    January 20, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Am visiting via the parenting pin it party, love this idea 🙂 (

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    January 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    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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      January 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      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!

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    Helen Neale
    January 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    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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    January 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I love this. It’s so beautiful.

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