Paper Heart Bunting
Simple Craft for Developing Scissor Skills
Peakles loves Valentine’s Day and now that we are through our ‘snowflake’ crafting phase for this year, she naturally began to want more heart crafts to do! We are concentrating on her fine motor skills to help with her pencil grip and her manual dexterity so a cutting with scissors activity seemed like a creative way for her to practise these skills!
White card or paper Red card or paper Children’s Scissors Glue stick
Pencil or Pen String, thread or wool Mini pegs (optional)
How We Made Paper Heart Bunting
First, we folded and cut our red and white A4 paper into four equal parts (A6 size). Peakles then folded each of the red rectangles in half again. I drew a half heart shape using the fold of the paper as the middle of the heart. Peakles then carefully (with some guidance on scissor grips & safety from me) cut out the heart shapes.
She then glued the red hearts on the white paper. She took the red paper that had a heart shaped hole and stuck this onto a white piece of paper. Peakles then arranged an alternative patter of ‘red heart, white heart’ and attached then to a piece of red string with some mini pegs. We then hung our paper heart bunting up to decorate our living room.
I must admit we both really enjoyed this activity and I can see us making more paper bunting in the future!
Creative Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
This is a wonderful round up of ideas from a few years ago. Why not try them out today?
More Creative Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids:
Preschool Fun: Painting and Lacing Hearts from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Sensory Valentine’s Day Hearts Guessing Game from Mama Smiles
Wax Resist Valentine Cards from The Gingerbread House
Valentine Sensory Soup from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Salt Dough Hand Keepsake from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Heart Sensory Bag from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Salt Dough Heart Candle Holder from Messy Little Monster
Sensory Friendly Valentines from Mosswood Connections
Paper Weight Rock Valentine’s Day Gifts from Teach Me Mommy
Paper Bag Tea Cups from KidPep
Ten Fun Valentine Ideas for Tots from My Bright Firefly