Rainbow Ribbon Heart

The rainbow ribbon heart is special to us because we love rainbows!

A few days ago Peakles and I had made a lovely Valentines Day Card by cutting out heart shapes from folded card.  Once we had finished it we were left with two red cardboard hearts.  Peakles wanted to make a present to go with her card so we decided to make a beautiful Rainbow Ribbon Heart.

Beautiful heart
Beautiful heart

Materials:

Two card hearts (from making our card), lengths of different coloured ribbon, sticky tape and pen.

Ribbons and hearts
Ribbons and hearts

What we did:

Peakles chose her favourite colour of ribbon to start with.  We stuck a piece of ribbon onto the back of the card heart with sticky tape and then began wrapping it around the card heart.

Start with one ribbon
Start with one ribbon

We then added different coloured ribbons to make our ‘rainbow’ effect.  Peakles enjoyed wrapping it around the heart shape and soon became engrossed in the activity.

Rainbow ribbons
Rainbow ribbons

This is a perfect way of developing her fine motor skills too! Peakles enjoyed using the sticky tape to secure the ends on the back of the heart.  As the back of the heart was going to be hidden she could stick down the ribbons herself and be as messy as she wanted!

Stuck down with glue and tape
Stuck down with glue and tape

We added a ribbon loop and then covered the ‘messy’ bit with the other heart and stuck it down with sticky tape.  We wrote out a Valentines message on the card too!

Hiding the sticky tape and adding a hanging loop
Hiding the sticky tape and adding a hanging loop

Finally we found a lovely place to hang it for when Daddy gets home!

Fantastic Rainbow Ribbon Heart
Fantastic Rainbow Ribbon Heart

Alternatives: You can use fabric or paper to decorate your heart or you could just use paint.  If you are really low on materials to use then try sticking small scrunched up pieces of aluminium foil on the front of the heart.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

#getyourcrafton

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21 Responses
  1. This is a lovely, simple idea for little ones. It makes a great valentine’s gift, but I imagine you could change the shape to adapt it for other occasions. Easter, perhaps?

  2. Oh wow! I love rainbows and hearts – so this is certainly something that may come out of our weekend craft session. I keep all of the odd ribbons I cut out of the inside of clothes (the ones to keep them on the hanger in the shop) and they are great for crafts 🙂

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