I recently started crafting with my kids. I used to be afraid of messes and clean up. And to be completely honest, the effort involved! But once I got over my fears, I discovered that crafting with kids can be a lot of fun. In just a few months my daughter has turned into a crafting monster. Now almost every day she says, “What are we going to craft today, Mommy?”
Since Valentine’s Day is nearing, we’ve been doing a lot of Valentine’s crafts. I found this cute paper heart wreath on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make. I love crafts that are simple to make and use supplies you already have in your house – especially the crafts that use only paper and staples like this one.
- Paper (thick card stock paper is best)
- Paper cutter or scissors
The first step is to cut 2″ x 11″ strips of paper. To make a circular wreath you’ll need 11 strips, if you want an oval shape just cut a few more strips.
Fold each strip in half, loop it around and staple. You can get fancy and use double-sided tape or mini-glue dots, but I love my good old stapler!
Continue folding and looping and stapling until you complete all the hearts. Then lay them on a flat surface in the shape you want. (This photo shows more hearts than I used in the end. I did a little investigative work during this craft and found out that heavier paper works the best and using fewer hearts will help the wreath to hold it’s shape.)
Staple the hearts together.