Skip to Content


Let the kids practice their fine motor skills with this wire beaded heart project that doubles as a fun Valentine favor kids can gift to their friends and loved ones!

All you need are some colorful beads, wire and cardstock. These make vibrant and fun Valentine cards for classmates or besties.

Wire Bead Heart Valentine Cards – Materials:

– Thin pliable wire
– Colorful beads (we also used small wooden beads)
Colored cardstock
Hole Punch
– Free printable “You’re The Bead To My Heart” tags (download HERE)
– Glue

Watch the video above to make these fun beaded heart Valentines or follow instructions below.

Step 1. Cut a small length of wire and start adding beads. When you are done (depending on how large you want your heart to be) twist it around as shown, cut off wire ends with scissors and form a heart shape.

Step 2. Cut your colored cardstock (we cut ours to 5″ x 5″ square). Print the free printable “You’re the Bead to My Heart” tags (download HERE) and cut out tags.

Step 3. Add two hole punches to the middle ends of the cardstock. Thread your beaded heart as shown with string (watch the video above for more details).

Step 4. Once your beaded hearts are secured, just glue on the tags and your Valentines are done!

Aren’t these so bright and fun? My daughter had a blast making these for her friends.

What are your favorite Valentine favors to make with kids?

Check out more fun and creative Valentine ideas for kids!


Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive a small affiliate commission. Regardless, we give our promise that we only recommend products or services we would use personally and believe will add values to our readers.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.