Here’s a fun handmade Valentine’s Day card kids can make that encourages fine motor skills with a little bit of threading activity. These yarn hearts make beautiful and colorful cards with texture!

String Heart Yarn Cards – Materials:

– colorful yarn (like this)

– thick card stock cut out to the size you want or use these watercolor postcards like we did

– large threading needle

– pencil, eraser, scissors

– heart template (we used a cookie cutter)


Step 1. Trace your heart template onto the cards with a pencil.

Step 2. Punch holes alongside the heart with your needle. Erase your pencil marks.

Step 3. Thread yarn through the holes in various directions. Cut off the yarn on the underside and tie up. You’re done.

I love how pretty these cards turned out and my daughter had fun learning how to use the needle and threading through the holes.

*Make sure to supervise children when using a needle and only allow them to do it if you are comfortable with it.

We’re planning to give these to teachers and write special messages on the front.

You can also opt to cut out different shapes instead of hearts for another occasion. I think geometric shapes would look super cool as well.

Are you into making handmade cards with the kids? What are some of your favorite ways to make them?

For more yarn projects, check out these clever ideas!


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