These yarn wrapped hearts are adorably simple to make and the perfect Valentine activity for kids ages 6 to 10. They are really cute hung from flowering branches in the center of a table, or presented to friends as gifts. You could replace the center arrow with a cute pencil pencil. Either way, your kids are going to love making these yarn wrapped hearts.
Things You'll Need
You need bark covered coiled wire, wire clippers, yarn, scissors, felt, and white glue.
Form a "V" with wire.
Begin by clipping about 12 inches of barked covered wire and straighten out into a line. Then, bend the wire in half so it forms a "V." An adult should do this step.
Form Heart Shape and Wrap with Yarn
Measure out 6 feet of yarn and trim. Set aside. Bend the two wire ends together to form the heart shape. Secure the two ends together by wrapping a couple of inches of yarn around the meeting point in the center of the heart.
Cross Heart With Yarn
Begin crossing the yarn back and forth across the heart. Make sure to loop the yarn entirely around the wire at each cross.
Tie Off at Top to Form a Hanging Loop
When yarn is nearing the end, tie off at the top of each bump in the heart, forming a hanging loop.
Make an Arrow With Wire and Felt
To make the arrow, cut and straighten 6 inches of wire. Cut two small triangles and four small, 1-inch strips of felt. Glue the felt triangles together over the tip of the wire. Then, glue the felt strips on the wire at an angle. Set aside to dry.
Weave an Arrow Through the Heart
Carefully weave the arrow through the yarn at the center of the heart. Happy Valentine's Day!