Hi, it’s Kim from The Resourceful Mama. I am really excited share a fun kid’s Valentine craft with you.
One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day growing up was making a Valentine box for school. We would save our shoeboxes and pull out the construction paper, glue, stickers, and markers and make a fun box to hold all our Valentines.
Imagine my disappointment when our oldest reached school age and I found out they were not doing boxes. We started making something to use at home. It’s not always a shoebox like we made growing up, but still a lot of fun to make. This year we are making this Paper Plate Valentine Bag.
Paper plates are one of our most favorite crafting items. We use them all the time, so it only made sense to incorporate them into our Valentine project for this year.
We love painting at our house, but sometimes it’s nice to have project that does not require paint or glue.
- Cut off the top of 2 paper plate. You just want to cut off a little, so it is straight across the top rather than rounded.
- Turn the 2 plates so that the sides you would eat off of are facing each other.
- Holding them together, lined up perfectly, use the hold punch and punch holes around the outside edge of the plates. I did not measure them or make sure they were spaced perfectly, but make sure they are fairly close together.
- Starting at the top, thread the yarn through the holes until you reach the top on the other side. Go up through one hole and then down through the next until your reach the end. (Use a lighter to singe the end of the yarn unravel.)
- Make sure the threading is tight and rethread through the top two holes on both sides and knot.
- Attach a handle by cutting a long piece of yarn, threading it through the top holes on both sides and tying it.
- Decorate the front with stickers.
Using a hole punch is a great workout for the muscles in young kids’ hands, but for this project I did the hole punching since the holes on both plates need to be lined up for it to work properly. Threading the yarn worked their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
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