Valentine Lacing Activity for Preschoolers
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a lacing activity for preschoolers. This simple craft idea is a great way for early learners to exercise their fine motor skills. Add this fun activity to your Valentine theme at home or in the classroom.
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Is a red heart shape your go-to for Valentine's Day craft? Then this simple craft idea is sure to please!
The craft is easy enough for preschoolers, but fun for all ages.
With just a few basic craft supplies - including lots of the color red - you and the kids can create some fancy Valentine hearts for decorating or sharing.
But don't stop at red hearts and red ribbon - be creative with pink, green, yellow and other bright colors.
Valentine Lacing Activity
Supplies for a lacing activity
- foam craft sheet or glitter foam craft sheet
- narrow ribbon or lace
- Valentine stickers or other decorations
- hole punch (affiliate links)
Instructions for a lacing activity
1. Make a heart shape template.
Draw half a heart on the the fold of plain paper. Cut out, then open to reveal a heart shape.
2. Transfer heart template to craft foam sheet.
3. Hole punch around the heart shape template.
Transfer the holes (eight holes shown here) to the foam heart shape with a marker or pencil.
Make the holes in the heart shape with the hole punch.
4. Lace around the Valentine with ribbon.
Create a firm tip for easier lacing by wrapping clear tape around one end of the ribbon.
5. Decorate the foam heart cutout.
Create a pretty Valentine by adding a sticker, a felt or foam heart, gems or glitter, or a little bow.
Providing a variety of colors and textures is always a great idea to add sensory play to the craft.
This is a simple activity with fun results! And the fine motor and creative play are great for early learners.