When love is in the air, homemade Valentine’s Day crafts from your children are the perfect way to decorate your home. Try this simple and easy wreath with things you more than likely already have at home.
Depending on your child’s age, you can either let them draw and cut out the hearts freehandedly, or you can make them templates from cardboard, that they can trace around first.
What you need:
- Cardboard – you can recycle an old cereal box
- Construction paper in various shades of red and pink
- Glue stick
- Plates in 2 different sizes – optional
- Put the larger plate on your cardboard and trace around it. Then put the smaller plate in the middle of your cardboard circle and trace around it as well, giving you a cardboard ring to cut out. (You can draw up your ring by hand if you feel comfortable doing with it.)
- Cut out hearts in different colors and sizes, using the templates if needed.
- Glue the hearts all around your cardboard ring to cover it entirely. Let some of the hearts overlap each other.
To make your stencils, you can use some of the leftovers from the cereal box or any other cardboard you are using for this craft.
Glue smaller hearts in a different color to some of the bigger hearts to change things up a bit.
We used mounting tape placed on the back of the wreath to “hang” it on our front door.