Monday, February 9, 2009

CRAFT - Hearts for Valentine's Day

The first mail-posted valentine on record was in 1806.

If you'd like to read some history about the special day of love, click here.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have one craft we've been doing since the kids were little. It's easy - it's fun - and it's super duper cute.

You need a piece of red construction paper and a white sheet. Fold the paper in half. Leave the fold on the straight edge and the round part is the top, and it should be able to open. The paper should be cut as shown:


Then you weave the pieces together, like shown:


Then tie a ribbon on the heart, or even glue a piece of paper for a hanger, as shown:


On Valentine's Day, you fill the heart with a cookie or a special candy.

Happy Valentine's Day.

13 comments:

Doda said...

I've always wondered how they make them - that's so simple and really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Captain Hook said...

That's a really cute idea! Might have to try it with my kids.

Kim Kasch said...

It's a Danish Christmas tradition to make these hearts and hang them on the Christmas tree. I've just adapted it for Valentine's Day.

That's one great thing about America, because the country is so young, we can learn/borrow/adapt traditions from all the other countries.

Jo said...

What a great idea! I am going to try this one! You look beautiful after locks of love! One of my girlfriends with magnificently thick hair does this as well and really enjoys it. She always looks even more beautiful afterwards too!

adrienne said...

That is super cute and clever! I haven't seen this one.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I always wondered about those too! Thanks.

Kelly said...

Very pretty craft!

Rena said...

Way cool! Thanks Kim!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh I have more of these. I'll share more in the future.

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

Kim,

I see the new picture of you, I think... After Locks of Love. You look great!

Love this idea. I must make it and keep them on a tree for guests to take.

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks Meredith - it sure feels lighter. Now, if only my body would feel lighter :)

Christina Farley said...

Oh, you're good. Come teach my preschoolers this craft!

Kim Kasch said...

Christina: It's an EZ craft that anyone can do but I'd rather come to Korea to teach your preschoolers :)than go to work :(