Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Craft Time!

Updated 1/28/13-

I'm linking up with Mrs. Orman's Valentine Freebie Linky party to share this quick project with you in case you missed it last year!

I had a few minutes today and some really noisy kiddos.  We needed a break from desperately trying to work to just enjoy ourselves or someone (me) was going to explode.

So, we made these cute hearts:

And I hung them across our window while my friends were at music:

If you need a fun activity in the next week or so, you can download a copy of the pattern!  It's a definite "try it before you ask your kids to do it" type of activity!  Just give each kiddo two copies of the pattern in different colors, cut them out, and weave the "strips" to make the heart!  It was a little tricky for some of my kiddos... but the ones who "got it" were quick to help others!

Click below to download:
If you use it, I'd love to hear about it in my comments!  :)


  1. super cute, might be tricky for us though!

    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  2. Hi Christina,

    These look like fun! I may have to try them out this week. :) Thank you for the idea and the many other ideas that you have given me. I would love if you could come by and check out my blog. I just started it up this past weekend.




  3. Thanks for the pattern. I use to do that on a folded piece of paper to create their valentine baskets. It was a little challenging for my kinder kids. This looks like it may be more manageable.

    Queen with Class

  4. OOOO I LOVE IT!!! I was looking for something different to do and I think I have found it! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely let you know how it turns out!

  5. So cute! I really need to get my act together and get up a Valentine's Day craft!
    Stories From Second

  6. Thanks! I grabbed one and I know my kids will love making these. Plus your room looks so cute with them up there.

  7. LOVE IT! Seems like it would be a GREAT 3rd grade / K buddy activity!

    I [heart] it!! thanks!!

  8. I love that!. Today we took some time when the teacher needed it too. Thanks for sharing.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  9. I've always wondered how these were done - now I can have my kiddos make them!!! They are soooo cute. Thanks!!!

  10. Love that idea! We need to switch out our Chinese New Year lanterns and this is perfecto. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  11. I've made these before and they always turn out so cute! Yours look great!


  12. Our art teacher has been drilling the kiddos on weaving for a week or so. This is going to be a great final project. Got some good ideas on how to use this.

  13. This is a silly question but how do you get the pattern template onto the colored paper? Do you put the construction paper through the copy machine??

  14. Brynne... yes. Secretly, you run it through the copier!


  15. Yikes! I'm scared it will jam it... that might have to be an after school on a Friday when everyone has gone home for the weekend attempt!

  16. How cute are your ideas and your blog!! I just started following...love the heart weaving and your milk jug valentines holders!

    Stop by my new blog if you get a chance!
    "Kindergarten Kel

  17. Thanks so much! They look great. I think they will be a nice addition to our Valentine's Day activities.

  18. These were so cute and my students LOVED creating them. I posted about using them and linked back to your page! I'd love it if you came and checked out my blog.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


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