cereal box valentine craft for kidsNeed a last minute Valentine’s Day craft? This ribbon laced heart is a cinch! It uses materials you probably have at home and turns them into a perfectly lovely valentine ready for gifting to someone you love.  But… this is Adventures in Learning so there is also a little education thrown in for good measure. The steps it takes to make this craft are packed with skill builders like lacing, using a hole punch and cutting too. Fine motor, hand strength and had eye coordination are all part of literacy development. Reading and writing require strong skills so why not work on them while creating something fun.

What You Will Need

  • a cereal box
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • ribbon
  • tape
  • red paint but crayons or markers would work in a pinch.

How to Make The Hearts

  • Start by drawing two hearts on the inside of  your cereal box. cereal box valentines day activity
  • Paint or color the hearts.
  • Cut them out.cereal box valentine
  • Tape them together and punch holes through both sides.ceareal box hearts
  • Choose a ribbon and thread it through the holes. cereal box heart craft
  • Tie the ends. cereal box recycled heart

Seriously how easy is that? It’s totally cute and don’t forget all the great skills the little artists will be developing as they create!

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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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