Heart template, colored cardstock, scissors, tape, regular sewing needle, plastic child-safe tapestry needles, colored yarnMake It:
- Print the heart template and cut it out. Next, cut a 4"x8" piece of cardstock and fold it in half. Lightly tape the template to the front of the card.
- Unfold the card and lay it flat. Using the template as a guide, punch holes in the card with a regular sewing needle. Remove the template from the card.
- Have your child thread a tapestry needle with colored yarn and knot the end. Starting from the inside of the card, stitch the yarn from side to side across the heart, not around the edges.
- Finish by knotting on the inside of the card and trimming any excess yarn.
Originally published in the February 2010 issue of Parents magazine