Valentine's Day Paper Heart Leis

4 years ago
This article was written by a member of the SheKnows Community. It has not been edited, vetted or reviewed by our editorial staff, and any opinions expressed herein are the writer’s own.



I'm such a sucker for Valentine's Day.  It's my favorite holiday, maybe even more than Christmas or Halloween.  I love that we have a day set aside every year to celebrate the existence of love in the universe.  All those pink hearts and cupids and flowers and giving little gifts to loved ones-- I love it!



This Paper Heart Lei is a simple project using tissue paper, drinking straws, and string.  Little ones will develop fine motor skills while cutting and lacing, practice patterning, and engage in creative expression during this activity.  These are perfect for kiddos to make to wear at a Valentine's Party!


Materials Needed:



  • Yarn or Craft String
  • Tissue Paper
  • Plastic Drinking Straws
  • Children's Scissors
  • Hole-punch


Children can snip the plastic straws into smaller pieces.  This is terrific cutting practice and it makes a nice crunching sound!



Prepare tissue paper hearts for the kiddos & punch holes in the centers for stringing.



Children will alternate between stringing straw bits and tissue paper hearts to make a pattern.



Voila!  A Paper Heart Lei!  


 Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Megan Strong

More from parenting

by Jason Pham | 18 hours ago
by Jennifer Mattern | 20 hours ago
by Jennifer Mattern | 21 hours ago
by Caitlin Flynn | a day ago
by Chanté Griffin | 2 days ago
by Kristine Cannon | 5 days ago
by Madison Medeiros | 6 days ago
by Jen Chesak | 6 days ago
by Caitlin Flynn | 6 days ago
by Lisa Fogarty | 8 days ago