Valentine Garland

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because it celebrates love, which is something that all of us can get behind. And visually, it's a burst of cheery color that pulls me from mid-winter gloom.

There are lots of ideas out there for Valentine garland's but what's especially nice about this one is that it's kid-friendly. Not only can you make it with the help of little people, but they'll work on fine motor skills and contribute toward beautifying your home along the way. Win-win!

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    To get started, we measured and cut a length of baker's twine to fit the space above the kids' art table, adding an extra 10" on each side for tying it off. This part can be trimmed later if you'd like. I then cut a handful of red and white hearts (choose at least two different colors). The hearts eventually overlap, so cut a few of each color in two different sizes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My 3.5 year old watched me glue the first heart to the twine, and then we worked together to attach the rest. She asked me to glue, I helped place the twine, and then she attached the top heart.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    They were a little goopy at first, but dried well and add a festive holiday touch to our space.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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