Easy Heart Bunting

Since the Crafty Bastards are going to be heading up a contest to get some fun kids’ crafts to inspire the video game driven youth of today, I decided to get the ball rolling a little early and introduce a super easy little craft to do with your wee ones.

My girls (4 and 6) are notorious for needing something to do at all times of the day.  I wanted to have a good 30 minutes free in order to get a bit of work done around the house so with a little bit of prep work I came up with this easy craft.

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What you’ll need:

a few pieces of scrapbook paper

scissors

a heart template (I used a cookie cutter)

a pencil

some twine or thin rope/cord

a hole punch

markers/crayons/stickers (optional)

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So just to make it a little easier for them, I turned each piece of paper over and traced hearts onto it.

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Then they were able to cut out each of the hearts themselves and they decided they wanted to decorate them.  At first I was so reluctant because, well, I’ve been on pinterest too many times.  Then I remembered that they’re kids, and to them gaudy frozen decorations are the epitome of fun!  So I let them have at it.  At one point my 4 year old went on a strange tangent where one of her hearts was turned into a rainbow kitty.  Yeah, pretty much…

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So once they were done decorating the hearts, I punched a hole into the top of each side of the heart.  They each got a length of string and were able to thread it onto the hearts in a big mangled clumpy formation.  I managed to fix the 6 year old’s, and to ignore the lack of randomness in the ordering of her hearts.

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But the 4 year old… well… I loved it too much.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out our Facebook page for contest details… coming soon!

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