Paper Bag Heart Lacing Activity


Looking for a fun project for Valentine's Day?  You'll love this Stuffed Heart art and craft using a recycled paper bag!  It's a great way to sneak in fine motor skills all while creating something lovely for Valentines! Try this heart lacing activity with your preschool, Kindergarten - 2nd grade kiddos!

heart lacing activity

Hubby usually does the grocery shopping around here-- I think it is because I spend too much money, but that is a story for another day.  On his last trip, I requested he ask for some paper bags at the check out line ....I had a craft to do!

With the paper bags, my kids and I crafted these oh so pretty Stuffed Hearts--  a perfect heart art and craft project that worked on fine motor skills, too!

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You can do all kinds of things with paper bags.  You can make Native American Vests.
Learn the parts of an apple.
Or, set up a number line!

Heart Lacing Activity


Stuffed Heart Lacing Activity

To make your own stuffed heart, begin by drawing & cutting a heart from a paper bag.  I left the bottom of the bag folded up while cutting out a heart shape and cut off the extra paper bag that was attached at the bottom.

If your paper bag has writing on the outside of the bag, you may want to flip one side over.  Make sure both hearts are the same size, by trimming away and excess.

Use a hole punch to punch holes around the paper bag heart.

Next, have your kiddos make designs on their paper bag heart with Kwik Sticks.  We often welcome mess, but sometimes it's nice to have something that dries quickly--  such as in the case of this project.

We LOVE these paint sticks!!  Seriously.

The colors show up great, too.

heart lacing activity

Valentine's Day Lacing Activity

Once your child has colored their paper bag heart, provide a long piece of ribbon for him/her to lace through the holes.

Thread the ribbon into one hole and then take the other end of the ribbon to begin lacing it up and down (in and out) through the holes.

When you have gone almost all the way around, stuff the heart with two or three plastic grocery bags, or left-over Easter grass from last year.

 Continue lacing and tie both ends.

valentine's day heart lacing activity

Weaving the ribbon in and out of the holes is great for fine motor skills, but they also turned out to be such a sweet Valentine's craft for the kids!

heart lacing activity

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