Heart Garland–Kid Friendly Project

I did not come up with this project on my own it was in the 2011 February Family Fun Magazine.  I learned long ago not to show my daughter the photos of the projects or I would be told repeatedly ours doesn’t look like the pictures.  I did not have the same beads to make the one in Family Fun so I improvised.

We also did this project on Martin Luther King Day but I forgot to do the Blog Post.  I was looking for it and realized I never typed it.  I am sorry for the delay because this was a great project!

Materials (I used):

Tubes (one TP and one Paper Towel roll)

Red Acrylic Craft Paint

Foam Brushes (Dollar Tree – great to have on hand!)

Yarn – I used red

Pony Beads (Dollar Store) – We picked out Valentines colors: red, pink, fuchsia and white.

Homemade Red Glimmer Mist

Scissors

1/16” Paper Punch (GREATEST THING EVER!)

Big Needle (I have no idea what they are called but it works great with yarn)

 

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Paint the tubes red

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Flatten and mark off 1” pieces – I used a red magic marker so it wouldn’t be so noticeable

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Cut the cardboard tube.  Once the pieces are cut, form heart by pushing one of the points in.  I then took a the punch and punched the hole in the top and the bottom.  It makes it so much easier to thread.

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Threading the Big Needle

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The pattern:  Bead—> Cardboard Heart –> Bead –> Space –> Repeat

Me threading the hearts and beads.

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Finished threading the hearts.  We then sprayed it with the Glimmer Mist because we forgot to paint the inside.  They currently hang in my window Smile

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