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DIY Valentine's Day Decoration With Fine Motor Training

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Crafting it is a fun learning activity. You can combine a variety of learning activities in it. It’s going to be Valentine's Day, let’s encourage children to make Valentine's decoration while learning fine motor.
This craft can be adapted for children of various ages. For younger children, you can do as I do in this post. Older kids can add some various embellishments, such as artificial flowers, glitters, candy or tiny doll.
The materials is very inexpensive and easy to obtain:
Acrylic paint
Knitting yarn
Draw a heart-shaped pieces of cardboard. Set the size as you wish.
Then make holes around the edges using a perforator with a distance between holes about 1 cm. If you do not have a perforator you can use the tip of the scissors, insert it into the cardboard. Do it carefully, and make the hole big enough to be passed by the knitting yarn easily.

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Then, ask kid to paint the edge of the heart-shaped cardboard. I applied white paint, but the color is up to you. The paint makes the decoration more rustic look. I prefer to use acrylic paint, cause it dry faster and easier to apply.
After the paint dry, ask kid to enter the knitting yarn into the holes. Start from the back-side of heart-shaped cardboard, and then insert the yarn into the hole on the other side. Do this until complete.

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The final step, tie the end and the beginning of the yarn on the back-side of the cardboard. If this step is completed, the next is up to your kid, he can add some decorations.
Have fun!
Valentine was about love, craft with love with your kids!



0 #14 Tiffany Haywood 2018-01-22 16:41
This looks like such a fun craft and a great way to practice motor skills . . .
0 #13 Beola Lawal 2018-01-22 04:00
Wow, this is so beautiful. I have been looking for craft ideas to do with my son, I would surely like to try this. thanks for sharing!
0 #12 Sophie 2018-01-21 07:08
I love this! Never even thought about taking something that I've seen so many times before and turning it into a piece of decor. Thanks for the share.
0 #11 Sue Tanya Mchorgh 2018-01-21 00:01
Thank you for sharing this! This is very cute . Please keep your stories coming.
0 #10 Katriza 2018-01-20 23:46
This is so cute! and absolutely perfect for my boys to give to grandparents on Valentine's Day! Something easy they can do and it looks fantastic! I love this!
0 #9 Ithfifi 2018-01-20 18:13
Oh this looks so cute! What an awesome way to encourage some precision and crafts while giving them experience on hand-eye-coordination! I will suggest this idea to my sister so my niece and nephew can try it :)
0 #8 Amy-Lynn 2018-01-20 14:23
I love crafts like these, they really do help kids (and older adults) with their fine motor skills but turn it into a fun experience where you don't really realize what you're improving.
0 #7 indu 2018-01-20 10:46
Valentine is all about love and celebrating this day with handmade craft would add personal touch too. Kids will certainly love doing so.
0 #6 Chelsea Elizabeth 2018-01-20 10:11
I absolutely love handmade things and have been scrolling through Pinteres looking for DIY creations for my wedding next year. I think these would look great!
0 #5 Ashley 2017-01-05 15:56
Thank you for sharing this! I always lack activities of any kind for Valentine's Day.

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