Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity

Cutting hearts is a great activity for kids to try on Valentine’s Day – and it works on some basic scissor skills, too!

Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

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Here’s a super easy cutting activity that kids will love to do this Valentine’s Day! It really doesn’t need much set-up, and there are lots of things you could do with the hearts! We decided to hang ours up – but you could turn them into cards (either on their own or by gluing them onto another piece of card), create a collage or poster, use them to decorate gifts – and more!

We used:

  • Pink and red construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glitter Glue *
  • Hearts and Flowers adhesive acrylic jewels*
  • Friendship Thread*
  • Tape

*Thanks to our friends over at craftprojectideas.com for these items – they really made the hearts sparkle!

I used a whole sheet of construction paper to demonstrate how to make them, but I actually prefer the smaller hearts, made from half a piece of paper. Start by folding the paper in half, and drawing half a heart on it, so that the fold becomes the middle of the heart.

Add two extra lines parallel to the first heart BUT not reaching the edge at the top – this is important otherwise your heart will fall apart.

Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

Cut along each pencil line, then open it out and you have a pretty heart!Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

My son thought these looked very cool – much more interesting than a regular heart!Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

When we’d cut out several hearts, we used the glitter glue and jewels to add some decorations.Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

Our finished designs!

Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

When the glitter glue had dried, I taped some lengths of thread to the back of the hearts to suspend them. So pretty!!!

Valentines Cutting Hearts Activity - great for fine motor practice!

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