Yarn Shapes & Valentines
We’ve come up with a fun new way to practice shape recognition. Use red and pink yarn and a heart shape to make them into a perfect Valentine! If you like this craft, try our tooth fairy story & craft, which also uses yarn to create a shape.
What You’ll Need:
*Cut the yarn into long strips.
*Squeeze the glue onto the paper plate and add some water to thin it out.
*Talk about what shape you’d like to do first. Talk about the properties of that shape – how many sides, how many corners, etc. Show your child how to make the shape with a piece of yarn.
*Now dip the yarn into the glue and use your fingers to wipe off the excess.
*Lay the yarn on wax paper and then form your shape. Repeat with multiple pieces of yarn. Allow to dry.
*Meanwhile, start working on your next shape.
*When they are all dry, peel off the wax paper. If you’re making a Valentine, add a ribbon to hang your heart shape.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their yarn shapes we may post it to our site! email@example.com.
This activity can be found in the Holidays and Arts & Crafts section of our site.