Yarn Shapes & Valentines

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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:
*Yarn
*Scissors
*Glue
*Paper plate
*Wax paper
*Ribbon (optional)

Preparation:
*Cut the yarn into long strips.
*Squeeze the glue onto the paper plate and add some water to thin it out.

Activity:
*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! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Valentine Mailboxes - from MyActivityMaker.com
*Easy Tangrams – another great craft for shape recognition from MyActivityMaker.com

This activity can be found in the Holidays and Arts & Crafts section of our site.