What you'll need:
- 9" dinner plate or paper plate
- Recycled cereal box or other thin cardboard
- Heart pattern
- Construction paper: pink, purple, red, and blue
- Markers, crayons or paint pens
- Glue sticks
- Yarn for hanger (optional)
How to make it:
- Trace around the 9" plate onto the cardboard. (See photo.)
- Use your pen or pencil to draw another circle inside that one, about an inch away from the outside circle. (See photo.)
- Cut out the circle and the center of the circle to create a cardboard wreath base. (See photo.)
- Fold a piece of scrap paper in half. Using the heart pattern line up the fold line of the scrap paper with the dotted line of the pattern. Cut out the shape so that when you open it, you have a heart shape. (See photo.)
- Fold the short end of a piece of construction paper up about 3 inches. Place the folded heart around the folded paper and trace the half heart shape into the paper. You should be able to fit three hearts on the paper. Repeat this step for each colored piece of paper; you will have a total of 12 hearts. (See photo.)
- Cut out all the hearts and flatten out the creases so that the hearts lay flat. Using markers, crayons, or paint pens, write conversation candy phrases on the hearts such as "LOVE", "HUBBA HUBBA", "SWEET", "LOVE", "BE MINE", "KISS" and "PAL". (See photo.)
- Arrange your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape without gluing them down. Once you have them where you want them, use the glue stick to attach each one. (See photo.)
- You can hang the wreath as is or attach a piece of looped yarn to the back as a hanger.
- Paint pens are available from your local craft supply store.
- Instead of construction paper, you can use colorful cardstock for this project.
- Construction paper provides hours of fun and stimulates your child's imagination!