Heart Strings

9 Feb

Our yard is blanketed in white, and these cute hearts are adding a wonderful splash of color against the backdrop of our snowy surroundings.

Making these hearts is a fun little project to do with your kids.   The  hearts can easily be hung from a string and used to decorate for an upcoming Valentine’s Day Party.  No matter what you do with your hearts, your kids will have fun dipping string in glue, and creating their own heart.

My Kids Make heart strings, and yours can too! Find out how, then start making your own:

First, make a batch of corn starch glue. To do so, mix 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1 cup water in a small pan. Heat the mixture {and whisk well} until it is smooth. If it looks too thick, add more water.

Cut long pieces of yarn {1 foot}

Place heart shaped cookie cutters over pieces of parchment paper on your table or work surface.

Once the glue has cooled to the touch,  pour it into small bowls for your kids to use.

Your kids will dip the pieces of yarn into the glue.  Have them remove any excess glue by running their fingers along the yarn.

Place the glue covered yarn into a heart shaped cookie cutter. Then repeat until the cookie cutter is filled with yarn.

Once done, gently press the yarn down, then remove the cookie cutter.  Use the cookie cutter to create additional hearts.

Leave the hearts to dry overnight {or place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at “warm” until dried, about 1hr.


P.S. Have you  made STRING HEARTS with your kids? Want to share your pictures with us?

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13 Responses to “Heart Strings”

  1. Nana 09. Feb, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Oh my heart….. you’ve been touched by precious little fingers creating string hearts.

  2. Poppi 09. Feb, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Great job Sydney. The hearts are absolutely beautiful.

  3. Mara Johnson 09. Feb, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    I absolutely heart these!

  4. Elizabeth M. 09. Feb, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    I love these! I made them with my preschool class last week, but we used yarn and regular elmer’s glue. I never thought to use cornstarch glue – I’ll bet the clean-up was a lot easier. I’ll be making these with my daughter this week for sure!

  5. becky 09. Feb, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    thanks everyone!!

  6. nonna 09. Feb, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Cute! Nice hanging in the window…great job Sydney.

  7. Tara@Trendy Treehouse 09. Feb, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Lovely. I want to make some of these. They would be a fun project for my kiddos.

  8. Sheri@childmade.com 10. Feb, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Love them! So simplistic yet so pretty! Thanks for linking!


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