Looking for a heart craft? Then let’s make heart cards with a scrap yarn heart! Don’t throw away your yarn scraps, let the kids use them to make these bright and colorful DIY yarn heart cards that are perfect for any occasion. This simple yarn arts and crafts project is perfect for a crafty afternoon at home or in the classroom

diy heart cards for kids to make with yarn scraps - 4 finished yarn art cards with colorful heart shapes on white table with yarn scraps - Kids Activities Blog
You can make DIY Valentine cards made with scraps of yarn.


Making yarn art cards is a fun craft project for kids and adults to make together. For kids, this is a wonderful way to work on their fine motor skills as they attach the yarn onto the card spiraling around the heart. Younger kids who cannot spiral the yarn can attach small pieces of yarn inside the heart with glue. We even have free printable gift tags and cards to get you started.

Related: More heart craft ideas

These yarn heart cards are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but who wouldn’t love to receive them on their birthday or any other day too? This is a very inexpensive craft to make if you have yarn scraps at home. It’s also a fun craft project for all ages from kids through to adults.

Printable yarn heart template for craft - one template has 3 small heart cards and the other has one large heart card - Kids Activities blog with yarn in the background
Print whichever heart template works best for your craft!

Printable Craft Heart Template

Download & Print Heart Templates

  • Mini heart template
  • Large heart card template
supplies needed to make yarn heart cards for valentine's day
Make heart cards using scraps of yarn.

Supplies needed to make yarn heart cards

Instructions for making yarn heart cards

Step 1

Step 1 - how to make yarn heart cards - printable heart cards that can be decorated with yarn scraps for valentines day
Print and cut out our heart cards to decorate with yarn.

Download and print our heart cards onto card stock. There are two options to choose from. The small gift tags are perfect for older kids and adults. The larger cards will be easier for little fingers to work with, but they are great for all ages too.

Step 2

Step 2 - how to make yarn heart cards - adding glue and yarn
Attach small pieces of yarn to the heart using glue.

Put glue all over the heart using the glue stick.

Using one piece of yarn at a time start with the bottom point of the heart and spiral the yarn around the edge of the heart and then inwards toward the center.

Make sure to press the yarn down occasionally to ensure it’s sticking properly on the glue.

Continue this process changing colors as each piece of scrap yarn ends.

Craft tip: Make all of your hearts one color, or make them bright and colorful like we did.

Craft tip 2: Use a hole punch to add a hole into the top left corner of the small gift tags. Put yarn through the hole to attach the gift tag to a gift.

finished yarn heart cards - bright and colorful heart cards made with yarn scraps
Kids can make these fun and colorful Valentine cards using yarn scraps.


Our finished yarn hearts look so colorful and beautiful! One reason this art project works so well with kids is that the hearts don’t need to be perfectly shaped. The finished heart cards have so much texture, color and character and just like snowflakes are all unique! These heart crafts also double as the perfect Valentine’s day crafts.

Why We Love This Easy Peasy Heart Craft

Using a simple technique, arty crafty kids can make a paper heart card using the most basic of crafting supplies. My kids made so many of these. And our free printable template makes it so much easier to make cute hearts. Make these cute heart crafts on Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day, Father’s day, or any day really. Everyone loves heart shapes.

These easy heart crafts are also something that both young children (like toddlers and preschoolers) and older kids can both do whether you’re using this as an easy Valentine’s day craft or every day craft.

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DIY Yarn Heart Cards

diy valentine card for kids made with yarn scraps

Make bright and colorful heart cards that are decorated with yarn scraps. These are perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $0


  • Yarn scraps
  • Cardstock
  • Our free printable card templates
  • Glue


  • Scissors
  • Printer


  1. Download and print the heart cards, you have two options available.
  2. Put glue all over the heart using a glue stick.
  3. Swirl the yarn around the heart beginning from the outside and working into the center.

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Do your kids love yarn crafts? What are their favorite scrap yarn projects? How did your yarn heart cards turn out?

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