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
How to Make YARN HEART CARDs
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 Craft Heart Template
Download & Print Heart Templates
- Mini heart template
- Large heart card template
Supplies needed to make yarn heart cards
Instructions for making yarn heart cards
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.
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.
Our Finished DIY VALENTINE CARDS
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.
- Yarn scraps
- Our free printable card templates
- Download and print the heart cards, you have two options available.
- Put glue all over the heart using a glue stick.
- Swirl the yarn around the heart beginning from the outside and working into the center.
More yarn crafts from Kids Activities Blog
- Make this beautiful colorful rainbow art using yarn.
- An easy yarn-wrapped craft stick caterpillar craft for kids.
- A letter ‘Y’ yarn craft.
- We have a round-up of 15 fantastic yarn crafts for kids to make.
- These yarn coasters are made from scraps of yarn.
- Use yarn and golf tees to make shapes.
- Use yarn and sticky not to make a fun map game.
- This love bug craft is perfect for Valentine’s day!
- Use our printable flower template for a flower yarn craft.
- Check out this Washi Tape Heart craft!
Do your kids love yarn crafts? What are their favorite scrap yarn projects? How did your yarn heart cards turn out?