Whenever I am (im)patiently waiting in a doctor’s office I flip through a Family Fun magazine because they will often have a fun kid’s craft idea. For February they showed how to make yarn hearts. They were cute but I knew I would end up throwing them away as soon as we were done. So I took the idea a step further and made magic wands with the hearts that way they can enjoy the craft when we are finished. Since it is still pretty cold here to play outside we are looking for anything to fill our time during the day.
You need basic supplies you probably have around your house.
To make the hearts: ·
yarn ·cookie cutters ·
1/4 c. cornstarch or you could use watered down glue ·
How-to MAKE THE HEARTS: Heat up 1/4 c cornstarch with 1/2 c water over medium heat until it is translucent. Wait until it cools before starting. (I used watered down glue, since that’s what I had on hand & it worked great.)
Cut yarn into 12 inch pieces and have the kids dip into glue and then place into cookie cutter
heart or any other shape. It takes a while to dry so if you want to speed that up–set them in the oven on parchment paper set to warm for an hour or so.
How-to make the MAGIC WANDS: I used lollipop sticks that I had on hand, tulle, ribbon, jewels, sequins and pearl strings. If your daughter is old enough she could help with this part but I used a hot glue gun and threw it together in a couple minutes.
The girls were so excited to play with their princess wands they hardly even let me snap a photo. The craft kept them busy while we made it and busy playing after=happy momma.