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Yarn Wrapped Hearts (2nd Grade)

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Often I get so wrapped up in the curriculum, I don’t take time to do “extra” projects which are just for fun for holidays.  Kids love celebrating holidays and often ask to do themed projects.  I am fine with that.. art should be fun!  I do like to incorporate skills and art techniques into each project we do.  For these yarn-wrapped hearts, I cut cardboard circles into heart shapes.  Since they had to be cut with a utility knife, I did this step myself.  During the first class period, students used Do a Dot Paint Dabbers to paint the hearts however they wanted.

Painted Hearts

During the second class period, students cut notches all the way around their heart with regular scissors.  They wrapped a variety of textured and colored yarn around the hearts, going from notch to notch.

Yarn Wrapped Hearts

It was a simple yet striking project.  Wrapping and tying yarn is excellent for fine motor skills.

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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4 Responses to Yarn Wrapped Hearts (2nd Grade)

  1. Tina says:

    What kind of card board did you use? I am recycling a box but it is brown. I haven’t started adding color but your board looks white? Please advise. Thank you!