Fine Motor Valentines Craft
This fine motor Valentines craft is not only adorable, but it makes a sweet keepsake as well. It takes virtually no prep time and only uses a couple of sheets of paper! Have I convinced you that you NEED to make time for this craft during your Valentines activities? Yes? Keep reading then!
I’m sure you already have ALL the materials you’ll need for this cute little Valentine. You’ll need scissors, a handheld hole punch, ribbon or yarn, and glue. You’ll also need some colorful paper to copy the craft templates on. That’s it! This is my favorite pack of Astrobrights paper, because every child can choose their favorite color to make their Valentine out of! And I love this sparkly twine for this Fine Motor Valentines craft!
Print the heart pattern on bright paper. Help the child fold it in half so that the printed side (half the heart) is facing them. Have them cut carefully on the solid black line. Show the child the magic of opening the paper and what it reveals–a full heart! (This is a great time to discuss halves and symmetry. Throw some standards in there!).
Next, have the child re-fold the heart and use a hole punch to punch out each hole that’s printed on the heart. My favorite EASY hole punch for little hands is THIS ONE.
Ready for more fine motor fun? Give the child some ribbon or twine and show them how to thread it around the heart. Help them tie a bow at the top of the heart. If they’ve used lacing cards regularly, this activity should be familiar and easy.
It’s time for some more cutting practice. Give the child a copy of the heart with the poem on it, and have them cut around the black line again. They can sign their name at the bottom of the heart. The precious handwriting is part of what makes this keepsake so special! Finally, have them glue the heart in the center of the big heart. Now look at this adorable fine motor Valentines craft. isn’t it so sweet?
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