Heart Stitch Craft

There is nothing more perfect this time than making these fun and simple stitch heart crafts with your kids. This is the perfect activity to do with kids of all ages with the right supplies. 

Heart Stich Craft

Two heart stich crafts completed

There is nothing in life that brings me more joy than my kids. I love being in the kitchen with them and around the craft table. Although my kids are little (3, and 5) this heart stitch craft is totally adaptable to their age. I love that this craft can easily be turned into a Valentine’s card for a friend or a family member. 

Pair it with these easy Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bomb and you will have the perfect gift this year! 

How to make Valentine’s Heart Stich Craft

Supplies:

pencil, scissors, yarn, and needled needed for heart stitch craft.

Directions

Step 1

step one of how to make a heart stitch carft

Select a colored cardstock paper for the craft. The color of the cardstock paper and the floss or thread used for the heart pattern should contrast one another. Cut out a square paper from the cardstock paper, we’re using a 4 inches x 4 inches paper. Or you could trace the heart pattern on the cardstock and then cut the paper into the required size.  

Step 2

Prepare the needle with a thread and tie a knot at the open end of the attached thread. If working with younger children you will want to pre-punch some holes with a very small hole punch and then use a plastic needle. This allows them to still do the craft (with adult supervision) safely. 

Step 3

needle of yarn threading through paper to make heart

Draw the needle through the cardstock paper, along any one point off the traced heart shape. 

Step 4

Leave a small gap and then draw the needle back to the previous side. 

Step 5 

heart stitch craft threading of needle through paper

Work 1 stitch at a time along with the traced heart shape. You could keep the length of the stitches even on both sides or you could stitch unevenly, however you want. 

Step 6

completed yarn threaded through paper craft

Continue to stitch until the entire heart outline is covered. Once the needle reaches near the first stitch, draw the needle under the first stitch and tie a knot. Cut off extra thread. 

Step 7

Flip the stitched cardstock paper to the other side. 

Step 8

Final project photo of heart stitch craft

Cut out a square shape with 1cm extra on all sides compared to the size of the stitched paper. Attach the heart stitched paper in the middle of the large paper. This will secure the backside of the stitched pattern.

Once this is done, your Valentine’s Day craft is ready to display, make a card with, or whatever else your child chooses. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a colored piece of cardstock that is different than your string color. This way your stitching really stands out. 
  • Allow younger children to participate by pre-making holes with a small hole punch and using a plastic needle. Of course, you want to make sure you are will supervising them as well. 

To download the heart template click below!

More Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to celebrate with the kids! And we have even more ways to celebrate! 

Be sure to grab this fun Valentine’s Day Paper Basket Printable for another great craft project!

If you are looking to play a game with the kids try your hand at Valentine’s Day Bingo. The kids will love playing with one another. Grab some conversation hearts to use as marking squares. 

If you are wanting to add a fun sensory activity to your Valentine’s Day activities this strawberry slime is easy to make and the kids will have a blast playing with it! 

If your kids love to read, think about adding a couple of fun Valentine’s Day books to the collection. They are sure to love Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool and for a daughter in Kindergarten or first grade she is sure to love Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (my daughter loves at least!) 

We can’t wait to see your creations! Be sure to tag me in stories @micheletripple and use #frostingandglue so that we know what you are making and what you want more of! 

Heart Stitch Craft

two heart stitch paper craft

There is nothing more perfect this time than making these fun and simple stitch heart crafts with your kids. This is the perfect activity to do with kids of all ages with the right supplies. 

Materials

  • Cardstock paper
  • Embroidery floss or yarn
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Template

Instructions

    1. Select a colored cardstock paper for the craft.
    2. Cut out a square paper from the cardstock paper, we’re using a 4 inches x 4 inches paper.
    3. Prepare the needle with a thread and tie a knot at the open end of the attached thread.
    4. Draw the needle through the cardstock paper, along any one point off the traced heart shape.
    5. Work 1 stitch at a time along with the traced heart shape. You could keep the length of the stitches even on both sides
    6. Continue to stitch until the entire heart outline is covered. Once the needle reaches near the first stitch, draw the needle under the first stitch and tie a knot. Cut off extra thread. 
    7. Cut out a square shape with 1cm extra on all sides compared to the size of the stitched paper. Attach the heart stitched paper in the middle of the large paper. This will secure the backside of the stitched pattern.

Notes

Use a colored piece of cardstock that is different than your string color. This way your stitching really stands out.

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