Sweets for your sweet? Check! Fine motor skills activity? Check! Adorable photo-worthy craft that is also delicious? Check and check!
Things you’ll need
- 2 shades of construction paper
- Scissors (decorative scissors for bonus points)
- Hole punch
- Sandwich bag
Fold a sheet of construction paper in half, draw half a heart and cut it out. When you unfold it you will reveal a symmetrical heart shape!
Using the same technique, fold your heart in half and cut out a smaller heart, making sure to leave a thick border.
Fold the second sheet of construction paper in half and lay your first heart on top. Use your pencil to draw a larger heart. (The second heart should be half an inch larger than the first heart.)
Cut out the larger heart. Feel free to use your decorative scissors for a fancy finish!
Hold both of your hearts open and punch holes evenly around the edges. (Make sure your holes punch through both of your hearts so you can stitch them together later on.)
Next, trim your sandwich bag to fit inside the heart and tape down the edges, folding the corners if needed.
Fill the bag with candy and tape up the top of the bag to seal it, making sure not to cover any of your punched holes.
Measure out lots of ribbon and trim one end to make a point. Start weaving the ribbon through your punched holes starting where the bow will be. (TIP: You can tape the end of the ribbon like a shoelace to make the weaving a little easier.)
Once you’ve weaved your ribbon through, tie a bow and deliver your candy card to your Valentine!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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