Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Craft for Kids

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Are you looking for some heart-themed projects to do in the classroom or at home? If so, I’ve got a great Valentine’s Day craft idea for you, Mom! You’ll be the hero of the day, and get the kids thinking about the greatest gift they can give someone — LOVE!  Check out this easy, free, and fun Paper Plate Lacing Craft for kids!  

This simple project uses staple materials you’ll find mostly in your home. Even if you don’t have everything available, it’s super cheap to buy the art supplies!

In addition, this nifty Valentine’s Day DIY craft can be used for toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary-aged students! For little and older kids, it builds hand eye coordination, dexterity, and teaches concentration skills.  And, this Valentine’s Day art craft will be a HUGE hit with your young kids, but your middle school aged kids will have a blast as well!

Check out this SUPER easy Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Lacing Craft your kids can give as gifts to say ‘I love you’ or hang up proudly in their room!

Valentines Day Paper Plate Lacing Craft


  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn: Red and Pink
  • Marker


  1. Fold the paper plate in half. Then draw a half of a heart on the fold of the plate and a circle along the boarder. Make sure you leave the bottom of the heart attached, this will make it easier to keep the laces even all around the plate.

  2. Cut the design out. Trace around the other side of the cut out to make both sides match.

  3. Using the hole puncher, make holes all around the boarder of the plate and heart.

  4. Start with the red yarn, weave the yarn from the heart to the boarder all around the plate leaving every other hole along the boarder blank for the pink yarn.

  5. Finish the design by weaving the pink yarn from the heart to the boarder using the empty holes.

  6. The paper plate heart is now complete! Easy Peasy!

Would you like some additional Valentine’s Day type activities for kids? Check out my FREE (for a limited time) Valentine’s Day devotional for kids! 

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