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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Conversation Heart Wreath

Have fun creating conversation heart wreath. Easy enough for your child to make but nice enough to hang on the front door this wreath makes a lovely presentation for Valentines Day. You can find easy to make direcetion here

9" dinner plate or paper plate

Recycled cereal box or other thin cardboard



Heart pattern

Construction paper: pink, purple, red, and blue

Markers, crayons or paint pens

Glue sticks

Yarn for hanger (optional)


Trace around the 9" plate onto the cardboard. Use your pen or pencil to draw another circle inside that one, about an inch away from the outside circle. Cut out the circle and the center of the circle to create a cardboard wreath base. Fold a piece of scrap paper in half. Using the heart pattern line up the fold line of the scrap paper with the dotted line of the pattern. Cut out the shape so that when you open it, you have a heart shape. Fold the short end of a piece of construction paper up about 3 inches. Place the folded heart around the folded paper and trace the half heart shape into the paper. You should be able to fit three hearts on the paper. Repeat this step for each colored piece of paper; you will have a total of 12 hearts.
Cut out all the hearts and flatten out the creases so that the hearts lay flat. Using markers, crayons, or paint pens, write conversation candy phrases on the hearts such as "LOVE", "HUBBA HUBBA", "SWEET", "LOVE", "BE MINE", "KISS" and "PAL". Arrange your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape without gluing them down. Once you have them where you want them, use the glue stick to attach each one.  wreath as is or attach a piece of looped yarn to the back as a hanger.

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