Children will have loads of fun making this YOU’VE CAUGHT MY HEART – Paper Plate Heart Craft. It’s adorably cute and just perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day, in fact any day when you want to share a bit of love around!
You can use our printable “You’ve caught my heart” message or write or draw your own. Kids will love to gift this gorgeous paper plate heart craft to their nearest and dearest throughout the year.
We always have a pile of paper plates in the craft cupboard, they’re such a versatile and thrifty craft resource aren’t they? Today we’ve turned the humble paper plate into an awesome heart craft that builds kids’ fine motor skills as they weave a yarn net to catch their heart.
Kids can paint and decorate their YOU’VE CAUGHT MY HEART – Paper Plate Heart Craft in their favourite colours and enjoy seeing their friends’ and loved ones’ hearts melt when they receive this special gift!
While you’re here why not take a look at our other favourite Valentine’s Day crafts too? Here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite. Click on the photos to go straight to the posts and scroll on down for your “You’ve Caught My Heart” craft.
You’ve Caught My Heart – Paper Plate Heart Craft With Printable
Supplies To Make Paper Plate Heart Crafts
How To Make A “You’ve Caught My Heart” – Paper Plate Heart Craft
To Make The Net
Start your heart craft by cutting out the centre of the paper plate without cutting through the rim. I start this off for my children by stabbing through the plate with scissors where I want to start cutting.
Next paint your paper plate rim and middle in your favourite colour/s and let them dry.
Once your painted paper plates are dry use the mini heart stamp to make heart shaped holes around the paper plate rim. The children will use these heart shaped holes for weaving their net.
For young children you might want to stick to just four or five holes and for older children they might enjoy more weaving with eight or ten holes or more!
Cut a long length of coloured yarn and tie it through one heart shaped hole. The children can now enjoy weaving backwards and forwards to make a net to catch their heart!
To Make The Heart
On the back of your painted paper plate middle draw a large heart shape and then cut it out.
Print out our YOU’VE CAUGHT MY HEART printable sheet (see bottom of post) and cut out a heart message. There are three heart colours to choose from, yellow, pink and blue.
Glue your printed “YOU’VE CAUGHT MY HEART” message onto your paper plate heart.
Now you can catch the heart in the middle of the woven net! Depending on how many holes the children have woven through you might need a dab of glue to secure the heart in place.
I think this You’ve Caught My Heart Paper Plate Heart Craft will melt the heart of whoever receives it don’t you? It’s just so adorable!
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