Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper weaving is a wonderful skill for kids to learn and they love practicing it year after year!

I do paper weaving with Kindergarteners, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders – each time making it more involved.

This Heart Paper Weaving project is one that I do with 1st Graders every year, their homeroom teachers appreciate something for this holiday that can go home right away and appreciates that I teach them how to cut out a heart!

Each student will need 2 pieces of colored 9 x 12 construction paper and two Roylco Retro Pop papers that are 8 ½ x 11.


I fold one of the construction papers in half and cut about 7 cuts almost to the top of the paper – this makes the paper that the kids will weave onto. (I let them do their own cutting for this part when they are in 2nd grade)

    

Then I cut the Roylco Retro Pop paper into strips that range from ½” x 11” to 2” x 11”.

All of the strips are woven using an over under pattern and alternating that on the second row.

    

Fill up the paper weaving until all strips are in and are tight (there will be extra strips left over).

Fold the other piece of construction paper in half the long ways and cut half a heart out of the fold side.  I make a template for this – as all 1st graders do not know how to draw half of a heart shape.

Glue the open heart onto the weaving using bottle glue.

Trim all edges when dry and you are done.  This project takes 1 ½ to 2 – 45 minute classes.

Visit my students’ artwork  – 1st Grade Paper Weaving Hearts Gallery