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Valentine Card Holder

Materials:

  • 1 and 1/2 paper plates per child
  • Hole punch
  • Tape
  • Stapler, optional
  • Ribbon or yarn in red, white, or pink

Plate Decorations: 

  • Stickers
  • Paints, markers, or crayons
  • Construction paper
  • Lace, eyelet, or ribbons
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Old Valentines cards

Directions

  1. Cut one of the paper plates in half. Each card holder is made with 1 paper plate on the back, and 1/2 of a paper plate on the lower front – making a pocket to put the cards into.

  2. Decorate the plates. You’ll be decorating the inside of the whole plate, and the backside (underside) of the half plate. Any of a variety of methods can be used to decorate the plates, this is a great place for creativity to shine. Let glue and paint dry before proceeding.

  3. Attach the plates together with a couple staples. Then punch holes around the plate to thread the ribbon/yarn through.

  4. Cut the ribbon at a slant on the end to keep it from unraveling. Wrap a bit of tape around the end of the yarn or ribbon to help make a ‘needle’ for lacing. Lace the plates together, and tie a loop at the top for hanging
    If lacing the plates together is too challenging, they can just be stapled together. (Lacing is a good activity for young children, but might require more help, time and supervision than is available)

from CraftsKaboose.com

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