String Art Heart – Crafts for Tweens

string art heart for children valentine's dayI love crafting but my kids are still small so most of the crafts we make are simple and open ended. I miss more detailed tricky crafts and I am excited to share a craft aimed at tweens for Valentine’s day. This looks hard but it’s not hard, it just requires patience and more developed fine motor skills than the average five year old has so I would reserve this for the seven and up crowd.

You will need a cork hot plate, some paneling nails, scissors and red thread. string art heart craft

Start by making a heart outline with the nails on the cork. heart string art for tweensI used my pinky finger as a spacer between the nails so it was fairly uniform. heart string art for kids

Tie on a piece of string starting at the bottom. string art for kiddos

Randomly wrap the string from one nail to the other careful to keep it tight but not too tight.

When you feel like the heart is done tie a loose knot in the thread and carefully loop it over a nail and tighten. Repeat that a second time and double tie the knot. If desired you can add a tiny dot of white glue on the end of the thread. heart string art for valentine's day

All done and rad!

pro-2Allison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times! Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest


  1. […] Pinterest?! A very, very similar project by Allison of No Time for Flashcards – she made this string art heart for Melissa and Doug.  Since our project was a bit different and aimed at the littler ones, I […]