My kids will be at a local homeschool co op the day before Valentine's day this year, and they keep wanting to make valentines, so I decided to pitch in and help the cause. These needle felted wool hearts are super simple to make and are sort of fast. I think it took maybe 5 minutes to make each one. If you have a class of 30 students, you might want another idea, but if you're just making them for a few friends, this is a fun idea. I let the kids make the valentine cards they were making, and they can give these either with them or on their own.
Wool is such a lovely feeling material...very textured and warm. Over the years, I have made a few pairs of matching wool hearts for people I wanted to remain in prayer for, giving them one and keeping the other for myself as a reminder to think of and pray for them. I hope these hearts will be happily carried around in pockets long after Valentine's day this year as a reminder of the friends who give them.
|My 4 year old insisted that this plastic bead is a horse, and that it needed to be in the center of the hearts, so here it is, just for her.|