This was a great project that we used for a 4-H craft the other night! It was very simple and a wonderful project for Toddlers - 3rd graders to make. (Even a high schooler enjoyed making one!) Here are the directions:
I had the kids string pony beads (a bag with pinks and purples in it at Wal-mart was only $3.17) on a white pipe cleaner. You could use whatever color you like, I think for the pipe cleaner.
Have them leave 1" on each end empty.
Twist the two ends together and flip the twist to the inside.
Shape into a heart.
Tie a ribbon around the top.
To finish, string 2-3 beads on the twisted ends and glue really well the end with tacky glue. (This was the hardest part, because they had to wait for the glue to dry, or the beads fall off.)
Oh, by the way, that one bag of beads made 5 hearts with leftovers. That's less than $.75 each! I hung them from my chandelier in the kitchen. I think they're adorable, what do you think?
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