Art, Culture and Religion

Valentine’s Day Card

On 14th February some of us will celebrate Valentine’s Day. I often hear negative opinions about this day stating that it is artificial and useless because love (if it exists) doesn’t need any set date to come to us. But I think that every occasion is good to show your loved ones how much you care about them. This is what I want to teach my daughter – that even if you’re young, you can do something nice for your family members. Not by buying but instead by creating something yourself, putting effort into the process and spending time on it. So, let’s prepare a Valentine’s Day card (this time, for your beloved daddy).

Walentynka

MATERIALS

  • Thick white or coloured paper
  • Pencil
  • Thick needle
  • Coloured yarn / ribbons / floss about 2.5m long
  • Markers (optionally)

Step 1

Fold a sheet of paper in half. Draw a heart on the front page of your card. Then, pierce the paper at the drawn line using a needle. Spaces between holes should be about 5mm. Make a hole in the centre of the heart as well. If your child is little, you can make holes using a hole punch. In this case, the distance between holes will also be bigger, for instance 1.5cm.

Step 2

Thread a needle and tie a knot. Begin stitching with the wrong side of the card and any hole you want. Embroider your heart starting with the hole on the outline and moving to the hole in the centre. Then, go back to the next hole on the outline and again to the centre of the heart. Remember to bring your needle up on the outline and down in the centre. What you get in the end is a pretty yarn heart. If you’re afraid to give your child a needle, you can make bigger holes and use a ribbon or a yarn without a needle.

Step 3

Finally, write or paint something nice inside. The card is ready to be delivered!

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