Hang a Heart

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“Hang a Heart,” Friend, Feb. 2013, 30

Hang a Heart

Show your family members and friends that they are loved with these beautiful hanging hearts. Remember to get an adult’s help when making crafts.


You will need:

  • Waxed paper

  • Crayons

  • Scissors

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Iron

  • Hole punch

  • String or ribbon

  • Paper towel

What to do:

  1. On a piece of waxed paper, draw a large heart.

  2. Use the pencil sharpener to make crayon shavings, and sprinkle them on the heart you drew. Your finished heart will be whatever colors you include. Put another sheet of waxed paper on top.

  3. Put a paper towel on top of the waxed paper to protect your iron. Have an adult help you iron the two layers of waxed paper together.

  4. Once the wax paper has cooled, cut out the heart you outlined earlier. Punch a hole near the top and thread a string or ribbon through it for hanging.

  5. Repeat this process to make more hearts. Surprise someone you love by hanging these hearts where they will find them!

Illustrations by Thomas Child