Materials: paint, wooden hearts (wood section in your local craft store), black 1/4″ flat elastic, scissors, thread, wool felt, elastic hair ties, and a drill.
After painting the little hearts, drill holes in them to make them into heart shaped buttons. The size of the holes depends on what you wish to do with them. Tiny holes are perfect for sewing them onto the black ring elastic, and larger holes are better for threading hair tie elastic through.
Make the elastic rings. Measure little fingers and snip off a piece of flat elastic. While sewing the elastic into a ring, use a slightly larger piece with some overlap, and then snip off any part that hangs over.
Once you have a bunch of black elastic rings, sew wooden hearts, felt hearts, or whatever you want onto the rings. We are planning to have a little ring decorating afternoon where Chick and Mouse will help design rings and things. I bought a bag of tiny paper flowers too, and the kids loved how those turned out. I’ll show you pictures of those in another post.
I did all of the sewing for this project, but I do plan on having the kids use some glue to decorate some rings on their own.