Every week we feature a fun and/or educational activity you can try at home or in the classroom. Valentine’s Day has passed, and I bet you’re wondering what to do with those old Valentine’s cards besides just pitching them in the trash. Here are a few ideas, including this very creative recycled basket.
Recycled Valentine’s Day Card Basket
Materials You’ll Need:
- Template (downloadable)
- 14 used Valentine’s cards
- White glue
- Hole punch or something to poke holes with
- Yarn or embroidery thread (in Valentine’s colors)
- Fat embroidery needle or crochet hook (optional)
Trace the template on the cards: 12 side pieces and 2 bottom pieces, centering the best parts of the cards. Glue two sides together with the graphics facing outward on each side, including the two bottom pieces. Use a hole punch to punch sewing holes evenly (about 1/4 inch apart) around the edges of each piece. Sew the side pieces to the bottom, and finally sew the sides together.
Or, find out how to make a recycled Valentine’s necklace, decorations, postcards, placemats, refrigerator magnets and gift tags.