Over a year ago I brought a set of supplies for needle felting with the idea of trying the craft out myself and then introducing the kids to this handicraft. This week I finally got the equipment out and for this weeks theme for early elementary (key stage 1) learning theme of Valentine’s Day I decided it was as good a time as any. So we created some Needle Felted Hearts ideal for Valentine’s Day. Please check out the end of the post for other Valentine’s Day themed learning activities for early elementary aged students.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Materials

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Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Needle Felting Foam Pad (US) Foam Felting Mat (UK)

Needle Felting Tool (US) Needle Felting Tool (UK)

Heart Cookie Cutter

Natural Wool Roving, Red (US) Red wool roving (UK) {Other Colours are available}

PRINTABLE VALENTINES GAMES IN OUR RAINY DAY MUM STORE

Valentine's Themed Memory Game for Kids
FREE Printable Valentine's Tic Tac Toe Game
Printable Valentines Day Board Game for Kids to Play

Some fun Valentine’s Cards for Toddlers and Preschoolers to make too!

How to make Needle Felted Hearts with Kids

My kids are almost 5 and 6 and I did this one on one with the kids instead of as a group activity the Needle Felting Tool is extremly sharp and I wanted to make sure that we didn’t have any accidents of stabbed fingers.

Have a look at our Needle Felted Robin and Penguin both ideal Needle Felting projects for Beginners.

Reading about Needle Felting in craft magazines and on notices in one of our local craft stores I realised that using a cookie cuter would be an ideal way to start with the kids and we had a small heart one which would be perfect for the activity.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Start of with taking a small section of the wool roving and then tear it up breaking up the straight edges and creating soft ends to the wool.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Pack the heart cookie cutter with the wool roving.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Then take the needle felting tool and stab the wool – it has barbs on it so that it will start to force the wool together compacting it.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Take off the cookie cutter and the heart and turn over to do the other side.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Stab until you have a felted sheet. – I tried this as well as the kids first so that I could teach them and it was really relaxing to stab the wool down and watch it come together.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

The hearts – my youngest is struggling at school at the moment and she took her heart with her in her lunch box to remind her of me and hold when she was feeling upset. My eldest decided to be inspired by our Virtual Book Club for Kids Author Dr Seuss and Create a Green Needle Felted Heart for the Grinch.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

See how we adapted this Needle Felted Heart into a Heart Book Mark over on Red Ted Art.

More Valentine’s Day Learning Activities

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

Low Prep Rounding Activity by Life Over C’s

Conversation Heart More or Less Activity by Raising Little Superheroes

{FREE} Valentine’s Math Game for PreK to 4th Grade from Preschool Powol Packets

Tile Printed Heart Cards from Peakle Pie

Broken Hearts Compound Words from School Time Snippets

Spelling with Hearts sort the right and wrong spellings from In The Playroom

Kid’s Engineering: Valentines Heart Bombs from Thriving STEM

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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