Lacing Heart Valentine Pocket

Lesson #7028

Create a fast, fun and simple lacing heart pocket for student valentines.
Can use either AllStar or SureCut Dies.

Grade Level:

Support youngsters with fun lacing projects to develop fine motor skills. Painting and cutting activities promote motor skills and reinforce movement concepts in the classroom. Use ribbons and lace to expose students to multiple textures and patterns. Development of fine motor skills will enable students to gain competency in drawing and writing. Consider reading a short story about Valentine's Day to introduce the art activity. The Lacing Heart can also be used for Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Lace two hearts together to store valentines or special notes for loved ones.

13622-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Hearts, Tiny - Tiny 23400-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Word, Love #2 - Large 23803-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Lacing Heart - XL A10644-Sizzix Bigz Die - Hearts, 4-Up A10749-Ellison AllStar Die - Lacing Heart

Note: This lesson can be created using either Ellison AllStar or SureCut Dies.

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Decorative Edge Scissors, Glue, Ribbon, Scissors, Silver Pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut two Lacing Hearts using red cardstock or construction paper and one Heart using white paper.
  2. Using decorative edge scissors, trim off about 1" around the entire white Heart to fit inside the lacing holes on the Lacing Heart (Figure A).
  3. Adhere the white Heart to one red Lacing Heart using glue or other adhesive.
  4. If using SureCut Dies, Die-cut LG Word, Love from pink paper. If using AllStar Dies, use stickers, colored pencils or crayons to write Love.
  5. Die-cut three SureCut Tiny Hearts from red paper. The Tiny Hearts may be embellished with a silver pen, if desired. AllStar users can die-cut the Hearts 4-Up and embellish accordingly.
  6. Adhere the Word, Love and the Hearts to the white heart (Figure B).
  7. Cut one 20" piece and two 8" pieces of thin red ribbon. Holding the two red Hearts together, leave the top eight holes open for card insertion. Start at one side by tying the 20" ribbon to the Hearts. Lace the ribbon through the holes in the Lacing Heart and secure the other end (Figure C).
  8. Thread the 8" pieces of ribbon through each side where the lacing ends. Tie both ribbons into a bow (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Physical Education: Movement Forms

K-12 Standard 1: Develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

  • A physically educated student demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.

Reprinted from Moving into the Future, National Standards for Physical Education, 2nd Edition, with permission from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599.

Source:National Standards for Physical Education

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