Make Your Own Valentine Notepad!

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Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for a special someone?  Make them a heart-shaped notepad out of used paper!  It's a fun and practical gift that can be used all year. 

Before starting this activity, be sure to get permission and ask for help.

What You Need

  • Paper that has been used on one side (you'll need about 20 pieces)
  • Cardboard
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Paper punch
  • 1 piece of ribbon, string or twine (approximately 6 inches long)

What You Do

  1. Draw a heart shape on the cardboard and cut it out for a pattern.  Then, trace your heart shape onto a piece of scrap paper.  Stack about 5 pieces of paper below that and cut out the heart shape.  Repeat this step until you have cut all your paper into heart.
  2. Punch a hole in the same place in the top of each heart.  Slide the ribbon, string or twin through the holes in the hearts and tie a knot to hold them together.


When you're done, you can write a special message on the front of the notepad to personalize your gift.

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