Crafting With Poekie Nook: Paper Valentine's Day Hearts

Ronnie's Awesome List presents a Valentine's Day craft by Sophia van der Harst, Founder of Poekie Nook. Check out all the great upcoming February fun only at the Poekie NookOpen Ski Week, See details below!


Colored paper (card stock works best)
Colored pencils (optional)


Fold paper in half and draw half of a heart on the folded edge. Cut it out. Fold it open/ Trace and cut the heart on another color paper.

Make a cut half way down the middle of each heart. One from the top down and the other from the bottom up.

Cut a string as long as you like. Put a little bit of glue in the top center of one heart.

Slide the two hearts together through the cuts. Put the string on the glue. Press heart and string firmly.

When the glue it dry, you can open the hearts and make them blossom.

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Endangered Species โ€“ Ski Week Camp

Choose an animal thatโ€™s endangered and sew a (customized) Poekie of it, weโ€™ll help you research, write and make a beautiful book about it, then weโ€™ll design and build a cozy habitat for your endangered Poekie (just like we build our houses, only theyโ€™re different).

Age 8 and up, you must be โ€œfirst shelfโ€œ level
Feb 19-23, 10am โ€“ 4pm (free drop-in 9-10am and 4-5pm)
$480, non-refundable $100 deposit required
($55 will be donated to WWF for your choice of animal)
For registration email

Sophia van der Harst is the Founder of Poekie Nook, an arts enrichment program for children in Mill Valley. Born and raised in a small village in Holland, amidst a bustling artistic family, Sophia learned most of her creative skills at a young age. Since 1992, sheโ€™s been teaching hand-sewing and beading to children in Mill Valley, California. Twenty-two years and around twenty-thousand kids later, she opened Poekie Nook. Find her online at Poekie Nook or Facebook.