Today I want to share a super easy craft that I am doing with my after school library group.  We will be watching the 1966 cartoon version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and I have been toying with the idea of a growing heart craft as a memento for the occasion.

Grow your heart with this tutorial!


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  • Red Construction Paper
  • Heart Template (I used one found on the site (or you may cut your own)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape


With the red construction paper, cut out the hearts in three different sizes.


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Glue the smallest heart to the button and tape the end of the pipe cleaner to the front of the heart.

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Use the pipe cleaners to arrange the hearts from smallest to largest .

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Wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger to make the pipe cleaner curly.

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Add the other hearts, arranging them from smallest to largest and Voila!

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Your heart can grow three sizes like the Grinch!

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Note: I taped the ends of the piper cleaners because of the pointy edges.

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December 19, 2013

Have a Merry Grinchmas!

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  1. Jamie

    December 20th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This is adorable – I could even see using it for Valentine’s Day in a picture for a friend!! Love it Rachee!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  2. Ellen Christian

    December 20th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    That’s adorable! What a cute idea!

  3. Crissy Beam

    December 20th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    This is so adorable and looks like such a fun craft to do with the kids!!

  4. Rose Powell

    December 20th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Oh grow a heart why don’t cha Grinch, LOL! That’s cute.

  5. Dawn

    December 20th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Very cute craft for a party! Fun!