Although I usually use a ribbon to make these, the red binding I had on hand worked great. And I think the smaller size (I chose a smaller buttton too) will be a fun challenge for older toddlers & a little bit more like sewing for certain preschoolers who are a bit particular about such things (wink). I only used red felt, but other colors would be pretty too. You could even do several colors and practice creating rainbows- Red, Orange, Yellow... you get the idea.
Success! We even got some counting practice in as she threaded the hearts, which makes my home-schooling heart happy. It was also a great "in breath" for this child who wants to live life in one big exhale. She gets it honest (guilty), and helping her find her balance- her breath- will be part of our journey together. One in which I'm learning too!
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