The heart pillow they made was a simple and inexpensive decoration using 2 squares of burlap, a red felt heart, and a little stuffing. Sew the heart of first with red thread, then sew 3 sides of the burlap with black thread, stuff it, and sew up the other side.
My 8 year old enjoyed this because it was a somewhat quick sewing project with a little help from hubby. I helped my 5 year old learn some sewing basics of pushing the needle up and down. I had to try hard to not do the whole thing myself as we were running out of time and patience.
Here is what my 8 year old made.