Kids already have Mom's heart pretty well sewn up, but there's no sense taking chances, and this whimsical notepad leaves no doubt as to who holds the strings.
Cut out a red paper heart (ours is about 6 inches across). Trace and cut out 10 to 20 more from white paper. Stack up the hearts in bunches of five, folding each bunch down the middle.
Using a tapestry needle, poke holes every 1/2 inch down the center folds (young kids will need Dad's help with this step).
Stack the hearts together with the cover on top.
Thread the needle with yarn, knot one end, then sew it through the holes, knotting it at the other end.
Decorate the cover and seal with a kiss.