I’m not sure why I’ve never made these folded paper hearts before. They are so quick and easy to make!
I wanted to make an origami heart, so I searched on Pinterest. I really wanted something that was simple enough that even young children could manage. I found these hearts which looked very doable.
Let me tell you how it’s done!
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Supplies Needed to Make Folded Paper Hearts:
~ Paper (I used thin printer paper – for this project, thinner is better)
~ Glue stick
How to Make Folded Paper Hearts:
Step 1: Take an 8.5″ X 11″ piece of printer paper in your preferred color. Measure and cut off a third of the length.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Fold the paper again, this time widthwise.
Step 4: Fold paper over and round the edges with scissors.
Step 5: Open the paper back up, and fold in the bottom and top to the middle, so now you have four creases lengthwise.
Step 6: Start accordion folding from the bottom, creating three folds per section.
Step 7: When all the way folded, run glue along one edge.
Step 8: Fold together to seal edges.
Step 9: Voila! You have a heart. You can now make more, punch holes in them and create a garland. Or make a necklace from one. Or simply fold it back up, stick in in an envelope, and send it to someone you love.
Watch this video if you want to see the folded hearts in action.
How to Make Painted and Folded Paper Hearts:
Step 2: Then I did some splatter painting, also on newsprint.
Step 3: After the paper dried, I cut them up into 6″ X 11″ pieces.
Step 4: Fold the same way as tutorial above.
Watch this video to see the painted paper technique in action.
Next I want to try making a really big heart out of watercolor paper and then painting it like these pinwheels!
Definitely let me know if you try this!
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