Need a Valentine's Day craft idea for kids? How about origami hearts?
Learn how to make an origami heart. These origami hearts are great to use on Valentine's Day for making cards, garland, plant stakes, place cards and more.
Watch this video and read on for photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions and see how to make origami hearts.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
- Origami Paper or Construction Paper
HOW TO FOLD AN ORIGAMI HEART
You will start with a square piece of paper. The paper can be origami paper or construction paper.
Place the paper on a flat work surface and fold the paper in half. With a scissor cut along the crease line to form two rectangles. From one square piece of paper, you can make two hearts.
Place one rectangle on a flat surface, fold in half, crease and unfold.
NOTE: If using origami paper, place the paper on a table color side down and white side up.
With paper on table lengthwise, fold the long side up from the bottom of the rectangle approximate 1/3 of the way.
Next, fold the right and left side of the rectangle to the center crease line. Crease.
It should look like the above picture.
Turn the paper over. Fold each side inward. See photo above.
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Fold top corners down diagonally and crease the paper.
After all four top corners are folded diagonally, it should look like this:
Fold-down the top tips slightly.
The origami heart is complete.
WHAT TO MAKE WITH ORIGAMI HEARTS:
- Garland - Attach hearts to a cord to make a garland
- Heart Skewers - Glue or tape heart to skewers or dowels and use them as decorations for your house
- Valentine's Day Card - Glue heart to card
- Bookmark - Use as a bookmark
- Pencil Decoration - Scotch tape to a pencil and give out at school Valentine's Party
- Wreath - Glue or tape hearts together in a circle to make a wreath
VALENTINE"S DAY CRAFT IDEAS
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Felt Heart Ornament
Valentine's Day Wooden Heart Decoration
Fabric Valentine's Day Card
Heart Pencil Favors
Heart Pencil Topper
Valentine's Day Heart Mobile
Valentine's Day Heart Box
Valentine's Day Heart Garland
Valentine's Day Butterfly Pencil Card
Valentine's Day Hair Scrunchie
Crocheted Rose Frame
Rose Heart Door Hanger
Valentine's Day Fabric Tissue Cover
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