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I love this easy tutorial for how to make a heart out of paper. It’s such a cool design and the kids really love making them.
They’re the perfect card or window art piece. Plus, you can make a ton of them in just a few minutes. These paper hearts are easily a good 30-minute activity for the kids that you don’t want to miss.
Now, these easy paper hearts are so much simpler than an origami heart, but you can tell the kids that they’re origami.
Or that they’re dragon hearts. Or mermaid’s hearts. I mean, I’m not going to judge.
Because that’s the last thing we need right now, right?! Some kind of judgment over your adorable paper heart?
I think not.
That being said, if you do want to turn this into some kind of origami paper project, I shall also not pass judgment.
You do you. That’s what I’m trying to say.
Because they’re paper hearts. And everybody could use a little love right now.
How To Make A Heart Out Of Paper
The instructions below are pretty straight-forward, so I’m not going to go over the steps again–just follow the steps.
But what I am going to say is, if you want to turn this into a window cling type project, I recommend that you use tissue paper for the heart “scales”.
But if you want to make this into a card, maybe use a heftier paper like card stock. I mean, tissue paper is fine in that case, but the card stock is going to be more resilient if you put it in an envelope.
And then just add a second sheet of paper to the back to write your message on. Just line up the left and right edges, fold the paper along the top edge and tape it to the back of the front paper.