Can you imagine a way to make a 3D heart out of paper? Look no further than our 3D paper hearts craft. All you need to get started is paper and scissors! Grab our free heart template and project sheet below for an easy Valentine’s Day craft activity for one kiddo or a group. Have fun making this fun and colorful 3D paper heart at home or in the classroom.
HOW TO MAKE A 3D PAPER HEART
WHERE DOES THE HEART SHAPE COME FROM?
Today we use the heart shape or love heart to symbolize affection and love, especially romantic love. It is thought that the origins of the heart shape come from plant leaves with examples in civilizations over a thousand years ago. However, the familiar symbol of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century, and became popular in Europe during the 16th.
Create your own fun paper heart decoration below with our free printable hearts template! All you need are a few simple supplies to make this easy Valentines craft. Let’s get started!
3D HEARTS CRAFT
- Printable 3D paper heart template
- Colored paper
STEP 1: Print out the hearts template above.
STEP 2: Place the heart printable on top of a sheet of colored paper.
STEP 3: Fold the papers in half so the hearts overlap. Fold in half again. Then cut the hearts out with scissors.
STEP 4: Fold each paper heart in half.
STEP 5: Stack all 6 hearts on top of each other. Staple the hearts twice down the middle.
STEP 6: Spread apart the hearts so they create a 3 dimensional heart shape. Tape the string along both sides of the staples and use to hang your heart ornament.
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MAKE A PAPER HEART FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
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