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 3D paper heart template and project sheet below for an easy Valentine’s Day craft for one kiddo or a group. Enjoy colorful Valentine’s crafts for kids at home or in the classroom.
HOW TO MAKE A HEART OUT OF PAPER
WHERE DOES THE HEART SHAPE COME FROM?
What shape do you associate with Valentine’s Day? It is the love heart, isn’t it! 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 were inspired by plant leaves with examples from over a thousand years ago. However, the familiar symbol of the heart representing love as we know it, developed in the 15th century, and became popular in Europe during the 16th.
Create your own fun paper heart craft below with our free printable 3D paper heart template! All you need are a few simple supplies to get started!
VALENTINE HEART CRAFT
- Printable 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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