How to Make a Heart Out of Paper

There are lots of ways to make a heart out of paper. This is one of my favorite methods for making paper hearts, and it is easy to do! All you need is a sheet of paper, scissors, and some double-sided tape. These paper hearts would look colorful and fun hanging from the ceiling in a classroom, or add some to your home for some festive Valentine decor!

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How to Make a Heart Out of Paper

How to Make a Heart Out of Paper:

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Materials Needed:

Step 1 – Fold Paper in Half (2x)

Begin by folding your paper in half, and then in half again, as shown.

Fold Paper in Half.
Fold in Half Again.

Step 2 – Cut corners

Use scissors to carefully round the corners of the folded paper.

Round the corners.

Step 3 – Accordion Folds

Unfold your paper, and begin making accordion folds along the width of the paper.

Unfold the paper.
Accordion folds.

Step 4 – Double-Sided Tape

Add a piece of double-sided tape along the top edge of the accordion fold. Fold the paper in half, as shown. and open carefully to reveal your heart made out of paper!

Add double-sided tape.
Fold in half.

You’ve made a heart out of paper!

Carefully open up to reveal your paper heart.

Here is a short video tutorial showing how to make a heart out of paper:

Other Uses:

  • Hang from the ceiling of a classroom for a fun and colorful look.
  • Add a skewer to your paper hearts to create fancy cake toppers.
  • Staple to a bulletin board as instant Valentine decor.
  • String a bunch of these paper hearts together to make a mobile or garland. Fun!

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