3D Paper Heart – Valentine’s Day Craft & Decoration

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I’m thrilled to be with you guys today as part of the 31 Days of Love Series on Red Ted Art! My name is Ana and I’m a blogger at www.babbledabbledo.com where I focus on art, design, science, and engineering for kids along with my passion for paper projects.  I also am a bit of You Tube fanatic like Maggy so I’d love to see you on You Tube as well! See Babble Dabble Do on You Tube. We love these gorgeous 3d Paper Hearts – the perfect Valentines Day Decoration! 3D Paper Heart - Valentine's Day Craft & Decoration. These 3D Paper Hearts are super fun and easy to make. They are beautiful Heart Decorations for Valentines, but also the Christmas tree! #ornaments #papercrafts #paperornaments #3d #3dhearts #hearts #valentines #valentinesdecor

 

Today I’m sharing with you how to make 3D Paper Heart, a simple Valentine’s Day craft you can personalize by decorating the paper with your own designs. And be sure to check out our list of ideas for how to use these after the tutorial. 

3D PAPER HEART

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (3)

Materials for your 3D Paper Heart

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (2)

  • Template —-> click  here <—–
  • Cardstock (you can use regular paper but cardstock is preferred for durability)
  • Scissors
  • Paint, crayons, markers, etc.
  • Stapler
  • String optional

Instructions for your 3D Paper Heart

Step One Print the Free Heart template.

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (7)

Step Two Decorate the front of the hearts as desired.

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (6)

Step Three Turn paper over and trace the hearts onto the back of the template using a pencil. TIP: If you hold the template up to a window you can easily see and trace the hearts from the front of the template.

Step Four Fold the template in half and then fold in half again.

Step Five Cut out the hearts while the paper is folded.

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (5)

Step Six Gather the hearts in a stack and staple them along the center fold.

Step Seven Gently fan out each of the sides to create a 3 dimensional shaped heart.

If desired tape or glue a looped string along the center to hang them.

How to make 3D Paper Hearts - these are adorable and are a perfect decoration all year round - but especially for Valentine's Day and Christmas. (4)

Ideas for using your 3D paper hearts:

  • Give them out as Valentine’s cards with messages written in each of the folds.
  • Hang them from a houseplant like you would ornaments.
  • Attach them to a long string to make a garland
  • Glue them on bamboo skewers to make cake toppers
  • Add them to a mobile.

For more fun with paper check out our:

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Paper Toys Play Pack,

Paper Pulp Pendants

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Looking for Valentines Decorations – take a peak here:

25 Valentine's Day Decoration Ideas for you and the kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

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