3D Paper Heart Sculptures

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We LOVE working with paper. Paper is inexpensive and something that most households and classrooms have. My kids can spend ours drawing, snipping and sticking. And we have recently fallen in love with Paper Toys and Origami for Kids! So, I absolutely adore todays 31 Days of Love guest project from Flash Bugs Studios, 3D Paper Heart Sculptures. A great STEAM activity for Valentines Day!

I’m super excited to collaborate with Red Ted Art again for this year’s 31 Days of Love series. My name is Marina and I blog over at Flash Bugs Studio, where I focus on help families and kids create awesome art projects. Stop on over and say ‘hello!’
Paper Heart Sculptures - a wonderful STEAM activity for Valentines

On top of blogging, I’m also a part-time art instructor at the local public school. This fall was my first time back in a classroom after 10 years at home. It’s been quite a transition! Overall, I’m thrilled for the opportunity to share the wonderful world of art with my students.

For this year’s 31 Days of Love challenge, we created a super easy and adorable paper heart sculpture. It’s a great project for early elementary aged children to develop their fine motor skills, learn about balance, and shape.

Paper Heart Sculptures Supply List

  • colorful construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scrap piece of cardboard (any size)
  • 1 piece of white construction paper

How to Make a Paper Heart Sculptures:Paper Heart Sculptures - Valentines Day Craft for Kids


  • Cut a piece of cardboard to any size smaller than A4 or smaller than 81/2″ x11″
  • Measure the white piece of construction paper to the size of the cardboard. Cut and then glue on top of the cardboard using a glue stick.
  • Cut strips of colorful construction paper into 1″ x 12″ strips. Then cut some more into 1″ x 6″ strips.


  • Make a heart shape by folding a strip in half and bending the two ends into each other. Glue the ends and press for 10 seconds. (I always tell my students to ‘count to ten in your head.’) Or… make a quill shaped heart by folding a strip in half, then roll each end towards the middle.


  • Use a glue stick to glue various shaped hearts on top of each other to create a unique sculpture.

Paper Heart Sculptures - a wonderful STEAM Activity for Valentines Day

Make sure the paper heart shapes are evenly distributed so the sculpture looks balanced and it doesn’t tip over!

You can make your own paper heart sculpture as big or as small as your want!

If you enjoyed this project from Flash Bugs Studios and want to see more, DO take a look at these GREAT arty projects for kids this Valentines Day!

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