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How To Make Paper Hearts For Valentine's Day
Ah, can you smell that?
I was always that geeky kid that danced a jig when it was arts & crafts time at school. Well, I danced inside my head, I was too shy to do it anywhere else!
Just smelling Elmer's glue brings back so many memories. Popsicle sticks and construction paper. Glitter and fuzzy pom-poms. Crayons and markers. My friends sitting beside me giggling. Betty Lou with her pretty blue hair and Tommy the no-tail unicorn. The time I sniffed too much glue and started hallucinating. Ah, good times.
Anyway, getting back to the present. These paper hearts are very easy to make. I made a bunch and just turned them into an art project, but you could probably string some together and make garland. You could use them for many things, just use your imagination!
I've included a tutorial. The photos are not perfect, but I hope you get the idea between them and the directions. These are not complicated at all! Have fun!
Let's make some groovy hearts!
- Construction paper
- tape, glue, or stapler(I used staples)
- pen(I used a Sharpie)
- Cut construction paper into 1/2 inch strips.
- Draw or doodle on strips. You can also leave them plain.
- Fold strip over so that both ends meet.
- Fold over about 1/4 inch at end.
- While holding the 1/4 inch end in one hand, push the middle of the loop down with other hand and down into the fold.
- Secure with glue, tape, or staples. (I found that staples are much easier and you can make them faster, too!)
- Shape sides with fingers.
- Voilà! A construction paper heart!
About my arts & crafts project
I wanted to do something with all those little hearts I made so I decided to make a wall hanging for my living room. Instead of buying a canvas, I usually make my own with cardboard and newspaper. The cardboard gives me something substantial to build on and the newspaper adds texture. So, this is cardboard, newspaper, acrylic paint, Mod Podge, and paper hearts! It's ready to hang! What do you think?