Learn how to make easy origami hearts with this step by step tutorial. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take up a new hobby and try your hand at this ancient paper folding art. This project is perfect for beginners and all age groups. Make a special heart for your loved ones or use them to decorate your home.
How do you make a simple origami heart?
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Ori meaning “folding”, and gami meaning “paper”. If you are new to origami then this heart is a great one to start with. It’s so easy my seven year old daughter was able to help make them.
Valentines Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a fun and easy origami heart tutorial. You can use these hearts as the base for other crafts or just use them on their own as decoration! It doesn’t matter what size paper you use as long as it’s square.
Supplies needed to make an easy origami heart
- Origami paper- I like this pack.
- Tape (optional- you can use it to secure the folded flaps if you like.
You don’t need special origami paper. Any square paper will do. Origami paper is nice and thin which makes it ideal for folding so if you can get your hands on some I would recommend using it instead of regular construction paper.
Directions for folding an origami heart
Follow these directions and photos step by step to make a heart out of paper.
Take a sheet of paper and fold it diagonally both ways. Unfold and flatten the paper. Flip it over.
Fold up the bottom corner to the center of the paper. Rotate the paper 180 degrees and fold the bottom corner all the way up to the top.
Take the bottom corners and fold them up to the center. It will now start to resemble a heart. Flip the paper over.
Fold all the pointy corners inward except for the bottom.
You could write a message to the back of the paper before folding them up or string a bunch of them together to make a garland. What about making giant hearts and putting them up on the walls as decoration?! There’s lots of possibilities with these hearts! Happy folding!