Lets’ make a heart out of paper. Once done it will fit into an envelope and can be delivered to someone you love, or like very much. It can also be used as decoration. With this project, you will need… Well … just a piece of paper 12cm X 12cm or 5″ X 5″ and five minutes to complete the task, so even with procrastination time constraints, anyone can do it!
What type of paper do you need to make your heart?
Generally, a square or a rectangle is best for most models and this is the case here in this tutorial. To make a square, simply cut a sheet in half, both ways (perpendicular to the grain). You can get away with using thinner paper if you are folding smaller models and need it to be lighter, but larger files require thicker paper so your fingers don’t break through when folding. To get started with origami, I recommend practicing on printer paper or copy paper. For multiple sheets that must be folded at once (like for boats), consider using wrapping paper or tissue paper that’s thick enough not to tear easily. I recommend using paper made especially for origami because it lasts longer and there are many colors available.
Make sure to check my other origami video tutorial:
- How to Make a Kite Out of Paper?
- How to Make a fidget toy out of paper?
- How to Make a boat out of paper?
- How to make flowers out of tissue paper?
- How to make dice out of paper?
- How to make a puppet out of paper?
- How to make a spider out of paper?
- How to Make a Snowflake with Paper and Scissors?
How do you make a simple heart out of paper step by step?
Step 1: This is the front of the paper. paper size 12x12cm (5″ X 5″) or you can choose any size as long as it is square.
Step 2: Fold the right edge of the paper over to the left.
Step 3: Unfold the previous step.
Step 4: Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the top edge.
Step 5: Unfold the previous step.
Step 6: Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the central crease.
Step 7: Flip the paper over to the other side, from left to right.
Step 8: Fold the bottom right corner diagonally up to the left, aligning it with the vertical crease.
Step 9: Fold the bottom left corner diagonally up to the right, aligning it with the vertical crease.
Step 10: Flip the paper over to the other side, from left to right.
Step 11: Fold the left and right edges to meet in the middle.
Step 12: Fold the top left and right corners diagonally inwards.
Step 13: Insert the top point inside the lower pocket.
Step 14: Flatten the top section of the heart.
Step 15: Fold the top left and right corners diagonally inwards.
Step 16: Fold the two top points of the heart down a little.
Step 17: Flip the paper over to see your completed heart!