Teach your kids how to fold origami hearts for Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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Instead of the typical paper valentine, show your love with handmade origami hearts. It's easier than it sounds, and our simple tutorial will show you how.

Supplies:

Origami supplies

  • Origami paper

Directions:

Origami heart step 1

1. Fold the origami paper into quarters.

Origami heart step 2

2. Fold in the 2 sides so that they meet in the middle.

Origami heart step 3

3. Turn the paper over, then fold down the top 1/4 inch of the paper.

Origami heart step 4

4. Flatten out the fold, as shown.

Origami heart step 5

5. Fold in the 2 inside corners of the paper, as shown.

Origami heart step 6

6. Fold up the bottom half of the paper.

Origami heart step 7

7. Fold the edge of the paper back down so that it lines up with the crease.

Origami heart step 8

8. Fold up the 2 bottom corners of the paper to complete the heart design.

Origami heart

9. Now your origami heart is complete.

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