February 12, 2014

How To Make A Simple Origami Heart



 
First, fold the (square) paper from corner to corner, twice. Do this so that there is a "+" sign in the middle.

 
Fold the top corner to where the folds intersect.

 
Fold the bottom corner up to the very top edge.

 
Lay the bottom edge against the middle fold and crease.

 
Lay the other bottom edge on the middle fold and crease. Flip the whole "heart" over.

 
Fold down each point on the top, and fold in the two on the sides. Flip over again.

 
Here is your completed heart.
 
 
I showed the children in my class once, and they have been folding hearts all week in anticipation of Friday's party. For Valentine's Day.
 
Third grade is the perfect age for getting excited about cards and hearts, chocolate and friendship. 
 
May you feel the same kind of joy.
 
 

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    1. Lookie here! After three years, I finally did it! Did you start with a square piece of paper? Mine wasn't quite square, but it worked. (First comment removed because of a bad link.)

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    2. Linda! You did it so perfectly! And, your beautiful heart makes me smile. All the time. xoxoxo

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  2. Ooooo that is easy! I might try it. Thank you!!!

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    1. I did it! It worked. :)

      https://twitter.com/TalesofWhimsy/status/434446248368562176/photo/1

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  3. Simply lovely! Your paper is perfect, too. It looks like a Japanese print.
    I tried it and actually made one! <3

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  4. I needed something to get excited about today, and this is it! I'll be making hearts when I get home tonight :)

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  5. That's so simple and cute. I am going to make a few with my daughter now.

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  6. So pretty! I like the paper selection too. Is it regular paper or specialty/origami paper? Your students must be having fun with this craft...

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  7. Lovely. Your children are so fortunate to have a devoted teacher like you. I'm sure you all will have a fun time. ;)

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  8. So simple! - I am hopeless with paper folding instructions, but I've nailed this one like a, er, third-grader. Hmmm. Now I know what I shall spend the day in the office doing tomorrow!

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  9. Oh how lovely and clever! I'll try that with my daughter. (Although I'll have to practise a LOT first!) Thank you!

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  10. How cute and easy. I bet I have some pretty paper at home, too.

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  11. the wonderful art of origami.

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  12. I love that they are making hearts and are excited about Valentine's Day - how sweet :)

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  13. Nice and simple. I bet the children loved it.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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