Visual Instructions for Origami Hearts

Making Simple Origami Hearts

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Learning how to make origami hearts is a great first project for the novice paper folder. With just a few simple folds, you can create a beautiful heart that is sure to please your family and friends.

Step 1

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To begin, place your square origami paper face down. Fold the paper from corner to corner to form a triangle. Unfold the paper, then repeat in the other direction. When the paper is unfolded again, it will be divided into four triangular sections.

Step 2

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Fold the top corner to the center where the creases meet.

Step 3

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Bring the bottom corner to the top edge of the paper.

Step 4

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Fold the left side up at an angle to the middle crease. Repeat with the right side, taking care to make your creases as sharp as possible.

Step 5

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Flip the paper over. Fold the two top corners and the two side corners to the back.

The Finished Origami Heart

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Flip the paper over again to reveal your completed origami heart. Use it as a Valentine's Day decoration or as an embellishment for a handmade greeting card.

More simple origami projects to make include origami boxes and origami envelopes.

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