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This instructable will show you how to make a paper shaped heart, using an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.

 
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Step 1: Your Sheet of Paper

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Start with an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Any color will do.

Step 2: Fold top right hand corner

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Fold top right hand corner, so that its edge aligns with the paper.

Step 3: Fold top left hand corner

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Repeat previous step with left corner.

Step 4: Looks like this

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Your paper should look like this.

Step 5: Fold the paper back

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Fold the paper back, at center crease.

Step 6: Creases should look like this

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Paper should have the following creases.

Step 7: Fold at the center crease

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Fold at the center crease, pressing inward.

Step 8: Fold the right hand corner upward

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Fold the right hand corner upward, aligning it with the top point (creating a diamond shape).

Step 9: Fold the left hand corner upward

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Repeat previous step with the left hand corner, completing the diamond.

Step 10: Fold the right hand side of the paper

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Fold the right hand side of the paper, aligning the edge with the bottom point of the diamond.

Step 11: Fold the left

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Fold the left hand side.

Step 12: Flip

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Flip the paper over.

Step 13: Flip back

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Flip back approx. an inch and a half (1.5") of paper.

Step 14: Flip down

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Flip down the triangular section at the top, making sure it folds all the way, at the original crease.

Step 15: Fold the bottom right hand corner

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Fold the bottom right hand corner, creating a triangle that aligns at the bottom center of the paper.

Step 16: Insert triangle

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Make sure you insert the triangle from the previous step in between the slot created by the larger triangle.

Step 17: Repeat

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Repeat the previous two steps with the left bottom corner.

Step 18: Fold the top right point

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Fold the top right point toward the center right, to form the top shape of the heart.

Step 19: Insert the remaining paper

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Insert the remaining paper inside the slot created by the larger triangle, to hold the top in place.

Step 20: Fold the left

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Fold the left hand side.

Step 21: Insert

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Insert the remaining portion of the previous triangle into the slot created by the larger triangle.

Step 22: Done!

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Flip the paper over, and will you look at that???

You have created a paper heart!