Intro: How to Make a Paper Heart
This instructable will show you how to make a paper shaped heart, using an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
Step 1: Your Sheet of Paper
Start with an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Any color will do.
Step 2: Fold Top Right Hand Corner
Fold top right hand corner, so that its edge aligns with the paper.
Step 3: Fold Top Left Hand Corner
Repeat previous step with left corner.
Step 4: Looks Like This
Your paper should look like this.
Step 5: Fold the Paper Back
Fold the paper back, at center crease.
Step 6: Creases Should Look Like This
Paper should have the following creases.
Step 7: Fold at the Center Crease
Fold at the center crease, pressing inward.
Step 8: Fold the Right Hand Corner Upward
Fold the right hand corner upward, aligning it with the top point (creating a diamond shape).
Step 9: Fold the Left Hand Corner Upward
Repeat previous step with the left hand corner, completing the diamond.
Step 10: Fold the Right Hand Side of the Paper
Fold the right hand side of the paper, aligning the edge with the bottom point of the diamond.
Step 11: Fold the Left
Fold the left hand side.
Step 12: Flip
Flip the paper over.
Step 13: Flip Back
Flip back approx. an inch and a half (1.5") of paper.
Step 14: Flip Down
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
Fold the bottom right hand corner, creating a triangle that aligns at the bottom center of the paper.
Step 16: Insert Triangle
Make sure you insert the triangle from the previous step in between the slot created by the larger triangle.
Step 17: Repeat
Repeat the previous two steps with the left bottom corner.
Step 18: Fold the Top Right Point
Fold the top right point toward the center right, to form the top shape of the heart.
Step 19: Insert the Remaining Paper
Insert the remaining paper inside the slot created by the larger triangle, to hold the top in place.
Step 20: Fold the Left
Fold the left hand side.
Step 21: Insert
Insert the remaining portion of the previous triangle into the slot created by the larger triangle.
Step 22: Done!
Flip the paper over, and will you look at that???
You have created a paper heart!
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