Origami Heart How-To

Origami heart cards are simple to make and a great exercise in origami folding. Plus, a message can be slipped into the back to show off how much you care!

1. Place a 6" x 6" square of origami paper colored-side down. Fold paper in half on the diagonal, bringing top corner to bottom one. Unfold. Fold in half again, bringing right corner to left one. Unfold.

Origami fold two
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2. Fold top point of paper to meet center crease.

Origami fold three
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3. Fold bottom point up to meet top fold.

Origami fold four
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4. Fold right side up diagonally to align with center.

Origami fold five
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5. Repeat on left side to meet center crease.

Origami fold six
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6. Flip over folded paper; fold side and top points in 1/2".

Finished origami heart
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7. Flip over and insert a slip of paper with a message into pocket of heart.

Originally published in the February 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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