Origami Heart How-To

Simple steps will have you sharing heartfelt messages in no time.

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! These are perfect additions to lunchboxes any time of year.

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

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

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

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

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

Origami fold six
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6. Flip over the 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 the pocket of the heart.

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