Adorable Valentine's Day Idea for Your Kid's Lunchbox - Step By Step Instructions of How to Fold An Origami Heart That Can Hold A Note

Adorable Valentine's Day Idea for Your Kid's Lunchbox - Step By Step Instructions of How to Fold An Origami Heart That Can Hold A Note

Adorable Valentine's Day Idea for Your Kid's Lunchbox - Step By Step Instructions of How to Fold An Origami Heart That Can Hold A Note

By Yunyi Zhang, January 31, 2019
Folded origami paper heart with a hidden pocket for note

I can’t believe that we are already at the end of the first month of 2019! And (omg) , Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away! It’s so sweet seeing how excited little kids get when learning about the ‘Day of Love’.

Today, I’m going to show you a super simple and super adorable Valentine’s Day craft idea that will for sure win some hearts. ;)

You just need a piece of square red paper and about 5 minutes. Yep, I’m going to show you how to make an origami heart that can hold a note for your little sweetie.

Let’s get started!

Step One:

Fold the paper in half both vertically and horizontally. Unfold. Now you have two crease lines that form a “plus sign” on the paper.

Step Two:

Fold the bottom edge up to the horizontal center crease line. Turn the paper over, with the folded side on the top.

Step Three:

Fold the top two corners down toward the vertical center crease. Now you have a paper model shaped like a house. Turn it over again.

Step Four:

Fold the two sides of the ‘house’ to meet at the vertical center crease. Now you have a paper model that’s shaped like a rocket.

Step Five:

Fold the bottom two corners of the ‘rocket’ up toward the center crease line.

Step Six:

Fold the bottom tip up to meet the top tip. Now you have two bottom ‘pockets’ on your paper model.

Step Seven:

This is the only tricky step - but don’t worry, you can totally do it! Open up the two bottom pockets gently (notice you are getting a three-dimensional flap on each side). Now press down and fold the two flaps to form two triangles.

Step Eight:

Notice that you have a horizontal crease line on each of the two triangles you just folded in the last step. Fold the two bottom corners up to align with the said horizontal crease line. And yes, your paper model is starting to look like a heart. We’re almost done!

Step Nine:

Fold the two bottom points to the horizontal crease line mentioned in the last step. Then turn your paper model over. Voilà! There it is. You have just made an adorable origami heart! Notice the an opening in the center of the heart. It’s the perfect little pocket to put a little note.

Hope you enjoyed making your origami hearts! If you have any questions or comments, please leave me a note below. Oh, and please show me your origami hearts on Instagram (@ziraffe_store)! I’d love to see what you have created!

Xx, Yunyi

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