It’s that time of the year again. The temperature is dropping, the sun is going down earlier, and we’re spending even more time inside! Fear not, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep your little ones occupied! 

If you've been searching for crafts projects that will help keep your children busy (and happy), you've come to the right place for help. Today we’ll be teaching you how to make a  paper heart at home!

After all, nothing puts a smile on your face faster than little ones working hard on DIY crafts you can use to decorate your home. Keeping reading to get the inside scoop.

 

Step 1

You'll need to start with a standard 8.5" x 11 sheet of paper and fold the top right-hand corner. Make sure that the folded edge aligns with the paper.

Now repeat the previous step, folding the left corner to match the right side. Once both upper corners have been folded, open the paper so that you can see that an X has formed. 

You're now ready to fold the paper at the center crease to create a horizontal line. Open the paper and fold at the center crease, then press inward. The result should resemble a house with a diamond shape at the top middle.

 

Step 2

Next, fold the right-hand side of the paper, aligning the upper edge with the bottom point of the diamond. Repeat on the left-hand side, and then flip the paper over.

Now, fold up 1.5" of the bottom edge of the paper while flipping down the triangular section from the top so that the point meets the edge of the lower flap. 

 

Step 3

Take the bottom right-hand corner and fold it so that it creates a triangle that aligns with the bottom center of the paper, inserting the corner into the right side of the triable.

At this point, it's important to make sure that the folds have indeed created a slot inside the larger triangle. Otherwise, you'll have nowhere to tuck the corner flap. Repeat on the left-hand side.

 

Step 4

Now your paper should be pointed at the top and bottom, with flat sides. Go ahead and fold over the top right point, tucking the remaining flap into the right-hand slot. This will form the top shape of the heart. Then repeat this step on the left-hand side.

 

Step 5

Once everything has been properly folded and tucked, gently smooth down the entire heat with your hand. When the heart is nice and flap, flip it over so that you can see the completed paper heart. Keep in mind that it might take a few tries for your children to get it just right, but that's fine because practice makes perfect!

 

Arts and craft activities for kids

Finding fun indoor activities for children can be challenging — but we hope this guide to making paper heart crafts will help! After you finish this, maybe you can make slime from scratch? Or more paper crafts! If your children are loving craft projects, consider signing them up for a virtual art class. give them something to look forward to this winter.