12 x 18 piece of construction for large heart
glue or stapler
To make it easy to center the heart at the top, I fold the construction paper in half, and make a very small crease in the corner.
Lightly draw a line in the crease, and draw the heart shape that you want to cut out.
Next, fold the bottom of the construction paper almost in half. A very small part of the heart should be showing.
Next, you want to fold both of the edges to the center. Once again, to make sure I have it centered correctly, I always make another small crease at the bottom center. Fold the corner of the heart to the center, and repeat on the other side. It should look like the photo below.
Once both sides are folded to the center, either staple or glue the pieces down. A stapler is so much faster and easier. The staples will be covered by the folded piece of paper.
The last step is to fold the small remaining piece of paper down. This piece can also be stapled if you are going to be decorating over it.
I made the smaller hearts the exact same way, except you have to adjust the length of the paper. Cut the desired size you want to make, and follow the same steps.
Now it's time for the fun part of the project. Time to decorate. At school, my students cut out construction paper hearts and glue them on the hearts. You can use stickers, appliques, yarn, etc.
Here is a heart attached to a skewer and stuck in a covered coffee can. I have used these at parties to hold plastic utensils and napkins. Leave the plastic lid on the coffee can, and stick the skewer through the lid to hold it in place.
A few fun uses for the paper heart holder:
* Add to a poster board and use as a Valentine's Day countdown
*Hang on a door knob as a flower holder
*Fill it full of goodies for your favorite Valentine
*Small hearts are great for table place cards
*Fill with candy for party favors
These are just a few ideas, but there are so many ways to get creative with these easy to make hearts. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I so appreciate it. Have a wonderful week, friends!