Learn how to make an Origami Heart with these easy step by step instructions. This is such a simple DIY but tons of fun and the perfect activity for the kiddos.

3 Red Origami Hearts

How to make an Origami Heart

Grab some paper and get started today making this cute origami heart. We love origami and it makes for such an easy activity. It is perfect for rainy days or when it is too hot outside to play.

We recently made this  Origami Cube and the kids really enjoyed it. I thought I would try making an origami heart and everyone had a blast.

4 Origami Red Paper Hearts

You do not have to spend tons of money or time for activities to be fun. This is a great example of an activity that utilizes things around the house.

3 Origami Red Paper Hearts

Let’s make an origami heart!

3 Red pieces of square paper with a ruler

Supplies for diy origami heart:

  • Paper cut into a square.  Any size will work but you need to start with a square.  Ours measure 14 cm X 14 cm for these hearts.
1 sheet of red square paper

How to fold an origami heart:

  • Step 1: Start to fold to the bottom of the paper to the top of the paper and crease the fold.  Then undo this fold.
The paper folded in half
  • Step 2: Fold the right side of the paper to the left side of the paper and crease the fold.  Then undo this fold.  You should have a crease cross shape on your paper from these folds.
The paper fold in half in the opposite direction
  • Step 3: Fold the bottom of the paper to the center fold and crease this folder.  Flip the paper over.
The bottom folded the bottom of the paper to the center fold and crease this folder.
The bottom folded the bottom of the paper to the center fold and crease this folder.
  • Fold the bottom right corner of the paper to the center crease diagonally.
The bottom right corner of the paper folded to the center crease diagonally.
  • Step 5: Fold the bottom left corner of the paper to the center crease diagonally as well.
The bottom left corner of the paper folded to the center crease diagonally.
  • Step 6: Fold the bottom and flip the paper over again.  There should be a small triangle pocket visible at the bottom of your paper.
The other side of the paper with a small triangle at the bottom
  • Fold the right side of the paper to the center crease.
The right side of the paper folded to the center
  • Step 8: Then fold the left side of the paper to the center crease as well.
The left side of the paper folded to the center
  • Fold the top right corner to the center crease diagonally and crease this fold.
The right corner of the paper folded to the center creased diagonally.
  • Step 10: Fold the top left corner to the center crease diagonally as well and crease this fold.
The left corner of the paper folded to the center creased diagonally.
  • Bring the top triangle down and insert it into the bottom triangle pocket gently.
Folding the paper in half bringing the top triangle toward the bottom
The top of the triangle being tucked into the bottom part of the triangle
  • Step 12: Then flatten the top section of the heart.
The back of the heart showing the flatten the top section of the heart.
  • Fold the top left corner of the paper in diagonally to the side of the sideways triangle.
The back of the origami heart showing the fold the top left corner of the paper in diagonally to the side of the sideways triangle.
  • Step 14: Fold the top right corner of the paper in diagonally to the side of the opposite sideways triangle.
The back of the heart showing the corners being folded in
  • Fold the top 2 points of the heart down slightly to finish your origami heart!
The back of the heart showing the points folded down.
The back of the heart showing the points folded down.
Close up of a red origami heart

Now you know How to make an Origami Heart.

Try this easy origami heart craft.

You really can try this easy DIY anytime you want since the supplies are so minimal. You just need a sheet of paper to get started making paper hearts.

 

Print the instructions here:

How to make an Origami Heart

How to make an Origami Heart with easy step by step instructions. This is such a simple DIY but tons of fun and a great activity for the kids.
Active Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: How to make an Origami Heart
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Materials

  • Paper any color will work, cut into a square

Instructions

  • Start to fold to the bottom of the paper to the top of the paper and crease the fold.  Then undo this fold.
  • Fold the right side of the paper to the left side of the paper and crease the fold.  Then undo this fold.  You should have a crease cross shape on your paper from these folds
  • Fold the bottom of the paper to the center fold and crease this folder.  Flip the paper over.
  • Fold the bottom right corner of the paper to the center crease diagonally.
  • Fold the bottom left corner of the paper to the center crease diagonally as well.
  • Fold the bottom and flip the paper over again.  There should be a small triangle pocket visible at the bottom of your paper.
  • Fold the right side of the paper to the center crease.
  • Then fold the left side of the paper to the center crease as well.
  • Fold the top right corner to the center crease diagonally and crease this fold.
  • Fold the top left corner to the center crease diagonally as well and crease this fold.
  • Bring the top triangle down and insert it into the bottom triangle pocket gently.
  • Then flatten the top section of the heart.
  • Fold the top left corner of the paper in diagonally to the side of the sideways triangle.
  • Fold the top right corner of the paper in diagonally to the side of the opposite sideways triangle.
  • Fold the top 2 points of the heart down slightly to finish your origami heart!

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