Fold Your Heart Out!
Posted on: February 8, 2023
Nothing says “I love you” like a gift from the heart. Show your love this Valentine’s Day with Origami Hearts. In the art of paper folding, “Origami” (meaning oru [“to fold”] and kami [“paper”]) the goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. But, it can also be used in gift-giving: tuck tiny candies (like cinnamon hearts, from Rexall) or a special little love note inside. In Japan, the first kindergarten was established in 1875, and origami was promoted as part of early childhood education. So, pick up some colourful paper from Dollarama and give this a try with the little ones!
Supplies and Tools:
Sheets of square paper, ideally 6×6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
- Fold the paper in half along both diagonals, with creases in the shape of the letter “X”, then open the paper back up.
- Lay the paper flat and rotate the it until one of the corners points upwards.
- Fold the top corner down until it meets the center of the paper (the center of the “X”).
- Fold the bottom corner up to the top fold.
- Fold the right side upwards, until the right edge meets the middle vertical crease.
- Do the same with the left side. Your basic heart shape should develop.
- Flip the paper over and fold the top two pointed corners down in half to meet the line.
- Fold in the lateral corners on the left and right sides, the same size as the top two corners.
Here is a video tutorial from Easy Origami to follow as well.
And voila! That’s it. Share the love by tagging your Origami Hearts with us at @cloverdalemall on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
~Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator