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Fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

I am so ready for something to celebrate and bring some colour into our lives again! I always find January a difficult month so have been eagerly looking for signs of Spring. this week we’ve spotted catkins in the trees, snowdrops on the ground and the bunches of daffodils I bought have been blooming with colour.

Next month we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and I couldn’t resist a few crafts with my children. My son adores the art of origami and had so much fun making a bunch of Valentine paper heart origami bookmarks. These are easy to make and a lovely practical gift. You can easily decorate and give as a personalised gift this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark supplies:

Origami Craft Paper

Scissors

Pencil

Ruler

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Take a piece of origami craft paper, or cut out a square piece of paper for your Origami Heart Bookmark.

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Fold the paper into a triangle.

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Then again, fold the triangle in half.

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Open up the fold it will create a vertical crease on the middle.

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Now, take the right corner of the triangle and bring down do the end of the crease aligned with the vertical line.

How to fold a Valentine paper heart origami bookmark

Similarly, bring the left corner of the triangle downwards.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Now open up the folds again.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Take the top part of the triangle and bring it upwards.

Fold it along with the creases.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Fold back the right and left corners.

Trim the edges of the points.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Now take the left portion, and fold it inwards.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Similarly, fold the right part as well.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Draw a heart shape on the bookmark, then cut it along the lines to finish making your heart bookmark.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

Although there are a few steps to go through, once you have made one you won’t be able to stop making these Valentine paper heart origami bookmarks. Make them in every colour you can and slip them over the corner of the page to keep your place.

Valentine paper heart origami bookmark craft

2 Comments

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    Jenni
    February 2, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    This is so cute! I’ll try this with my son, he’s always asking me to do origami and I keep messing it up

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    Nick
    February 3, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Nice idea! Origami is a great pastime for lockdown, and this looks an easy project anyone should be able to tackle.

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