Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea: Make 3D Paper Hearts!

Last Updated on January 13, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Decorating for Valentines Day doesn’t have to be complicated.  A glass bowl with candy hearts, a Valentines Day paper craft or two, a red heart drawn on the bathroom mirror with chalk paint.  Simple Valentines Day ideas add whimsy to your house without a lot of time, money, or over the top decorating. This paper heart is craft for adults or older children and probably not toddlers or preschoolers. 

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3D Valentine's Day Paper Heart Craft

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While I am not running out to Target to buy heart covered shower curtains or Cupid decorated plates, I do like to find an easy Valentines Day craft or two just for fun.  A few weeks ago I purchased some  Valentines Day scrapbook paper and have been trying to decide what to do with it. 

I came across an easy Valentines Day craft idea on Pinterest that I thought would be simple enough for even my ‘uncrafty’ self to accomplish!  All you need is a few simple supplies that can all be found online or at your local craft store. 

It takes only minutes to make each of these 3 dimensional hearts and you can make them whatever size you want.  Make several different sizes and string them up in your window for a simple Valentines Day mobile!

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This easy Valentines Day craft idea is fun for both adults and kids. 3 Dimensional paper hearts make a simple Valentines Day decor idea that will bring a bit of whimsy into your house!

Supplies for this Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea:

You really don’t need much for these 3 D paper hearts.  

  • Valentines Day scrap paper or any kind of white/pink/red paper that you have decorated
  • Single hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Yarn, string, thread or ribbon for hanging

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea

How do you make a simple paper heart for Valentines Day

Learning how to make a paper heart is easy with these simple steps.  No complicated folding, no frustrating origami, and no throwing out dozens of weirdly shaped Valentine’s Day crafts that look nothing like hearts! Here goes:

Directions for making 3D hearts:

Fold several pieces of scrap book paper in half and cut out HALF a heart shape.  Starting on the fold, cut a shape that resembles half a heart as shown below.  When you unfold the paper, you will have a symmetrical heart shape.

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea for Kids

Open up each heart.  You will need 3 to 6 hearts shapes for each 3 dimensional shape you want to make, depending on how you want it to look. Fold the hearts in half again, making sure the part you want to ‘see’ is on the inside.

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea with Paper

Glue the back pieces of the hearts together….one half of one heart will be glued to one half of the other heart until all your heart shapes are used. Let  them dry.  Use a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the 3D heart

Easy Valentines Day Craft for Adults

Now hang your paper heart! Thread your ribbon through the heart and your easy Valentine’s Day craft is done!  Hang it up and enjoy! Do you have an easy Valentines Day craft on your to do list this week?

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  1. Those look so easy to make. I love crafts like this that I can show to my girls and just let them do it on their own!
  2. That is so cute! I love adding accents around my home for special holidays and this is perfect!
  3. This is so cute! I need to do this to decorate for my kid's Valentine party.
  4. Those are really pretty! I'd love to hang them in the entry way to the living room. I miss decorating for all the holidays, I used to do it year-round.

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