DLTK's Crafts for Kids


DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Origami Heart with Pocket

You can slip a note, candy cane, stick of gum or other thin object into these cute little origami hearts and give them to a good friend.  Although not strictly allowed in origami, if you're inserting something heavy you might want to use a bit of tape or glue to make sure your heart doesn't break (no pun intended *grin*)

If you have trouble with the instructions, try reading through the basic origami instructions section.

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Valley fold paper from corner to corner, making a triangle.
  • Valley fold the triangle from corner to corner, making a smaller triangle.
  • Unfold everything -- you'll have a square of paper with an X crease.
  • Valley fold the bottom edge up to the top.
  • Valley fold the left edge over to the right.
  • Unfold everything -- you'll have a square of paper with an astrix crease.  To make this a bit easier, flip your paper over and refold everything so your folds crease both ways.
  • Valley fold paper from corner to corner, making a triangle.   (I know, we've done this before *grin*)
  • Repeat the process on the other side 
  • When you look at it from the front it looks like a diamond with a crease in the center.  The opening should be at the top of the project.
  • Valley fold the top layer of paper down.
  • Flip over.
  • Valley fold the top layer of paper down.
  • Valley fold the two points at an angle so they form little triangles who's edges match the edge of the previous fold
  • Valley fold the tips of the triangle down.
  • Valley fold the side points of the heart inward.
  • Optional:  apply a bit of glue or tape to the last 4 folds (the 2 tips and 2 points) -- strictly speaking, this isn't allowed in origami, but it will make your project sturdy enough to slip candy into your pocket.
  • Flip your heart over and pull open the little pocket in the front if you would like to slip in a note, stick of gum or small candy!
     
    (Click here to see a big photo of this step -- close photo window when done viewing to return here)

 

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