Heart’s from Paper Strips
February 5th, 2011 by Craftylocks

You only need thin strips of paper to make these heart shapes for hanging.

Another easy paper craft for children, and perfect for Valentines day decorations! You just need some string, a stapler and strips of paper – any width or length is fine – as long as you have two pieces the same length.


Tie a knot in one end of the string and staple it between two pieces of paper. I was trying to work out how to explain on which side you should place the knot, the best I can put it is to have the knot sitting on the edge of the paper – read the next step and hopefully it makes sense


Bend the two pieces of paper away from the staple and staple them together again where they meet as pictured. The heart will now hang from the string, as long as the knot is sitting on the correct side of the staple.


Make lots of these easy heart shapes and …


… use them to make a mobile for Valentines day.


I wanted to keep the craft as simple as possible, but if your children want to try another step, you can also make them with multiple strips of paper on each heart.

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February 27th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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creativejewishmom/Sara writes:
February 8th, 2011 at 5:17 am

Hi Sarah, great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope all is well and thanks for sharing…I love these hearts for any time!

Love Another Other writes:
February 7th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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Deb Chitwood @ Living Montessori Now writes:
February 7th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love paper-strip hearts – they’re simple, attractive, and help develop coordination! Thanks for sharing the photos and directions. I featured your post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/02/07/activity-of-the-week-turning-valentine-crafts-into-montessori-oriented-activities/

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February 7th, 2011 at 5:30 am

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Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids writes:
February 6th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

If it is okay, I have linked this to my blog on Valentine activities at http://www.creativeconnectionsforkids.com
Love it!
Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids

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