Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Origami Hearts

This week we exchanged names for our secret sisters for camp. I thought it would be fun to take the surveys they each filled out and fold them into cute little heart shaped figures. Each flag protruding from the heart had the name of the girl who filled out the survey so that they could quickly make sure they hadn't pulled their own name without having to unfold the whole paper. I thought it was a fun effect.

Here is a quick look at how to fold your paper:

Start by creating a diagonal from one corner matching up sides of the paper. Open it back up.

Repeat for the other side. 

Flip your paper over and fold the X in half.

Flip it over and it should look like the first figure. Push the creases in to create a triangle.

Fold up the left bottom point of the triangle to the center top of the triangle. Repeat on the other side.

Now fold in the sides flush with the center line of the triangles you just folded up.

Flip your paper over and fold up the bottom to meet the "roof line" of the house shaped paper.

Fold down the triangle. Create the heart shape by folding down the remaining triangles. This part is not very exact. The only thing you have to do is make sure you leave enough of a tail to tuck it inside the folds of the triangles you just folded down.

 Repeat for the other side. Fold up the bottoms to create the shape of the bottom of the heart and tuck them into the folds.

This is what your heart will look like from the back and the front.


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