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Craft a beautiful heart masterpiece using paper strips and our free printable Heart Template. This Zig Zag Paper Heart Craft is enchanting and surprisingly simple to make!
Although you might think little ones can’t make this craft, with some guidance, they can not only complete it but also have fun in creating the patterns. Furthermore, it offers an excellent opportunity to enhance their fine motor skills.
Let me walk you through how to create this Paper Heart Craft.
For More Paper Heart Craft, Check out our Valentine’s Craft ideas!
Materials Needed for Making Zig Zag Paper Heart Craft:
- Heart Craft Template (Download at the end of the post)
- Construction paper
- Paper Cutter or Scissor
- Glue Stick
Step-by-Step Instructions to Make the Zig Zag Paper Heart Craft:
Begin by creating paper strips for the craft. Use a paper trimmer to cut strips that are 1cm wide. If using scissors, take note that it may take more time.
Alternatively, you can purchase a pack of pre-cut paper strips for convenience.
Download the free heart template provided at the end of the post and print it on 120 GSM paper. Each page contains two heart templates. Cut the page in half and start with one template.
The heart template includes horizontal reference lines, serving as a guide for creating the zig-zag pattern. Apply glue to the top segment and start sticking the paper in a zig-zag fashion, folding the strip between the lines.
Once you reach the end, trim any excess paper.
Repeat the process for the next segment. With practice, children can easily master this folding style, which helps enhance fine motor skills.
Continue folding and Sticking the paper strips until the entire heart is covered.
Now, cut the heart out. The base outline may be slightly visible through the paper. You can also flip the paper over and cut along the heart outline seen from the backside.
Your zig-zag paper heart is complete.
Our 6-year-old daughter enjoyed making it with me and adores the results. She even made a lovely greeting card with it. Trust me, it’s worth saving to enjoy with your little ones.
Create as many hearts as needed for decoration or as gifts. Feel free to let us know if you enjoy this craft idea. Save this blog for future reference.
More Zig Zag Paper Craft to try
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More Paper Heart Crafts for kids
- Paper Weaving Heart Craft
- Symmetrically Painted Heart Craft
- Paper Strip heart Craft for kids
- Torn Paper Heart Craft
Download the Heart Craft Template
Click on the link below to download the Heart Craft Template in PDF Version.
Note: These are only for Personal and Single classroom use!