When I was a teacher, the hardest teaching day of the year was surprisingly Valentines Day.  Your probably thinking, not Halloween? No, its actually not Halloween because the class party was always set at the end of the day and then kids went home with their sugar high. With Valentines Day, the party was always set in the morning, so the whole day the kids were wild and unfocused. The culprit? All. That. Sugar.

So this got me thinking and I came up with the cutest, Sugar free, adorable Valentine that kids can EASILY make. The origami heart is super easy to make and takes no more then 2 mins per heart. They are great because they have a little pocket in them where kids can place sweet notes or homemade gifts, like friendship bracelets.

The materials you need are any color light cardstock and scissors. Here are the directions to make these super ute and easy origami hearts.

Step 1:

Get a piece of paper and cut it to be 4in x 6in.

Step 2:

Fold the paper in half, vertically or in kid language, hot dog fold.

Step 3:

Take your scissors and round one end of the paper.

Step 4:

Unfold the paper and then fold the bottom half of the paper up until only the top of the heart is showing, like below.

Step 5:

Fold the corner up on each side, so that they meet perfectly in the middle.


Step 6:

Fold down the small flap of paper left over at the top to finish making the "pocket."

Step 7:

There is a little bit of paper hanging over on each side, tuck the little bit hanging over up under the fold, like below.

Step 8:

Fill the little pocket with any sweet words or gifts you please. You can also decorate the front of the heart however you or your child chooses.

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