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How to make a paper fan love heart – a super easy Valentine’s Day craft idea for kids to make.

We just love these little paper fan love hearts. They’re a really simple and quick kids craft for Valentine’s Day or any day! Love just isn’t a one day a year thing right?!

We’ll show you how to make gorgeous paper fan love hearts and they take only minutes to make and look so pretty.

This is a great Valentine’s Day craft for kids, even little children because it’s a great chance to practice their fine motor skills.

They’re even nice enough to arrange in a frame and hang on the wall as art, especially if you use different colours and textures.

What you need to make paper fan love hearts

  • sheets of A4 paper in different colours (textures too if you like)
  • pencil or pen for drawing heart shapes
  • scissors for cutting the heart shapes out

How to make a paper fan love heart

image instructions for making a paper fan love heart
  • Fold a sheet of A4 paper into half.
  • Draw half a heart on one side of the paper using a pencil- make sure you use the folded edge as the centre line of the heart shape.
  • Cut the heart shape out using scissors
  • Open up the heart shape
  • Fold the heart shape in a concertina – making sure you use small folds angled towards the bottom point of the heart shape.
  • When the heart is totally folded – press tightly along the folded edges to really make sure the paper creases stay in.
  • Open up the fan and use in your craft as you like.

How to display your kids paper fan heart art

The fans look lovely mounted in a frame in kids bedrooms. You could also decorate your hearts before folding into fan shapes. The heart fans also make a pretty addition to a homemade Valentine’s Day card.

Loads more ideas for family celebrations here!

More Valentine’s crafts for kids

  • Paper Love Heart Tree – just the sweetest Valentine’s Day craft for kids – tie this into a gratitude activity and write a little gratitude on the back of each paper love heart.
  • Fairy Bread – children just love to make these sweet little heart shaped fairy bread sandwiches.

Instructions for our easy kids Valentine’s Day craft

Yield: Makes 6

How to make a paper fan love heart

How to make a paper fan love heart - a super easy Valentine's Day craft idea for kids to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Less than £1

Materials

  • 6 A4 sheets of coloured or decorative paper 

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Fold an A4 sheet of paper into half.
  2. Draw half a heart on one of the folded sides (make sure the centre of your heart is along the folded line)
  3. Cut the heart out using scissors
  4. Open up the heart shape
  5. Fold the heart shape in a concertina - use small folds and angled towards the base of the heart.
  6. When the heart is totally folded - press it all down tightly on a table to really get the paper folds to stay in.
  7. Open up the fan and use

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