How to Make Gum Wrapper Hearts

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Gum wrappers usually end up in the trash, but they don't have to. If you are an avid gum chewer and like to save those colorful wrappers for crafts, try making them into origami hearts. You can give them away to a secret crush or attach them to greeting cards and scrapbooks. Stick the gum in your mouth and get started on your wrapper hearts.

Gum wrapper hearts are a fun crafts project for kids.
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Things You'll Need

  • Gum wrapper
Step 1

Remove the gum from the wrapper and unfold. Lay the wrapper on a flat surface and smooth it out with your hand.

Smooth out the wrapper.
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Step 2

Lay the paper down vertically and fold it in half. Your crease should be horizontal and the inside of the wrapper should be on the inside of the fold.

Fold wrapper in half vertically.
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Step 3

Fold the wrapper in half again, but this time the other way to create a vertical crease and open it back up. Don't undo the first fold, just the second.

Fold the wrapper in half again.
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Step 4

Flip the wrapper upside down so the opening is now at the top.

Opening should be at the top.
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Step 5

Fold the top two corners down to the inner crease to create a point. It should now look like a house.

Fold down top two corners to create a point.
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Step 6

Flip the wrapper back over so the point is now at the bottom. Fold the two top corners just slightly in.

Fold in opposite corners.
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Step 7

Tear along the crease from the top about half an inch.

Tear along top crease.
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Step 8

Fold the two flaps in to create the top "V" of the heart.

Fold in flaps to create a "V" shape.
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Step 9

Fold the two points of the heart down to create a smooth shape on top.

Smooth out the heart on top.
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Step 10

Fold the sides of the heart in to hide the ridges of the gum wrapper.

Smooth ridges of the wrapper.
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Step 11

Flip over and you've got a gum wrapper heart!

It's easy to create a charming gum wrapper heart.
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