How to Cut Paper Heart Chains


Making a paper heart chain is an easy and fun craft that is perfect for Valentine's Day, a special anniversary or even a baby shower. Use them to decorate your home, classroom or workplace. Even children can do this craft with a little bit of assistance from a grown-up.

Easy paper heart chain
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For this project, all you need is an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of construction paper or tissue paper, a pair of scissors and a pencil. Tape is optional.

Supplies for the project
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Start by folding a piece of paper horizontally in half so the seam is at the bottom.

Fold the paper in half.
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Take the top half of the paper and fold it down so the top edge meets the bottom seam. Leave the bottom half of the paper unfolded.

Fold top half down to the bottom seam.
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Flip entire paper over and fold the remaining half of the paper down so the top edge meets the bottom seam, just like you did in step 2.

Turn the paper over and fold again.
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The entire piece should be in a horizontal accordion fold when finished.

The paper should now have an accordion fold.
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Accordion fold the paper strip into thirds so you end up with a square.

Fold the paper strip into thirds.
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Using a pencil, draw a heart on the square making sure the edges of the heart touch the folded edges of the square. This is to insure your hearts will be linked together when cut.

Draw a heart.
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Simply cut the heart out with scissors, making sure to leave the sides of the folded heart intact.

Cut the heart out.
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Open the paper to reveal three separate heart chains of four hearts each. Link the chains together with clear tape.

Link the heart chains with tape.
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