Learn to Make Folded Paper Hearts for Valentine’s Day

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Learn to Make Folded Paper Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is popular worldwide as a day to express one’s love for that special someone.

In the U.S., typically men give gifts to women. But in Korea, it’s traditionally the opposite. March 14 is White Day, Valentine’s Day’s pair, when men return the affection they received in February.

In fact, every 14th day of the month in Korea is a special ‘love’ day, but Valentine’s Day and White Day are by far the biggest days.

Jongi Jeopgi Hearts

We created a great Valentine’s Day project for your children - jongi jeopgi hearts!

You can use square folding paper if you already have it or print out the three templates (pdf) we’ve created for you. There’s one for Joohee, Minji, and Soojin. Just print, cut, and fold.

Instructions

Just follow the visual steps below, from printing (if needed) to folding your hearts.

  • Step 1: Print out the template - one page per heart.

    Step 1: Print out the template - one page per heart.

  • Step 2: Cut out the colored portion.

    Step 2: Cut out the colored portion.

  • Step 3: Fold diagonally both ways, then unfold fully.

    Step 3: Fold diagonally both ways, then unfold fully.

  • Step 4: Fold these two opposite corners under, with the points meeting in the center.

    Step 4: Fold these two opposite corners under, with the points meeting in the center.

  • Step 5: Fold in half, to make a ‘house’ shape. Place the character face down.

    Step 5: Fold in half, to make a ‘house’ shape. Place the character face down.

  • Step 6: Fold the left corner over, lining the corners up with other corners, showing the character.

    Step 6: Fold the left corner over, lining the corners up with other corners, showing the character.

  • Step 7: Using the center line, fold the left side back under.

    Step 7: Using the center line, fold the left side back under.

  • Step 8: Bring the top point straight down to the bottom, making a square to the right, then flatten the elevated paper upwards.

    Step 8: Bring the top point straight down to the bottom, making a square to the right, then flatten the elevated paper upwards.

  • Step 9: Fold the bottom flaps in against the center V shape, and then fold the top points down.

    Step 9: Fold the bottom flaps in against the center V shape, and then fold the top points down.

  • Step 10: Flip the heart over. You’re done! You even made a little pocket for something special…

    Step 10: Flip the heart over. You’re done! You even made a little pocket for something special…

  • 행복한 발렌타인 데이!

    행복한 발렌타인 데이!

행복한 발렌타인 데이!



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