Friday-gami: Valentine’s Day Special

I think Fridays are a nice day to learn some new, but simple, origami. It is the end of the work week for most and origami can be a relaxing way to unwind in the evening. Fold this corner up, fold that side over, zen. See, all is right in the world. ( ^_^ )

That being said, welcome to my first installment of Friday-gami! Kami is the Japanese word for “paper”, so I suppose I am really saying “Paper Friday” (which I hope is not taken already *nervous laugh*).

In this Valentine’s Day edition I will show you how to make a simple heart! Just in time for you to make a bunch for your loved one! The best part of all, if you have paper lying around then this project is completely free!

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If you have rectangular computer paper (which is what I used in this tutorial) follow these instuctions for making a square. If you already have square paper (or already know how to do it) feel free to skip ahead!

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1: Starting with your rectangle, fold in half diagonally so the top edge is aligned with the side edge (shown in 2).
2: Cut, or rip, the bottom portion off.
3: Unfold to reveal a square!

Now that you have your spiffy new square…

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1: Fold diagonally both ways and position your paper with a corner pointing towards you. Then fold the top corner down to the center.
2: Fold the bottom corner up to the very top. It should look like 3.
4: the bottom edge will fold up and align with the center. Do this to both sides and it will look like 5. It’s kinda like folding a paper airplane upside down.
6: Flip the model over and fold the top point down to where my finger is pointing. Repeat on the other one as well. It will essentially fold in half and look like 7.
8: Flip the model over again to the front and fold the side corners in toward the middle. This is on an arbitrary line wherever you would like to fold.
9: You are all finished!

Take a step back and marvel at that beautiful heart YOU just created!

Personally, I hate text only versions of origami instructions. I find them so difficult to follow. Let me know which is better for you. I can focus on making more detailed text instructions or pictures. In the end I hope you had fun making this cute little heart and look forward to more Friday-gami. I will keep these days simple and maybe once in a while throw in a few intermediate ones here and there.

Oh, and yay for numbers on the pictures and a watermark! Hahaha…I was pretty excited about that. ( ‘ >_>) Pretty sure I’m the only one who is excited too…lol.

Until next time…

~ Kristen

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About Three Handed Mommy

Mother of one, wife to one. Hoping for more children in the future but so far I'm a three handed mommy. One hand is in school, another in loving my family, the last is on here (and all that comes with it). I love origami and I doodle once in a blue moon. Maybe I will share some drawings, both old and new. I have a slight obsession with Hatake Kakashi, Batman, rubber duckies, pandas, and Pokemon. Then again, my obsession may prove to be more than slight on more than one occassion...don't judge. :P Since this is new and all to me, please bear with me while I find my rhythm and posting habits. Hope you enjoy what I put up here! Feel free to pin anything unless stated otherwise in a post. :)

Posted on February 7, 2014, in Friday-gami, Origami and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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