Remember these Paper Strip Polar Bears? We had a lot of fun making those. A LOT! So much fun, in fact, that we’ve now made Paper Strip Hearts for Valentine’s Day!
These Paper Strip Hearts cards are made in the same way as our Paper Strip Polar Bears, only with more Valentine’s Day colors than winter colors. They’re super colorful, really easy, great for cutting practice, and would make wonderfully unique cards for exchanges. And the heart cut outs from the Paper Strip Hearts cards would make a really fun garland, too! It’s like 2 crafts in 1!
For our Paper Strips Hearts you’re going to need cardstock. The base cards are 4×4 inches the colors we cut our strips out of were about an inch larger. These were bought in a pack of scrap cardstock, but you could also cut regular sheets of cardstock into smaller pieces. Then, you’ll need scissors, glue, and different colors of markers or pens. We used pink, white, and silver metallic marker pens.
Paper Strip Hearts
- Cardstock – Valentine colors: pink, purple, red, etc.
- Markers or pens – pink, white, silver
Start by gathering Valentine’s Day colors of cardstock. We used the usual colors, but also threw in some blue and green, too.
Leave some 4×4 pieces as your base. Cut the rest of the cardstock into strips.
Begin gluing strips of colors across the base.
When the colors are set, cut off the excess from the edges.
Then, carefully fold in the center and cut out a heart shape, making sure there is still plenty of paper left around the edges.
Next, cut a white sheet of cardstock just larger than the cutout.
Glue in place on the back of the cutout.
Using the pink, white, and silver metallic pens to apply detail and effects across the card. Draw dots, dashes, more hearts, etc. Be creative!
I told you they were colorful and easy! I think making paper strip cutouts has to be a favorite craft process these days. Be sure to check out more of our fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas at Our Kid Things!