A Valentine’s Day craft for kids: Origami Heart Wreath

I have a special guest today sharing a fun, Valentine’s Day craft for kids of all ages – an Origami Heart Wreath.  My daughter is an origami ninja and when she heard I was looking for a new idea for a Valentine’s Day Wreath, she volunteered and started folding an assortment of origami hearts. She then created her Origami Heart Wreath. Whether you’re crafting with one or a group or a troop, this is a fun Valentine’s Day craft for kids of all ages!

A fun wreath idea for kids -- an Origami Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make an Origami Heart Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Origami papers, 6” and 3”, in assorted colors
  • Acrylic craft paint in pink
  • Nylon thread or monofilament
  • Glue dots
  • Tools needed: Scissors; stiff bristle paintbrush; craft pin
Valentine's Day craft idea for kids -- make an Origami Heart Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Fold extra hearts and use them for a classroom Valentine exchange.

To make an Origami Heart Wreath:

  1. Paint the outside and inside edges of the wreath and let dry.
  2. Fold 15 Easy Origami Hearts from the 6” square origami papers.
  3. Following the same tutorial, fold nine Easy Origami Hearts from the 3” papers.
  4. Arrange your hearts on the wreath, and attach them to the wreath with adhesive dots. If needed, fold additional large or small hearts.
  5. Optional: Fold an Origami Heart with Wings. Cut a 6” length of nylon thread or monofilament. Tie one end of the thread around a straight pin, and tape the other end to the back of the heart. Insert the pin into the top, inside edge of the wreath. Add a dab of glue to hold the pin in place.
  6. Knot together the ends of a 3” length of ribbon. Pin and glue to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
How to make an Origami Heart Wreath. Great Valentine's Day craft idea for kids! CraftsnCoffee.com.

The heart with wings is a little more challenging for younger hands, but older children can easily follow the tutorial.

Thank you for the tutorial! This is the second tutorial my daughter has shared with Crafts ‘n Coffee. A few years ago, she also shared her Peeps Summer Beach Party Wreath. Most recently, my daughter worked hard to create the directory pages that make it so easy to find new and favorite crafts and decor, no matter what the occasion.

Can you believe it’s already February? And almost Valentine’s Day? Standing in line at my local craft store yesterday, I realized that I was buying supplies for Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th and the fall season! Not to mention the Mardi Gras ideas I’m mulling over (and may not have time to share). What? You do that, too, right?

Happy crafting.

Sharon   

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  6. Angie says:

    So pretty and the best part is that it is made with lots of love! ( LOL! does not mean lots of love.)

  7. LisaM6 says:

    What a unique wreath. I will see what a little crafter thinks of this. 🙂

  8. annehaun says:

    Cute idea!

  9. How pretty!! I have never been able to master Origami! I try and try yet just can’t wrap my brain around all the steps!! Since I have decided to learn a new technique or craft every week this year I am going to be attempting it again though!! Thanks to your daughter for the tutorial! She is a talented gal!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks so much! There’s a craft for everyone, isn’t there? Let us know how it goes when you tackle origami, and maybe Jenna will try it, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  10. Katiria says:

    I remember making hearts like these when I was in school. They are so easy and what a great idea to make a wreath out of them. I’m actually planning a trip to the craft store Saturday to get supplies for Valentine’s Day. I need to use my weekend wisely and cram as much as I can because I’m running out of time and cupid waits for no one 😉

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Don’t forget your coupons! I know Jo-Anns is having a big sale this weekend. I’m glad you’re making crafty plans, enjoy! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

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