Sometimes you need a simple craft that will only take five minutes or so and heart shape paper chains are one of those crafts. It is mess free, simple and perfect for kids of all ages.
How to make Heart shaped paper chains
- Paper – we used fab two sided wrapping paper from Dots and Spots
I am a fan of crafts that we can sit together as a family and do and this reminds me of sitting making lick and stick paper chains with my family as a child at Christmas. Also this is a mess free craft, which is always good!
I pinned this a while ago and have been waiting for valentines to come to do it with the kids. It is amazing how just two things can make this heart shaped paper chain garland and it looks amazing, it kind of blew the boys mind.
In fact the Mini Mad’s made a craft video (it is only a minute long) to explain how to and they would love you so view it.
First of the boys cut strips of paper (we cut to 7 inch by 1 inch)
Then fold the paper in half. We wanted the hearts on the outside , so we had to make sure that they were on the inside (all will become clear in the end).
Place two pieces of the folded paper together and staple.
Pull down the loose ends and then add another folded piece of paper and staple. Just make sure you don’t make your chains too long or you lose the lovely heart shapes.
This looks just as wonderful with plain or painted paper, it just so happens that we had some fab double sided wrapping paper. Just take a look at this fab interpretation from Art Bar.