Paper Heart Craft

Change up your daily routine and add some crafty fun with this Paper Strip Heart Craft! Valentine's Day is the perfect time to try out this adorable paper heart craft. With the help of our heart template and step by step directions it couldn't be easier to help your little ones make some precious heart art!

Paper heart craft


During these times where we seem to be glued to our screens, spending time bonding with our children is truly priceless.

We love any sort of crafts that encourage our kids to express their unique personality, and although this paper heart craft comes with a template, it allows little ones to show their creativity!

We've prepared a super handy heart template that you can download at the bottom of this post. With that been said, let's get into it!

Want more heart crafts? Have a look at some of our favourites!

paper strip heart craft

Paper Strip Heart Craft

paper heart craft for kids

Paper Heart Craft - Supplies:

  • Heart template
  • Cardstock - red, pink, purple
  • Paper - assorted colours and patterns
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Paper Heart Craft - Instructions:

STEP 1: Get the heart template!

Get a copy of our heart template from the bottom of the page. After that, you then should print it out and get all your supplies ready. 

heart template

I raided my supplies and gathered every piece of papercraft I had, and I recommend doing the same. The more options, the better!

paper strip heart craft supplies

STEP 2: Prepare card.

Cut out two pieces of card into square shapes that are slightly bigger than the heart template. Use the template as a guide. 

The first piece of card will need a heart shape cut out of it. Trace the heart shape from the template onto your chosen card and then cut it out (use the images below as a guide.) 

Keep the second piece of square card for later, this card can be the same colour as the first piece or a different colour. 

heart template

cutting heart shape

STEP 3: Cut paper strips.

Gather all the different coloured papers you have (prints and patterns are also amazing for this craft!) and cut them into thin strips. 

You can go with the traditional colours for Valentine's Day like red hues, pinks, or romantic patterns but let the kids pick their fave!

paper strips

STEP 4: Glue paper strips.

Glue the strips of paper to the piece of card without the heart cut out. Let the little ones do this step, it's super fun!  Try to keep the strips within the square. If it looks a bit messy, you can always trim off the paper strips to fit better and make it look neater at the end if you want to. 

paper strips for heart craft

STEP 5: Glue on heart!

As a final step, you just need to glue the card with the heart cut out over the card covered in paper strips. Your Valentine's Day craft is now ready to be delivered to a loved one or displayed with pride!

paper strip heart craft

paper strip heart art


To download this Heart printable template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:heart. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

heart template

And in a few simple steps, your paper heart craft for Valentine's Day is complete! It looks so cute and I'm sure your kids will have a blast during the whole crafting process. Enjoy!
Paper strip heart craft. Easy heart art for kids.

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