Pretty Paper Heart Chain

All the kiddos were home from school yesterday.  So, to keep them all busy for a while we made paper heart chains.  I am not a hearts-all-over-the-place kind of gal, usually.  But these are so cute and they add such a fun pop of color that I am totally fine with them hanging around the next month or so.

Do you want to make some with your kiddos?  Of course you do.  Here’s what you will need.

  • Scrapbook paper. Double sided paper works best.  If you don’t have any like us that will work great too. Or felt would work as well.
  • Paper cutter, or scissors
  • stapler

Cut you scrapbook paper into 1 inch strips.  Fold your paper in half length ways.

Next fold the two ends together to make a heart.

Staple those ends together.  Pretty little heart.

Take your next strip of paper and fold it so the wrong side shows.  Put both folded parts together.

Staple this together at the fold.  Then bring both ends together and staple.

Fold, staple, repeat.  Until your chain is as long as you would like it.  If your stapler works better than ours your kiddos can do a lot of it.

Hang them up for a pretty pop of color.

Have fun making your chains.  I would really love to see them if any of you make some.  You can e-mail me or load them on my facebook page.

Thanks for stoppin’ by and hangin’ out.

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Comments

  1. I love these and I’m not a hearts all over the place gal either. Very cute. Love the paper you used!

  2. Thank you for posting this tutorial. I am going to try and use it at school with my speech therapy students, with a word to say/define with each paper strip.

  3. cute cute what a fun way to spend time with the kiddo’s Mom

  4. These are so cute! I really really need to make these with my girlie! She had so much fun making the Christmas paper chains, I know she’d love this!!

  5. it’s so simple yet it looks really nice

  6. Well, duh, of course I’m making these. They’re silly cute.

    And….I just had to press the follow button on your blog again. What is happening? Are you kicking me off your friends list so that I have to follow you again just to make me want to follow you even more?
    What a wicked game you play.

  7. Hi Kadie, Just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger award. Hugs, Lori

  8. How cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so very much for this idea! You are a genius. Officially I had to make one right on the spot and have now decorated our office tree for Valentine’s Day. Already we are making the hearts into shamrocks for St. Patricks Day. Fun Fun

  10. What a super idea! I love this post! I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

  11. What a great idea!! I am definitely going to do this with my kids for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing at my party. I can’t wait to see what you have next week.

  12. Love your garland. Good luck at Bacon Time.

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