Make a beautiful Woven Paper Heart with our Free Download!

With this freebie you can make a beautiful and unique woven paper heart. Perfect for adding a touch of handmade charm to your decorations or surprising loved ones with unique gifts. Ideal for various occasions, from Christmas to Valentine's Day.  It's a fun and easy craft that you can enjoy with your kids or students. And if you like it, you can grab our full download with 12 different woven hearts templates.

 

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FREEBIE: Woven Paper Heart
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Learn how to make a woven paper heart, a traditional Scandinavian craft, with our free printable template.

Freebie
Freebie
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th, 6th, Not grade specific
Print Yourself PDF
Print Yourself PDF
18 pages, Instant Download: 1 PDF
Skill Focus
Skill Focus
Fine Motor Skills
Subject Area
Subject Area
Arts
Holidays & Seasonal
Holidays & Seasonal
Valentine's Day, Mother's & Father's Day, Christmas
Arts
Arts
Paper Crafts
Popular Themes
Popular Themes
Birthday Fun, Handmade Gifts, Quick & Easy Crafts
Resource Type
Resource Type
Craft Templates
What you’ll need
Scissors, Colored printing paper
Age
7 years +
Duration
30 - 60 min

To get started, all you need is to download and print our Woven Paper Hearts templates. You can try our Freebie or download the full version with 12 templates.

Choose the woven heart template you like and print two copies of it, each on different colored paper. Fold along the dotted line, cut out the shapes and cut along the black lines. Fold it the other way so that the printed side is on the inside. 

Place the lighter colored half on top of the darker half to make a heart shape. 

Bend the upper strip of the lighter half upwards. Pull out the upper strip of the darker half and bend it upwards as well. If the heart has shifted in the process, simply push it back into place. 

Open the darker strip so that it forms a loop and pull the lighter strip through the loop. 

Now the heart should look like this. So you don’t lose track of where you are, be sure to realign the two halves after each step. 

Bend the next lighter strip upwards and do the same for the next darker strip. 

This time, open the lighter strip so that it makes a loop and pull the darker strip through the loop. 

Now the heart looks like this. Bend the next lighter strip upwards and pull out the next darker strip and bend it upwards as well.

Open the darker strip to form a loop and pull the lighter strip through it.

Be sure to realign the two halves to keep the heart shape. Then bend the first darker strip upwards. Pull out the second lighter strip and bend it upwards as well. 

Open the lighter strip to form a loop and pull that first darker strip through it.

When you realign the parts to the heart shape, you can now see how the second lighter strip is on top. Now bend the next light and dark strips upwards.

Open the darker strip to form a loop and pull the lighter strip through.

Now fold the final pieces of the light and dark strips upwards. 

Pull the darker strip through the loop of the lighter strip. You may need to pull out the lighter strip a little to do this.

The second row is now finished. For the final set of strips, bend the third lighter strip and the first darker strip upwards.

This time, open the darker strip to form a loop and pull the lighter strip through.

The heart now looks like this. Bend the next light and dark strips upwards.

Now open the lighter strip to form a loop and pull the darker strip through.

Bend the last light and dark strips upwards.

Pull the lighter strip through the darker strip. All done! 

You can also cut the lines to form unique woven patterns or combine the templates with one another in any way you like.

FREEBIE: Woven Paper Heart

Learn how to make a woven paper heart, a traditional Scandinavian craft, with our free printable template.