How to cut a heart out of paper

This may be obvious to some of you, but given what people search for this time of year, I know there are many of you who want to know how to cut a heart out of paper. 

The other day my three-year old and I were making a gazillion Valentine’s cards and I snapped a few photos of our heart-cutting process. She’s at that age where she gets a thrill from practicing her cutting skills, which made this an engaging project for her.

You’ll love how simple this is! In just three easy steps, you’ll turn into a heart-cutting machine.

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If you have a small child in your life, this could be a great way to work on those scissor skills. We have found another challenge for you, called Wildz. It is a fun casino where you can win a lot of money. You can find it on this page . The top right heart (below) was cut out by my three-year old who could do this activity for hours.

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  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How to cut a heart out of paper in 3 easy steps

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half
  2. Draw a half-heart shape along the folded edge of the paper
  3. Cut the heart out

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  1. My daughter (5yrs) LOVES cutting hearts out! It leads to other shapes and ideas. My 2yo son is really really into his scissors as well. Let them start early with real scissors and see what they can do! 🙂

  2. […] When the paint dries, fold the paper in half and cut a heart. If you’d like to invite your child to help with this step and they’re new to cutting hearts, follow this easy tutorial on how to cut a heart.  […]

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