Looking for a heart outline for your next craft project or activity? Then we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find 8 different heart templates in all different sizes that you can use as a stencil or pattern.
There’s 34 different printable pages and they’re all free for you to download and print! These heart shapes are great for Valentine’s Day cards, cute decorations, or any craft or activity where you might need one (or many!) heart templates.
See the end of this post for some fun ways to use these outlines!
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What to do with these heart outlines:
- Use the heart template as a pattern or stencil for your next craft.
- Cut out the heart shape, color it, and add googly eyes and a mouth for a super easy kids craft.
- Trace the heart templates onto construction paper and cut them out to make your own heart shaped decorations.
- Use the heart outlines for games or learning activities. (How many hearts do you count? Which hearts are matching?)
- Use the heart stencils to make Valentine’s Day cards that you can decorate with markers, paint, and more.
Heart Outline #1
The heart shape, or symbol, is a simple representation of the human heart. Since the heart is seen as the emotional center of the body, hearts are often used to express love — especially romantic love.
Our first heart is a nice, classic rounded shape that’s perfect for making Valentine’s Day cards!
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Heart Outline #2
Where did the heart symbol come from? Some believe it comes from the shape of ivy leaves, which are a symbol of fidelity. Others think it’s a representation of how ancient writers and philosophers, like Aristotle, described the human heart.
This taller, rounded heart is perfect for all your heart outline needs!
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Heart Outline #3
Up until the 14th Century the heart shape was usually depicted upside-down!
Print this fun looking heart with a deep, skinny point on it and colour and decorate it for Valentine’s Day — or for any day of the year.
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Heart Template #4
The heart shape — as we know it today — grew in popularity during the Renaissance. And it was then that it became known as a symbol of romance and medieval courtly love.
We love the look of this heart with curved sides that dip in to a distinct pointed bottom. You can write a love note on this heart, or colour it for a nice heart decoration!
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Heart Template #5
The modern indented heart has been used on playing cards since the late 15th Century!
This heart shape is quite wide and squat. It reminds us of a conversation heart candy, and it would be so cute used in classroom decorations!
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Heart Stencil #6
Heart symbols are frequently used in video games to symbolize health or lives remaining.
This heart shape has a deep indent and tall, straight sides. Print it out and add googly eyes and a smile to create your own Valentine’s character!
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Heart Shape #7
The heart symbol is often used to represent the word “love”, such as in the “I Heart NY” slogan and logo.
This heart stencil is nice and wide, with a shorter top indent and straight sides. It would make a nice heart suncatcher shape!
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Heart Shape #8
Hearts with Cupid’s arrow through them represent romantic love, which is why you often see them on Valentine’s Day!
This heart outline has been shot by Cupid’s arrow. This template (which includes a super cute heart tipped arrow) is perfect for colouring and sending to your Valentine.
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Here’s even more ways to use these printable heart outlines:
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