These paper heart flowers are SO SIMPLE to make. They’re made entirely from cut out heart shapes! And best of all, you only need really simple craft supplies to make them – construction paper, a popsicle stick and a pom pom.
You can make these pretty little flowers in less than 10 minutes. They’re a great craft for spring, summer or any time. Wouldn’t they be lovely to give as a homemade gift on Mother’s Day?
Only have white paper at home? No problem! Use markers to draw pretty shapes and patterns on the petals to make them colourful and even more personalized.
If you and your kids know how to cut out heart shapes, then you’re all set! This was the first time my 7 year old has made heart shapes, so I drew the shape on the folded paper and passed it to her to cut out. She was able to do the rest of the craft completely by herself.
I’m going to show you a method of folding the paper so that you only have to cut one time to get 4 heart shapes. If this looks too daunting, then don’t worry about folding the paper this way! If it’s easier to make one fold and cut out 4 separate hearts, then just do that! The main goal is to end up with 4 similarly sized heart shapes.
Check out our video on how to make Paper Heart Flowers:
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Paper Heart Flowers Tutorial
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We have coloured popsicle sticks from the dollar store in our stash of craft supplies. So our popsicle sticks were already green.
You can paint a plain popsicle stick green if you don’t have coloured craft sticks. You could even use a plain unpainted popsicle stick for the stem.
If you don’t have popsicle sticks, try using a wooden skewer, pipe cleaner, drinking straw – or whatever else you can find at home!
Fold the bottom edge of the paper up by about 1.25 inches (3 cm).
Try not to fold up more than that or the paper won’t be long enough to make the number of folds we need.
NOTE: The next few steps will show you how to fold the paper so you can cut all 4 hearts at once. If that sounds too complicated, you can stop here and just cut out 4 similar hearts on this fold, 4 different times.
Flip the paper over and again make a 1.25 inch (3 cm) fold. We need to fold accordion style until you’ve made 7 folds total.
Unfold your paper slightly so you can see the edges. Find the edge that has 4 folds – in the photo below, the edge on the right side has 4 folds.
Cut a half heart shape on that edge.
You should end up with 4 equally sized hearts.
Follow similar steps on green construction paper to make 2 smaller heart leaves.
You can use any kind of white glue to attach the hearts. I like to use tacky glue because it’s stickier than normal white glue and holds things in place much better while you’re making your craft.
Add a small dab of white glue on the end of the green popsicle stick.
Press the point of one of the hearts onto the dab of glue.
Next, add another dab of glue and attach the sideways heart, as shown in the photo below.
Add a dab of glue and attach the other sideways heart, again on top of the first heart. Make sure the points of the hearts overlap a little.
Add a dab of glue and attach the point of the last heart so the heart is facing downwards.
Squeeze one last dab of glue to the middle of the flower.
Press the pom pom into the middle dab of glue.
Add two small dabs of glue onto the popsicle sticks.
Attach the green hearts to the popsicle stick to make the leaves of the flower.
And you’re done!
Repeat the steps to make flowers in all your favourite colours!
We had sparkly pom poms, so we used those for the middles. But you can use any kind of pom pom for the middle – big, small, sparkly, fuzzy.
No pom poms? No problem! Cut out a small circle or heart from yellow paper for the middle. You can even draw a face on it for the middle of your flower.
Paper Heart Flowers | Popsicle Stick Flowers with Heart Leaves
- Construction Paper
- Popsicle Stick
- Sparkly Pom Pom
- Tacky Glue
- Using a 9 inch by 12 inch sheet of construction paper, fold the shorter edge up by about 1.25 inches (3 cm).
- Flip the paper over and make another 1.25 inch (3 cm) fold. Continue to fold back and forth, accordion style until you've made 7 folds total.
- Find the folded edge of paper that has 4 folds. Cut a half heart shape on that edge. You should end up with 4 equally sized hearts.
- Follow similar steps on a sheet of green construction paper to make 2 smaller heart leaves.
- Add a small dab of tacky white glue near the end of the popsicle stick. With the heart right side up, press the point of one of the hearts onto the dab of glue.
- Then add another dab of glue onto the point of the first heart. With the heart sideways, press the point of the second heart shape onto the dab of glue.
- Add another dab of glue on top of the points and attach the third heart sideways, opposite the other sideways heart. The points of all the hearts should overlap slightly.
- Add a dab of glue onto the points of the hearts where they are overlapping. Then attach the point of the fourth and final heart so the heart is facing downwards.
- Add one last dab of glue to the middle of the flower, and press the pom pom onto it.
- For the stem - add two small dabs of glue onto the popsicle stick and attach the green hearts to make the leaves.
- Repeat the steps to make flowers in all your favourite colours!
These paper heart flowers made from construction paper, popsicle sticks and pom poms are SO CUTE. And they’re really easy to make! You can make these flowers using simple craft supplies – and they look so pretty! This is such a great craft for spring and summer and a great kids craft for Mother’s Day.
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