Paper heart trees
Decorate your house this Valentine's Day with the Valentine version of a Christmas tree. These paper heart trees take a little bit of cutting prep but are easy as once you get down to the gluing part.
What you need:
- 1 x A3 sheet of red cardboard
- 6 x A4 sheets of red paper
- 1 x small heart template drawn onto white card (to trace around)
- sticky tape
- a glass (to stand your tree on while you stick the hearts on)
To make the cone, place your ruler in the corner of the sheet of red cardboard. Measure 30cm along the top edge and mark it with a pencil mark.
Now shift the ruler slightly and measure another mark at 30cm. (See video)
Keep marking 30cm marks in an arc until you have a quarter of a circle drawn out.
Cut the quarter circle out and roll it into a cone shape.
Now get as many sheets of red paper as you can cut through, lay them on top of each other and trace around your heart template onto the top sheet of paper.
Cut multiple hearts at once this way, until you have about 50 or so hearts to work with.
Stand your cone on a glass, so that you can get to the bottom edge.
Starting at the bottom edge, glue the hearts to the cone, with the pointy end facing up.
Keep overlapping hearts in rows until you have covered the whole cone.
Woop! You’ve made a paper heart tree for Valentine’s Day.
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video and the heart template.
- This activity was created by Penny Flanagan.
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