Paper Heart Structure

Help your little ones create beautiful paper hearts to decorate any space. This is a great activity for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, or any day to celebrate family and friends – or just for fun.

You will need:

  • Coloured paper – white, pink, red, or whatever colour you want
  • Scissors
  • A stapler or glue


Depending on the age of your children, either cut the coloured paper into strips for them or allow them to do so with safety scissors.


Kids then fold the strips in the middle and staple or glue the ends together to make a heart shape.  (Younger kids may need help with the stapler.)  Then staple or glue different sizes of hearts together to make a paper heart structure unique to your child!


To make the exercise more meaningful, children can create ‘family’ structures with hearts standing for each of the people in their family.  For example, three large strips represent two parents and a step-parent, a medium strip represents an older sibling, a small strip represents the child making the model, and a smaller strip represents a step-sibling.


Staple or glue the different-sized hearts together to make a model of your family!