Valentine’s Day crafts range from those that are created for Valentine’s that are given to friends, to the designs that are used to decorate the home in anticipation of the holiday. Through the many crafts that can be chosen from for Valentine’s Day, pop up hearts are a great choice for the classroom or the home and can even be used to create a style and design that is going to literally pop!
How can you create pop-up hears for Valentine’s Day?
Here are some of the supplies that are needed to create pop up hearts:
- Varying Shapes of Hearts that can be placed on top of the other (three)
- 3D squares
- 1 inch pieces of cardstock folded into zigzag lines
First, it is important to create the shapes for the hearts that are going to be used. This can be completed by easily creating two to three shapes of hearts, using different colors and patterns of paper, one heart smaller than the other.
Begin with the largest heart placed on the table. This is going to be the base of the heart and should be the boldest color. Next, attach the squares to the back of the middle heart. This is going to help to create the pop-up effect from the heart that is placed on the second layer. Attach the second heart to the first layer and ensure that it has been attached fully with the squares.
To create the last 3D effects from the pop up heart fold the one inch lines of card stock into small zigzag lines. There should be three pieces for each 3D heart that is being created. One should be placed at the bottom tip of the heart and the other two should be placed at the top of the heart, through each corner of the heart.
To attach the zigzag pieces to the heart there are many options. The best way to secure them without having to wait for layers and layers of glue to dry is to use tape and secure the line to the heart, completing the same thing while securing the top layer of the heart to the other two. The second layer should be completely secure to the bottom layer, and the third layer will easily pop up and down because of the zigzag pieces that have been attached.
There are many ways that you can customize the designs that have been created. Ribbon can be placed through the top of the heart to create a craft that can be easily hung and even embellished with glitter and stickers.
Before attaching the pop-up hears together they should be embellished. This way, small hands don’t have to worry about trying to maneuver around the tags and zigzags that are used to create the appearance of the 3D heart. Be sure to avoid over-using accessories that are going to be used to embellish the hearts, as this can cause the hearts to become too heavy to easily create the 3D effect.