*The adorable, yet bored kindergartener is optional and not neccessary for this project.
Regular children, happy children or even no children at all yields similar results. :)
1. Gather your supplies. Paper cutter, old double-sided scrapbook paper in Kindergarteners choice, ribbon and a good stapler.
2. Cut paper into 1" strips. Quite possibly the favorite part of the activity.
3. Then cut those strips to two of each size - 12", 11", 10", 9" and 8".
4. Starting with your 12" strip, lay your 11" strip on top of it and so forth until you have stacked five strips. Repeat so you have two stacks of five. I alternated the pattern since we only used one style of paper. These are especially cute in multi-colors.
5. The stack the strips that your longest strip is back to back. This the top of your heart. It's important that you have the same pattern facing each other. Staple about one inch up on the stack that are all the same length. (I have also attached the hearts together with a hole punch and a brad with a piece of ribbon sandwiched in between to hang it from. This method works best for attaching the ribbon. Otherwise, you can glue a ribbon in-between the layers or thread it through after like I have done in this tutorial.)
6. Bend down the strips so that it forms the heart shape. You will want to make sure that all the layers match up flush to the base of your heart. This makes the cute fan out layered heart.
I threaded ribbon through the hearts to hang them. This one was my little helpers favorite. "Ooo! It's SOOOOOOO bootiful!" she exclaimed.
You can make them any size as long as you follow the basic directions. The little one in the picture below was made with the scraps.
I would love to see your hearts if you make them too. Please send them my way!