Sunday, February 8, 2015

Want to See a Valentine's Trick?

Here's a simple, fun paper crafting trick for Valentine's Day:

Start with a regular piece of color.  Any color will do, but red and pink would be traditional choices for Valentine's Day.

Fold it in half:
Trace around your hand with a pencil.  For this trick to work, however, you have to make sure that your thumb and pointer finger are off the page just a little bit:
Cut around the pencil outline you have created:
Are you ready to see the result? 
Unfold, and voila:
Hands and heart for a
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
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Here's a little tip for making sure you get the best result.  Look at the picture below to identify the cut that is going to create the heart in your final piece.  Instead of faithfully cutting out the pencil outline, you might want to modify your cut just a bit to make a true heart shape:
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You can use your paper-crafted "hands and heart" as a Valentine card for a loved one this week.  Add a special message, fun doodles, or whatever  you would like to personalize your paper crafted gift!

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I found this project via Pinterest, which took me this site, written in Russian, but with fabulously self-explanatory photos for creating this project!