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How To Craft A “Heart” Birthday Card (For Kids)

Birthday Card Craft

How To Craft A Birthday Card (For Kids)

If someone you care about has a birthday coming up, now is a great time to make them a custom birthday card. With this project, you'll design a beautiful, heart-shaped flower with all of your happy wishes contained inside. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Craft Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 14 × 14 cm piece colored construction paper
  • 1 12 x 12 cm Piece colored construction paper
  • 1 2.5 x 30 cm piece colored construction paper
  • 1 6 x 6 cm piece construction paper
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Glue
  • 1 Black and pink markers or pens


  • First, get out the largest piece of colored construction paper. We used purple in this example.
    Birthday Craft Step 1
  • Next, fold the 14 x 14 cm paper in half lengthwise.
    Birthday Craft Step 2
  • Fold the paper in half again widthwise. This should create a square.
    Birthday Craft Step 3
  • Unfold the paper. Fold it again into halves and make a triangle shape. 
    Birthday Craft Step 4
  • Open the paper back up, and now fold it into a triangle in the other direction. At the end, there should be four lines running across the paper from side to side, top to bottom, and diagonal in both directions. 
    Birthday Craft Step 5
  • Fold the paper back into a large triangle and fold it in half again to make a smaller triangle. 
    Birthday Craft Step 6
  • Draw half of a heart starting on one side of the triangle by making a "U" shape that touches all three angles. 
    Birthday Craft Step 7
  • Cut out the shape along the line. 
    Birthday Craft Step 8
  • Set aside the heart and get out the 12×12 cm piece of colored paper. 
    Birthday Craft Step 9
  • Follow the same steps (1-8) to create the same heart-shaped cutout. 
    Birthday Craft Step 10
  • Unfold both pieces of paper. Place the smaller flower onto the larger flower. Use glue to adhere them both together.
    Birthday Craft Step 11
  • Set aside the flower to dry. 
    Birthday Craft Step 12
  • Next, take out a piece of 2.5 x30 cm paper.
    Birthday Craft Step 13
  • Roll it up into a straw shape using glue to hold it together.
    Birthday Craft Step 14
  • Allow the new straw to dry.
    Birthday Craft Step 15
  • Now, use a thin piece of colored paper and glue to add a stripe to the straw. Roll the paper against the straw to get a striped pattern. Use a little glue on each end to secure the stripe.
    Birthday Craft Step 16
  • Cut off the ends of the straw where no stripes are present, if any.
    Birthday Craft Step 17
  • Use a 6 x 6 cm square piece of paper next. Fold it in half, and draw a half heart on the fold. Cut it out on the line.
    Birthday Craft Step 18
  • Use glue to attach the 6 x 6 cm heart to the folded flower.
    Birthday Craft Step 19
  • Draw a face on the new heart using markers. 
    Birthday Craft Step 20
  • Open up the folded flower and write a birthday note inside. 
    Birthday Craft Step 21
  • Refold the flower. Now, you'll attach it to the straw on one side with glue.
    Birthday Craft Step 22
  • Using two colors of left-over paper, create a striped rectangle by cutting out strips and gluing them together.
    Birthday Craft Step 23
  • From the striped paper, cut out a triangle to make a birthday hat.
    Birthday Craft Step 24
  • Paste the birthday hat to the top of the heart's face and head.
    Birthday Craft Step 25
  • Fold a small piece of leftover paper in half and cut out a heart to make a bow. Add it below the heart's face, where the neck would be, to finish the project. 
    Birthday Craft Step 26


This is a very easy craft that anyone can do! The total time varies depending on age and skill. Make sure to do the craft ahead of time to make sure it’ll be ready on time!
Keyword Birthday Card, Paper Craft
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