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How to Make a Heart Out of a Gum Wrapper
Growing up, I always loved finding creative ways to make something out of nothing. One of my favorite childhood pastimes was making origami figures out of gum wrappers. The challenge of transforming a simple piece of foil into a recognizable shape was both exciting and satisfying. In this article, I’ll share with you a step-by-step guide on how to make a heart out of a gum wrapper, allowing you to impress your friends with your newfound talent.
Making a heart out of a gum wrapper may seem like a daunting task at first, but with a little practice, it becomes surprisingly easy. The best part is, you only need a few materials to get started – a gum wrapper and your hands. No scissors, glue, or fancy tools required. In the following paragraphs, I’ll walk you through the simple yet precise folds that will transform your gum wrapper into a charming heart shape. So grab a gum wrapper, and let’s get started on this fun and creative journey!
Create the Inner Loop
Once you have folded the gum wrapper in half vertically and folded the bottom edge up to meet the top edge, it’s time to create the inner loop of the heart. This step will give your heart structure and help it hold its shape.
To create the inner loop, start by folding the left and right sides over to meet the center crease. This will create a long, narrow rectangle shape. Make sure the edges are aligned and the creases are sharp.
Next, take the top corners of the rectangle and fold them diagonally towards the center crease. This will create a sharp point at the top of the rectangle. This point will be the top of your heart shape.
Once you have folded the top corners, fold the bottom of the rectangle up towards the center crease. This will create a rounded bottom for your heart. Make sure the bottom edge is aligned with the center crease and that the rounded shape is even.
You have created the inner loop of your heart out of the gum wrapper. The folds should be secure and the heart should hold its shape.
Remember, don’t worry too much about perfection. The beauty of creating a heart out of a gum wrapper lies in its handmade charm. Embrace any imperfections as part of the creative process.
Next, we will move on to the final steps of folding the gum wrapper heart. So, let’s get started by creating the outer loop.
Fold the Upper Left Corner
To continue making the heart out of a gum wrapper, we now move on to folding the upper left corner. This step will help create the distinctive point of the heart shape.
Here’s how I do it:
- Take the gum wrapper in your hands, ensuring that you have already folded it in half vertically and folded the bottom edge up to meet the top edge.
- Locate the upper left corner of the folded gum wrapper. It should be a triangular shape.
- Fold the upper left corner diagonally towards the center of the wrapper. This fold should meet the center crease. Press firmly to create a sharp point.
By folding the upper left corner, we are shaping the heart and giving it the characteristic point at the top. This step is crucial in achieving the desired heart shape with a gum wrapper.
Remember, throughout the process, keep the folds crisp and clean to ensure a neat and well-defined heart shape. Take your time and don’t rush through the steps.
Next, we will move on to folding the bottom of the gum wrapper to create the rounded bottom of the heart. Stay tuned for the next section, where I’ll guide you through it.
No need for scissors, glue, or any fancy tools. Just your gum wrapper and a few simple folds, and you’re well on your way to creating a heart!
Fold the Bottom Edge
To continue making the heart out of a gum wrapper, the next step is to fold the bottom edge. This step is crucial in creating the foundation of the heart shape.
First, take the gum wrapper and fold it in half vertically. This will create a crease down the center, which will serve as a guide for the rest of the folding process.
Next, take the bottom edge of the wrapper and fold it up to meet the top edge. Make sure to align the edges as neatly as possible to create a clean and symmetrical fold. Press down firmly along the folded edge to create a crisp and defined crease.
Once the bottom edge is folded up to meet the top edge, the gum wrapper will now resemble a narrow rectangle. This rectangle will be the main body of the heart and will serve as the base for the subsequent folding steps.
Remember, no scissors, glue, or fancy tools are required for this activity. The simplicity of using just a gum wrapper adds to the accessibility and fun of making a heart shape.
Now that the bottom edge is folded, we can move on to the next step, which is folding the left and right sides over to meet the center crease.
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