ARC Crafts is actively involved with a nonprofit organization known as “Best Buddies”. They create opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year, we are invited to take part in their “Flash Mob for Friendship” event, here in Las Vegas. Exhibitors in this event are encouraged to bring information on the business they are affiliated with, along with an activity for participants to partake in.
This year, we did an ORIGAMI HEART FOR FRIENDSHIP! Here are the easy instructions to make an origami heart.
Take an 8.5×11 size sheet and lay flat with the 8.5” side to your left and right. Fold the bottom left corner diagonally up and do the same with the bottom right. You should have a triangle shaped sheet like below:
Fold the side corners to meet the center line.
Turn the origami over.
Fold the upper layer of the top corner downward.
Fold the top parts in half downward.
Fold the four corners inward.
Voila! You are finished!
For this activity we used a sheet of Stardream Emerald in text weight (thin), but you can try it with any of the 33 Stardream colors offered. Text weight sheets will work best for origami projects since they are thin sheets and easy to fold and score without cracking.