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Origami 2-fold heart

2-fold heart

Origami 2-fold heart instructions and tutorial

This two-fold heart is the simplest origami heart you will find! It takes only 2 easy folds to transform a square sheet of paper into a beautiful heart. It is a minimalistic yet very recognizable heart. Simplicity and beauty in love! :-)

This 2-fold origami heart is an original model. The heart is a very popular theme in origami: a lot of origami artists have designed all kinds of origami hearts: 3D origami hearts, inflatable hearts, winged hearts... But I could not find any similar looking heart in any origami book, origami model collection and Google Images, Flickr, YouTube etc. In fact the closest model I could find is not an heart, it's Paula Versnick's 2-fold Santa Claus!

I hope you will enjoy this very simple heart model and that you will fold lots of hearts for everyone you love!

There are two variations to make the heart more heart-shaped: the 4-fold origami heart, and the 6-fold origami heart.

Update: I was told that this heart has already been created by Jeremy Shafer more than 20 years ago!

Origami 2-fold heart video instructions

To make a 2-fold heart in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami 2-fold heart

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a 2-fold heart (photo diagram and/or video).

2-fold heart - step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper (same color on both sides).

2-fold heart - step 2

2. Make a fold to bring the lower right corner up between the two upper corners.

2-fold heart - step 3

3. Then fold the model in two perpendicularly to the first fold you made.

2-fold heart - step 4

4. And here is your heart!

With only two folds, this heart has to be one of the simplest origami models ever designed, but I'm in love with it. :-) It can be folded in seconds even by young kids. I hope you will enjoy it as well!

If you fold it, please send me pictures of your hearts to contact@origami.plus so that I can add them to this page!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

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