Last year, I gave each of my students a Valentine bookmark. This year I’m giving them a kiss. If you want to give your Valentine such a kiss, here are the directions:
Fold a sheet of square paper diagonally, with the color inside.
Fold the triangle into approximate thirds along the bottom so that the overall shape resembles a house.
Fold the outermost point up to the top point of the flap. Do this on both sides.
Fold each point straight down. Do this on both sides.
Make little triangles off to the sides,
then fold each point sticking over the edge into a tiny triangle of its own.
Now carefully unfold the entire sheet of paper, but don’t press it flat. You’ll need the creases for subsequent folds.
Find the little triangle at the top of a corner and fold it down.
Now fold the sides down on the existing creases. This can be a little tricky, so play with the folds gently until you have them just right.
Do this on both sides.
Turn the paper over, and fold up on the horizontal line. Do this on the opposite side as well.
Pinching the two “lips” together, fold the whole thing in half while keeping them tucked inside
Leaving it slightly open, fold one point in.
Then, do the same for the other side.
Fold in half again on each side.
You’re done! By gently opening and closing the card, you can see the lips give a kiss.
Such a fun valentine!