We are very pleased to announce that origami artist, Mama Caroline is guest blogging for us. Caroline is a fantastic Origami artist, and has recently been accepted to the British Origami Society. Today, she brings us a Valentines Craft, which you can do with your children.

We were introduced to Caroline, by Gemma at All by Mama. All By Mama is a community of creative mums working around the joys of demands of family life, making gorgeous homemade products flexibly around family routines. Here is a link to Caroline’s shop on All by Mama can be found here:


Valentine’s Love Heart Decoration

You will need:
• Paint
• Scissors
• Water
• Crayons
• Paper/envelopes
• Glue
• Card
• String/ribbon


• Heart sponge/stamp
• Pencils/pens

Make your own unique paper to show your love in any patterns you like. I did this really quickly with my children using crayons, paint & recycled envelopes as I like the patterns & love an excuse to recycle anything! We worked on both sides of the paper as you can see in the photos for the love hearts.


While this dries, cut a heart out of card & carefully use the scissors to create a hole for the ribbon/string.

Once your paper is dry, you can fold it like a fan & cut hearts out. It is amazing how many hearts you can get. (Tip: if you want symmetrical hearts, cut half a heart along the folded edge.)


Lastly, enjoy sticking them creatively on the heart to complete your decoration & spray with your favourite perfume!


To see more of the talented Mamas and their crafts, please visit All by Mama here