Heart Corner

Heart Corner

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Learn to make this Heart Corner model which can be used as a corner bookmark or as a paperclip. As a paper clip, it is perfect for sending papers to people in prison – you are not allowed to send anything made with metal to prison inmates.







Origami Heart Corner * Paperclip * Bookmark Instructions


Heart Corner

Step 1:

Start with a square sheet of paper: fold it in half (left to right) and unfold. Fold it in half (top to bottom) and unfold. If you are using origami paper, start with the white-side facing up.

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Turn the paper over.

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Step 2:

Fold the paper along the diagonals in both directions; unfold. This gives you a “X” shaped crease superimposed on the “+” crease made above.

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Step 3:

Bring the top-edge of the paper to meet with the bottom-edge of the paper. At the same time, push in the left and right sides.

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In transition… the paper will naturally fold along the creases you’ve already made. When done, the triangular shape is called a waterbomb base.

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Step 4:

Fold the top of the waterbomb base down so it meets the bottom of the paper.

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Unfold.

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Step 5:

Fold up the top layer of paper. Use the crease made in step 4 as a guide.

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In transition.

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Step 6:

Make valley folds so the corners of the waterbomb base fold up and meet at the top of the peak.

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Step 7:

Fold the front structure down.

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Step 8:

Fold the bottom edge of the structure halfway up.

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Step 9:

Peel down the top-most layer of paper.

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Step 10:

Squash down the left and right sides of the paper so it becomes flat.

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Step 11:

Fold up the small flaps as shown.

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Step 12:

To make the heart more rounded, fold up the pointy corners.

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Step 3:

Finally, fold the structure back up so it looks like a heart.

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Done!

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To use the origami model as a bookmark, simply slide it over the corner of the page which you are reading. If you close the book, the heart corner bookmark will be kept in place and it will keep your place.

To use the origami model as a paper clip, do the following:
1. stack the papers together nicely,
2. slide on the Corner Clip, and
3. mountain fold (fold back) the back-corner with the stacked papers inside it,
4. Done. The papers are held together firmly.

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