Learn How to Draw Playful Hearts

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This tutorial on playful hearts builds upon the first basic heart tutorial

Begin with a basic heart template that you can learn how to make from the draw a heart tutorial.


Let's Get Started Creating Whimsical Heart Crafts

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  • Fold your heart template in half and place it on your paper with the folded part facing inwards. Leave enough room on the paper to draw the other half to the right, and down.
  • Trace around the first folded template.



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Turn the template over and place it on the paper.

  • Place the template down and over to the right of the first half you just drew, making sure there is space between the two.



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  • Trace around the second half.
  • Connect the two halves as illustrated by dotted lines.

TIP: It's a good idea to use dashes (or dotted lines) when connecting the two halves, rather than a solid line -- your eye can follow where to draw much easier.


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Finished Heart

  • Cut out the template that you just made.
  • Trace around the stencil on decorative paper.
  • Cut out your heart.




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Add Variety

Notice the differences between these two hearts!

The middle top part comes in at a sharper angle than the previous heart, and the bottom tip is more pointed.

  • I began with the exact same stencil. However, I placed the two halves closer together than the previous ones, thus creating a sharper middle top and a sharper bottom point.

This one is also more elongated and irregular than the previous heart.

  • I placed the second half farther down on the paper than the previous one to create this effect.

It's easy to see that the variety of whimsical hearts that can be made is, essentially endless!

Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!

Love, 

~~~Samantha Mariah


Now that you know how to draw these whimsical hearts, let's make this card that dangles?


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