On the feasts of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts we made paper hearts.
These are made with nothing but paper, markers and glue.
They are simplistic but very pretty.
You will need:
- a full sheet of red paper
- pieces or sheets of yellow, brown, orange, green, and pink
- markers: red, brown and yellow
Let's start with the Sacred Heart of Jesus...
Cut the sheet of red paper in half and fold each half long ways. Cut out a half heart so that when you open it to will be a whole heart.
Cut out a larger yellow "flame" and a smaller orange "flame."
Cut out two strips of brown for the cross.
Cut our short pointy brown strips for the crown of thorns.
Glue the orange flame on top of the yellow flame and the cross on top of the orange flame.
Glue that onto the top of the underside of the heart as pictured.
Now make "X" shapes where the crown of thorns should be, all the way across.
Now use a brown (or black) marker to make a curved line for the spear wound. Add red around it and a blood drop.
That's it for the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Now for the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Do the same as above to make the heart and flames. Glue the flames to the top-underside of the heart.
Cut out simple pink flower shapes and add those across the center of the heart.
They don't need to be perfect. When you place them beside each other you won't see the mistakes on the flower shapes.
Use a yellow marker to create the flower's center.
We added small green leaf shapes around the flower, too.
This is the "hard" part...making the sword:
Cut out a cross shape and round the ends on the handle parts.
Use a brown marker to create the look of a handle.
Use a red marker to make a cuved line for the cut onto the heart and use scissors to put a slit in the red cut. Slip the sword through the cut and glue it on the under side.
That's it!! So paper simple!
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
May God Bless you all!