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How to Make a Strawberry Out of Paper

Strawberries are cultivated all over the world for use in preserves, juices, pies, ice creams and other desserts. Thanks to their bright red hue and association with adorable characters like Strawberry Shortcake, strawberries are also a popular decor accent. You can make your own paper strawberry to decorate your home or office. This is also a fun craft to do with your kids that doesn't require a lot of supplies or crafting skills.

Fold a piece of red construction paper in half lengthwise. Fold a piece of green construction paper in half lengthwise.

Draw half a heart on the red construction paper with a pencil so that the centre of the heart faces the fold. Draw a smaller heart in the same manner on the green construction paper for leaves.

Use your scissors to cut out the half hearts you drew along the folds on both your red and green paper. (The paper should remain folded when you cut.)

Unfold the red and green papers to reveal the heart shapes. Cut your green heart in half along the fold. The two halves of the green heart will be your leaves. They may require some shaping with the scissors to polish them up.

Glue the leaves to the top-centre of the heart on the red paper. This will make the heart look more like a strawberry.

Make small black dots all over the red section of your strawberry to represent the seeds.

Things You'll Need

  • Red construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Black marker
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About the Author

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.