Craft Saturday – 8-Bit Heart Card

Here’s a cute idea for those of you who would like to have your child make their Valentines cards: an 8-bit heart card. There are a few versions of this card, but the original tutorial comes from Kate at


Cute, right? And not difficult, which means this would make a great project for a crafty afternoon. All you will need for this project is a printer for the PDF file included in the tutorial, some card stock, a cutting tool, and a cutting mat and ruler. If you’re worried about your kids slicing up their fingers with an X-ACTO style cutting knife, try using a ceramic crafting tool like this one. They are finger friendly.

This whole project will cost under $10 for the card stock. The cutting mat, ruler, and tool will add another $15-20, but are highly reusable. Especially if you have a kid who loves papercrafting.

Other Variations of the 8-Bit Heart Card

As stated above there are other tutorials and PDF files of this card that have been made, based on the above tutorial. The first one comes from the maker of the original card. Kate made a second version of her heart card, which you can find here.


Here’s one featuring an 8-bit heart and a quote from the first The Legend of Zelda game. This version comes to us from Fungus Amungus at The tutorial is located here.

8-Bit Heart Valentine


Lastly, if you are looking for something that is more obvious that it is from The Legend of Zelda, try this one from quidprosno at You can find the file for it here.


I hope you enjoy this craft of an 8-bit heart card for Valentines Day. Be sure to check our Mom’s the Gamer’s Video Game Crafts board on Pinterest for more ideas and more LoZ hearts. Happy crafting, everyone!

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