When I was a little kid, Valentines were something you bought in a little box at the drug store. You spent the night before Valentine’s Day carefully writing out the names of your classmates in block letters, making sure your best friends got the best cards from the box. If you were lucky, one or two of your friends bought the fancy Valentines that had the heart shaped sucker stuck in them. Those were always my favorite. Fast forward to today. Pinterest has created a monster. And I’m totally not hating on it. I love this stuff. I would have DIY-ed the heck out of some Valentines if I had known that was possible when I was eight.
I get that not everyone is as obsessed with DIYing all the things as I am. If you aren’t an obsessive crafter, these rubber ducky printable valentines are for you! If you are an obsessive crafter? These rubber ducky valentines are for you, too! What I’m saying is that it’s easy, but still satisfying enough for those who need to break out the scissors and glue on a daily basis.
- Mini Rubber Ducks (similar-ducks shown purchased from Michaels)
- Glue Dot Runner
- White Cardstock
- Pretzel Rod Bags
- Free Printable
The first step is to download the printable. I’ve sized it to print out at the right size to fit pretzel bags, but you may need to adjust slightly to fit the bags you’re using. Cut out the Valentines just inside of the black lines.
Before you glue them to the bags, create the fold. To get a clean fold, slightly score the fold line. I used a scoring tool, but you can use the back of a knife, a toothpick-basically anything that will create a small impression to tell the paper where you want it to fold.
You’ll also need to trim the pretzel bags. I cut the bags to be the same length as the unfolded Valentines. Place a duck inside of each bag.
I love glue dot runners-they’re one of my favorite crafting tools when I’m working with paper. If you don’t have one, you can try a glue stick or use a stapler.
Cover the entire back of the Valentine with the glue dot runner, then carefully place your trimmed bag inside the Valentine and fold it over to seal.
Individual duck Valentines, ready to hand out in class!
Just as much fun as a Valentine with a sucker, but with a lot fewer calories.
Check out all of my Valentine’s Day posts here!