This post shares my DIY glow stick Valentine’s Day cards with free printables—the perfect last-minute valentines for the cool parents out there. This post also contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here.
DIY Glow Stick Valentine’s Day Cards
So my kid is 14 months old and I didn’t think I’d need to do Valentine’s Day cards for her just yet. She goes to a small home daycare. Well on our statement for this month, we had a reminder to send in five Valentine’s Day cards with a toy or treat.
THIS IS WHAT I WAS BORN TO DO!
We already had a big thing of glow sticks, so I decided to use those as the toy. If you don’t have them, they’re super cheap, and you’ll be able to play with the leftovers at home. (Tip: dim the lights, R loves them in the bath!) I cooked up these Valentine’s Day cards that you can print and use for YOUR last-minute cards.
Here’s what I used:
- Valentine’s Day cards, print them here. I recommend printing on card stock for a better feel, but I printed them on regular paper and glued them on a thick scrapbook paper.
- Optional: Scrapbook paper, I used a black glitter paper, but it’s cheaper at the craft store if you only need a sheet or two.
- Glue, I just used a glue stick I had on hand.
- Hole punch and scissors
- Glow sticks in various colors
And here’s how I made my DIY glow stick Valentine’s Day Cards.
Step 1: Print the Valentine’s Day cards. I recommend using card stock for a heavier feel, but if you use regular printer paper (like I did), you can glue them on top of some pretty scrapbook paper.
If you choose to attach the paper valentines to card stock, just cut them a bit larger than each valentine (they are each 3 inches by 5 inches).
Step 2: Next, apply the glue to the back of each cut-out valentine and attach it to the scrapbook paper cutout. To ensure it’s a clean glue, use a credit card or something similar to smooth out any bubble.
Then just flatten it by putting a book on top of it while it dries. (First pic below isn’t glued yet, my aim isn’t THAT bad.)
Step 3: Once each had dried, I used a hole punch to punch a hole in the top and bottom of each valentine.
Stick a glow stick through each and you’re done!
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