DIY Owl Valentines for Kids + Free Printable
Make Valentine’s Day even sweeter with these unique and adorable DIY Valentines Candy Cards! These owl-themed candy cards for Valentine’s Day are perfect for your child’s classroom party or to give to friends and family! Plus, a free printable!
Every year for Valentine’s Day, I love coming up with fun and creative treats, cards, or crafts to hand out to my family and friends. I mean what better way to show your love than with a cute Valentine that you made, right?! This year I came up with these adorable Owl DIY Valentines Candy Cards.
Whether you’re looking for unique valentines to pass out to classmates, or a simple card for your kids or your friends, these cute owls will make your heart melt.
They take roughly 20 minutes to make and are super easy. You can fill them with M&M’s or another Valentine’s candy, or you can put non-candy treats in them, too!
Free Printable Message Hearts
These Owl Valentines Candy Cards also come with a free printable message heart. There are 3 different messages including:
- Owl Always Be Your Friend
- You’re a Hoot!
- Owl Be Your Valentine
Instructions for downloading and printing these hearts are below.
How to Make DIY Owl Valentines Candy Cards
Whether you are planning to make a bunch for classroom valentines or just a few for your kids these little owl Valentines cards are so easy to make with one of the Cricut Explore Air machines or a Cricut Maker.
TIP: if you do not have a Cricut Explore Air™ or another machine, simply search Google for a fitting image, print it, cut it out and then trace it onto a heavy weight piece of paper so you can use it as a template.
You’ll find step-by-step instructions along with images below so you can see just how EASY these sweet little treats are to make.
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Tools You Will Need
- Card Stock in Valentine’s Colors
- Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Maker, or another die cutting machine (or scissors)
- Owl File if you have a Cricut
- color printer – this is the one I have and I love it!
- Message Hearts (download and print HERE)
- M&M’s® Cupids Mix Milk Chocolate Valentine’s colors or other small candy
- 3 x 4″ clear treat bags
- Stapler with staples
DIY Owl Valentines Candy Cards Instructions
Step One: Create the Owls in Design Space
- To get started, open Design Space, then open a new project.
- Go to ‘insert images’ and do a search for ‘owl’. The one I used as a basis for these DIY Valentines candy cards was mostly teal in color with brown ‘wings’. Image info is: Owl #M3B9B5.
- Size the owl image to 4.98″ wide by 5.79″high.
- Next, ungroup the design, and keep only the bottom two layers along with the nose and claws.
- Now insert an oval shape measuring 2.1″ in width and in 1.61″ in height and splice it out of both layers.
- You are welcome to use my file HERE. Update 2022: I do not think you can access personal files anymore, but you are welcome to try!
Step Two: Add Hearts
- Do a search for “hearts” and insert a heart shape on the design.
- Resize each heart to measure 2.14 in width and 2.03 in height.
Step Three: Cut Out Owls and Hearts
- Next use your Cricut or other die cutting machine to cut out the owls and the hearts.
- I used three shades of pink cardstock along with a piece of white cardstock for the owls and used yellow cardstock for the beaks and claws.
- You will have a top owl layer (the one with the eyes on it) and a bottom layer owl.
Step Three: Attach Beaks and Claws
- use a dab of glue to attach the beak and feet in place on the top layer (the one with the eyes) of the owl.
Step Four: Attach Treat Bag to Bottom Owl Layer
- Flip the bottom owl layer (the one without the eyes) over so that the backside is facing up and center the candy bag so that it fits directly behind the cut out oval shape. You can see what this looks like in the picture below Step Six.
- Fold the bottom corners of the treat bag so they do not show from the front side.
- Staple the bag in place making sure you staple as close to the owl’s feet as possible so the staples will not show on the front side once you add the second layer in step five.
- Be sure to staple the sides of the bag, too, but do not staple the top side of the bag. Leave it open.
- Do not add candy yet either.
Step Five: Attach Layers
- Now, flip the bottom owl layer back over and glue the top owl layer on top of it. This way the staples used to attach the bag will not be seen.
- Allow the glue to dry completely.
Step Six: Now Add Candy
- Once the glue is completely dry, flip the owl back over and add the M&Ms to the bag making sure the candies lay flat in a single layer.
Step Seven: Seal Candy Bag
- Fold the top of the bag over, and tape it shut.
Step Eight: Print Message Hearts
- Download the PDF printable message hearts and locate and open the file on your computer.
- Now insert the cardstock into your printer, make sure you are printing in color, and then print the hearts.
PRINTING TIP: Make sure you use a semi-heavy weight paper as well as your printer’s best quality setting to print since you will be gluing into the cardstock hearts.
Step Nine: Cut and Glue
- Once the ink is dry, carefully cut out each individual message heart out using scissors.
- Attach the heart message to the card stock hearts with a dab of glue and allow to dry.
- Once dry, use glue to attach the message heart in place under one of the owl’s wings at an angle.
- Allow to dry.
And there you have it. A super cute candy card for Valentine’s Day that is perfect for kids or friends!
I hope you love these Owl Valentines Candy Cards for kids as much as I enjoyed making them! Make sure to pin it and share it with family and friends!
MORE FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLES
Looking for more printable Valentines ideas? You’ll love these:
- Printable Candy Bar Wrappers for Valentine’s Day
- Printable Valentine’s Day Stickers
- Valentine’s Charades Printable Game
- Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies + Printable Treat Bag Topper – cute Valentine idea!