These Valentine cards are easy to make with just photopaper, a glow stick and clear tape! They’re a great alternative to cards with candy, and don’t require a lot of artsy skills. Print, tape and done. The hardest part of the whole project was getting my son to write his name in the “From” section on every card.
Materials Needed for DIY Glow Stick Valentines:
- Card stock or photo paper
- A printer
- Bracelet size glow sticks
- Clear tape
Step 1: Prepare your paper
You want to choose a sturdy paper for these- not regular printer paper. I used glossy photo paper because I happen to have a bunch of it already. If I was purchasing paper, I would have gone with card stock. Each print fits three cards.
Step 2: Download the printable PDF
Step 3: Print and cut
The PDF is at a high resolution for a good print, so make sure your printer is set on photo printing (or similar) for the best results. There are gray lines for cutting guides.
Step 4: Attach the glow-sticks
You can usually find packs of multi-colored bracelet size glow sticks at the dollar store. The glow stick should fit perfectly across the front. I used two pieces of clear tape to secure it to the card. My original idea was to punch holes and make it look like it was going through the heart, but that made the paper get all weird and lumpy. So unless you are using really sturdy paper, I recommend the tape.
Step 5: Sign and done!
Just fill out the “From” section and you’re ready for the Valentine celebration with fun and unique cards that don’t take forever to put together, and are pretty cheap to make too!