Today I thought I’d share a free printable with you all! I created a simple little butterfly valentine with the cute saying, “You make my HEART FLUTTER”. Get it?! It’s not in your face obvious but the wings are made up of 2 hearts stuck together.
You can use any lollipop as the butterfly’s head and body. I love blow pops so we went with those but Tootsie Pops don’t have the twisted wrapper hanging off the top so that is another good one to use.
After you cut out the shape of the wings, fold the butterfly in half so the wings are together. That makes it very easy to cut the slits for the lollipop stick and also gives the wings some dimension.
I designed them as simply as I could, and here’s why:
I tried to make it all as customizable as possible by not adding my own colors with ink so that you can do whatever you want. By printing it on different colored pieces of card stock you can stick to traditional Valentine’s colors or do the whole rainbow.
I also kept the font simple so that even new readers can read them, as opposed to using a pretty cursive. I was trying to keep my 1st grader in mind and thought it’d be silly for someone his age to have to have help reading the valentine.
I also left a lot of blank space so that your child can go to town decorating it. We just used crayons on these but of course markers, paint, and stickers would all be great. We also used a little heart punch that Audrey got for Christmas since she had asked for lots of art supplies. So any decorative punches would be fun. We glued googly eyes onto the lollipop. First, we used Elmer’s glue which was nice so that Audrey had full ownership of the project but some were falling off (she might not have used enough glue) so then I used hot glue.
You can click here to download the butterflies. I put 4 to a page to save on paper.
And last, but definitely the cutest, are a couple of the ones that Audrey worked on while I photographed the others. I kept mine super simple but she went all out and made each one very different. She also liked choosing different colored eyes for each one. She really enjoyed getting to do each step herself, from cutting them all out, to coloring, glueing the eyes (with Elmer’s) and then putting the lollipops in the slits.
I hope you like them! If you use them I’d love to see how they turn out. Please send me a link to where you post your versions on the web.