Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's a Super Valentine!

Since my son has been into comics lately, I decided to make some superhero valentine cards for him. They're generic superheros and the cape reads, "Have a SUPER Valentine's Day!". I've learned not to place anything else like, "Be my Valentine" or "heart-breaker" on them. Like a typical little boy, he does not want to hear any talk about liking girls. If I even kid with him about it, he gets upset.

I've made a template for the Valentine cards. Sorry this is so last minute. For some reason I thought Valentine's Day was on Tuesday. Thank goodness I figured it out!

Supplies:
Printed templates
Scissors
Lollipops
Tape

Click on image to make it larger, right click, copy, save, and print on heavy card stock.

Cut bottom of cape with pinking shears. Punch a hole at the top of the cape so it will fit over the lollipop stick + wrapper. The cape should stay in place on its own. No tape or glue required.

*I had my son write his name on the back of the capes.

Cut out eye masks and wrap around lollipop and tape in back. This is the most time involved part. Done!



103 comments:

hannah singer said...

LOVE these so much! thank you!

HollowSquirrel said...

Awesome and perfect for our 2 boy household! Thanks for the great idea.

Jeannette said...

Very cute! I've never seen this before. I know it will be a superhero lover very happy to get one of those :)

casey, singapore said...

super cute! it will come in handy when my boy celebrates valentine's next year! thanks!

Michele Pacey said...

Oh gosh that is so cute! you could do the same with a female super-hero as well! Fantastic idea!

Marisa said...

These are so great!! You are so creative. I just can't get over it.

Beth said...

Those are sooo cute!

Lorie said...

Those are the cutest idea I have seen this year. I am seriously trying to talk myself out of staying up tonight and redoing my son's valentines without his permission!

Zakka Life said...

Lorie,

There's always next year.

What did you make for your son's Valentine cards this year?

Danna said...

These are so Cute!!

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

They are awesome, thank you! I am so saving this for next year! Maybe by then I will also have ink in the printer. :-p

Joyce said...

these are super super cute!

Zakka Life said...

Jessica@Before The Dawn,

LOL, sometimes I wonder how much I really pay to make Valentine cards when I calculate cost of printer's ink and time. Somethings are better left unknown.

Michelle L. said...

Hilarious!!! Those superheroes could save the world, one lick at a time. Cute cute templates - the masks are killing me!

Mrs. P said...

So cute!!

Love and Lollipops said...

These are really cute! Since young my son has always referred to a lollipop as a "SUPER-Lolly", because when you remove the wrapper, but leave it on the stick...it looks like a cape...you know what I mean? Anyway, these made me smile!

Georgia

Heather said...

"Super" cute! Thanks for the template!

Angela said...

What a clever idea! Would be a wonderful super hero birthday party favor as well.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

These are absolutely SUPER!

My son would die if he received one of these! :)

Deanna said...

Super adorable! I think I will be making a version of these for my son's superhero party this summer.

Gretchen said...

Oh, those are just too cute for words! Wish I had seen this before my daughter went to school today - her superhero-obsessed "boyfriend" would have loved one! (They're five years old - and no matter what my daughter says, you don't get to remove the quotes from around boyfriend until you're at least what, 13? 15? 25?)

Nic :) said...

How super fun!
I love it!
Such a cute idea! ♥

Melissa T. said...

Your creativity is mind blowing! I want to be a mom just like you when I grow up (LOL!) <3 from a devoted follower!!

kate said...

those are so cute!

Jeff & Carrie Seeley said...

thank you...this will be a great party favor for my daughter's super hero party!

onemotherslove said...

GREAT idea!!! Thanks for sharing... maybe next year!

Anthonette said...

Oh, darn, I didn't see your blog posting until now. That is the cutest idea...ever! How fun; perfect for little boys to give out.

Zakka Life said...

Anthonette,

Glad you like the valentines. Maybe next year you can make them.

Caca said...

this is super amazingly cute.

Monica said...

Super lollipop! I hope to find the star where folkglore has it, you get another free lollipop!

oldirtyd.blogspot.com

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I absolutely love this idea, full of whimsy. One could use it for other occasions as well. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

These are BRILLIANT!!

Papgena Made It said...

I have a laugh with this! So funny!
I'll save it for later! Thanks!

Tyla said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I'm going to have to do this next year.

Carrie Phillips said...

My almost two year old is having a super hero birthday party in April and these are PERFECT! Thank you for sharing your idea!

RachellaBella said...

awesome idea! I`m definitely going to do this with my boys next Valentine`s day... Thank you!

sarah said...

I found this post through The Crafty Crow and just wanted to thank you for your great idea. We didn't use these as valentine's BUT my son's 4th birthday is the 15th and we used them as favors for his party. They were a HUGE hit. Thanks again!

Erin said...

These are totally cute! I'm bookmarking this one!

Jennifer said...

Just saw these on Pinterest!! Showing my sis...my niece wants a superhero sweet 16 next march and these would be so great as favors!! Great, great idea!! Thanks!

Nike said...

Saw these on Pinterest - bwahahahah!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! My son's class will love them.

nw_otwell said...

Love these! I am so making them for my son's kindergarten class! Did you just use a standard hole puncher for the stick holes?

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

These are adorable! I'm featuring them on my blog at Love Bug Living! http://www.lovebugliving.com/2012/01/pinterest-valentines-inspiration.html

Kristin said...

Perfect for my son's preschool class - All boys!

Anonymous said...

These are very cute! I just printed out enough for two of my boys' classes and it is a lot of ink! Just a suggestion; could you make the templates with just a black outline (not colored?) Then we could print them on any color cardstock we wanted and save ink too. Thanks again for the cute valentine!

Crystal said...

I LOVE this and will be using it for my daughters class. Thank you! I am featuring it today!
www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

hi, I saw this on Pinterest, and my boys chose this craft over the others they had to choose from. Just made the first one and it was super easy and very cute! thanks so much for the great idea :)
andrea

Tricia said...

SUPER cute! Thank you!

Michelle Paige said...

What a fabulous idea! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have your creativity! Thanks, Michelle
http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Burt Fam said...

Adorable! My son loved this idea. Thank you so much!

raenad said...

Holy cow! This is perfect, and my five year old daughter also loves super heroes! Thanks for sharing!

Making of a Mom said...

OK I LOVE this! It is a little bit harder to find some cute boyish Valentine's treat because everything is so girly! This is amazing! This will be featured on my Top 10 Valentine Crafts list on Friday Jan. 27, 2012! You will be able to find that list on friday here: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-super-valentine.html

Keitha said...

These are adorable! Thank you so much for the free download. My son LOVES superheroes and is excited to give these to his classmates on Valentines. I was so excited about these that I put a link on my blog to this post.

lukes mom said...

my son has an alias of Agent L has been that way for several years now. These aren't really a spy but in his eyes spies and hero's both do good so he LOVED them and cannot wait to give them out to all his friends! my sister sent me the link she uses pinterest all the time but i definatly have told many of my friends!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

We're huge SuperHero fans at our house and are excited to make these for classroom Valentines this year. Thanks for sharing your templates!

I featured you on my blog today:
http://www.moneywisemoms.com/2012/01/frugal-valentines-for-kids/

bp said...

I'm going to make these for one of the mailbox surprises for our Valentine countdown. Thanks!

Tami said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
http://funfamilycrafts.com/super-valentine/


If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE these!

I am doing a segment on my local Fox affiliate's morning show about kids DIY Valentine's and wanted to know if I could bring this idea with me to show off?

I will also link about it on my blog and have a link on my blog to get to your site to download the printable. Giving you full credit on my blog of course.

Would that be ok?

Thanks so much
Ashley
Simply Designing
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Thank you! My daughter, who's in 4th grade, is making these for the boys in her class & butterfly ones for the girls :)

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

I love this idea so much, I just featured it in my "Boy's V-day round-up". Thanks for the inspiration.
Tara
http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/01/homemade-valentines-for-boys.html

Zakka Life said...

Tara,

Glad you could use them.

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

This is by far my favorite boy valentine idea that I've found. I didn't use your printables, but made my own to print on different patterned scrapbook paper. Thank you so much for the idea! My son will be handing them out at preschool next week.

Jen and Buzz said...

cutest idea ever!! My son is so excited to make these. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!!

Sarah said...

I had to tape my cape on. What did I do wrong? Very cute!

Zakka Life said...

Sarah,

Try pulling the cape over the wrapper part and it should stay in place on its own. (refer to pictures).

A Mother and A Daughter said...

These are so cute! I made them for my son to hand out to his preschool class. I will be linking your blog to my post on Thursday. Thanks for a great idea! ~ Alicia

Myra said...

Thanks so much for sharing! These are so fun!

Anonymous said...

Where are the templates?

Rebecca & Jeff said...

Thank you so much for sharing, these are so awesome!

Aimee @ everydayepistle.com said...

Found this through Pinterest. What a terrific idea! Buying supplies today to make these with my child for Valentine's Day. Thank you!

Editt said...

Such a fun idea that my boys love. I wanted something different then the store bough valentines. Thank you for sharing!!! (And making my life easier by having the template there. You deserve a major valentine this year!)

ReFormedArt said...

Always amazes me how clever people are. These are awesome and so much fun.

Amy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this printable. My daughter & I had a blast making these and I know the boys in her class will love them :) You are the best!

Anonymous said...

When I print these there are lines across the cape and mask as if they were printed on notebook paper. What am I doing wrong?

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Thanks so much for this adorable inspiration!! We did a take on these with our girls and they are so cute!

Cowtown Camera Girl said...

These are SO cute! Thank you for sharing! We made these at our house last night. Perfect for our little 4 year old superhero to hand out to his friends.

http://www.cowtowncameragirl.com/blog/?p=5544

Anonymous said...

These are very cute. You did a nice job with them.

They are exactly like the ones featured in the Disney Family Fun magazine February issue.

http://familyfun.go.com/valentines-day/valentines-day-cards/caped-cute-sader-1033798/

If you used them as inspiration, you should include a link back to the source in your article.

Zakka Life said...

Dear anonymous,

Thanks for the concern. Actually, I'm the original designer of the Valentines and Disney bought the rights from me to use them in their magazine.

Frolicking Night Owl said...

THANK YOU! My 4-yr old son is very excited about these.

Binka said...

my church would really like to use this idea for fathers day. is there anyway to change the colors and take off the words and hearts?

PharmacyCupcake said...

Hi!

I love these! How do I go about personalising the writing on the cape? I want to use it for a wedding you see! Xx

Anonymous said...

how do you get the masks to stay on the tootsie pop. tap doesn't stick to the waxy paper

lemondedis said...

très mignon !... merci pour le partage...

cobo said...

Thanks for the great idea! My son loves super heroes and I can't wait for him to bring these to daycare for his buddies. Bought the lollipops today!

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

Love the idea!!! My husband is receiving Superman VDay gifts so this is a perfect addition. I'll be sure to mention your post on my site (http://www.thenewlywedpilgrimage.com) once I post photos of our VDay. :)

Tara said...

Tried to print these off and the quality is awful when you make the picture bigger. Am I doing something wrong? I copy and pasted into a word document and then enlarged the picture.

Zakka Life said...

Tara,

Click on the image twice to make the picture its original size. Then, copy and paste. Hope that works for you :)

Rhonda said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm totally using this for my preschooler.

Stori Vickers said...

Uggh..... always someone has to stir up some trouble. Even if it's just a smidgen. Sooooooo Annoying! Go make some Valentine's with your kids and give your sassy thoughts a break.

Heather said...

My son is cutting out his capes and masks this very moment...he is so excited. Just exclaimed "oh yeah" in fact. Yep I'd say he's excited!!!

Marci said...

Just exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome!

my4evrfmly said...

I made these for my Cub Scouts. They loved them! Thanks for your great idea!

Anonymous said...

I'm making these for my co-workers. Haha! Thanks for sharing

mommaloves7 said...

thanks for the cute idea. I made them for 2 boys. Thea turned out great!

Heather said...

What size should these be printed for them to be the right size? When I save the file it's 17" x 22".
Thanks.

jessica okui said...

Heather,

They sized to fit on a 8 1/2 by 11 paper.

Lexy said...

Absolutely the cutest "BOY" idea I've seen in a long time. Do you have another lollipop idea or something for a "GIRL" also?

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

These are so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn in WV said...

My six-year-old girl is REALLY into super heroes... especially Wonder Woman. I found this site through a Google search. Thank you greatly for the idea!

Tracy Bryan said...

Had fun with this. Made 35 of then for my 4 yp old grandsons classmates. So cute and very creative.

rebekah said...

this is a super idea, really dig it! i love that it's girl and boy friendly and will work for various lollipops. thanks for sharing this!

Choate Family said...

These are so awesome! Thank you!

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