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Anyone can buy those cheap Valentines that you can pick up from any store. They come in a thousand designs and are a simple a grab and go sort of thing. No thought required. Just slap on a piece of candy or a pencil and the Valentines Day prep is over. It’s nice and easy, but if you are feeling a little crafty you could make these adorable DIY Valentines Day Crocodile Treat Bags. They can hold a lot more than one piece of candy and aren’t that hard to make either. Plus they show you actually put some effort into those Valentines Day parties classroom moms work so hard to throw.
DIY Valentines Day Crocodile Treat Bags
- mini sack bags
- half circle scissors
- crocodile clothespin puppet
- I Could eat you up printable
- hot glue gun
- decorative craft washi masking tape
Follow instructions to make crocodile clothespin puppet. Set aside.
With half circle scissors, cut off about an inch off the top of the mini sack bag. Using washi masking tape, wrap the center of the cutoff piece with a strand of tape. Also, wrap the bottom of the sack with a piece of colorful tape. It’s okay if it’s not perfectly centered at first. Just peel off the washi tape and try again. This tape can be reapplied several times before it loses its stickiness.
The tape I used was United Tapes Decorative Craft Washi Masking Tape. It is a set of 12 washi tapes in vibrant fun designs. Perfect for Valentines Day and many other holidays and crafts. The tape sticks well to paper, is flexible, and can easily be torn by hand.
Once you have applied the tape to the cutoff sack piece place it around the remaining bag like a sleeve.
Fill sack with goodies. Print out the I Could eat you up printable. attack, and close the sack with the crocodile clothespin puppet.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.