Printable QR Code Valentines for Kids
I really liked the idea of these printable QR Code Valentines I created a couple years ago. I thought they could be a little cooler if they had sort-of a spy theme so I turned the heart closure into a wax-seal, added five different “spy” messages, and printed them on tea-dyed paper.
The spy messages are intended for classroom exchange with an emphasis on friendship. They are, from left to right:
- It’s no secret we are friends. Happy Valentine’s Day!
- I spy a friend and it’s you! Happy Valentine’s Day!
- The clues all point to friendship. Happy Valentine’s Day!
- I have a hunch we’ll be friends forever! Happy Valentine’s Day!
- You cracked the code to my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Want to make some? You will need white card stock, very strong tea (2 tea bags to 1 cup of water will dye about 8 sheets of paper), large paint brush, iron, printer, scissors, and to decode the messages, a QR reader app on your smart phone (I used the QRRReader for iPhone).
- Paint tea on the front and back of your white card stock, once dry, you may need to iron flat between two paper towels.
- Print the following PDF: QR Code Valentines at actual size using your printer’s two-sided setting.
- Cut out the 5 Valentines and cut a slit on each end along the edge of the halved wax-seal half way up or to the small tick mark.
- Address and sign each card, fold along dotted lines, and lock tabs together to complete wax seal and close.
I think that the QR concept would also make great joke/riddle cards. Want to create your own QR Codes? This is the generator I used.
Happy Valentine’s Day!