Printable Spy Valentines

Printable Spy Valentines

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).

tea dye

Here’s how…

  1. Paint tea on the front and back of your white card stock, once dry, you may need to iron flat between two paper towels.
  2. Print the following PDF: QR Code Valentines at actual size using your printer’s two-sided setting.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!


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    • I had a friend I used to play spies with. My son got this neat little spy kit for Christmas last year. I should post a link!

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