Create a “Sweet Shark Valentine” #TigerStrypesBlog 20


tbccrafters“Sweet Shark Valentine”

Here’s a gift idea for your kids, or for their classrooms for Valentine’s Day.  It’s pretty easy to make, and even if you just had to trace an outline and cut it by hand, it wouldn’t be too hard.

I saw this project in the newest FamilyFun magazine, and thought it would be a great thing to do.  It was very easy to make (maybe because the Cricut did most of the work for me) and is adorable, when finished.

You could change up the colors, add different candy or even draw on fins, if you wanted to get really into this!  I just wanted to keep it easy and make it simple for even small kids to do it.  The magazine design actually says to use regular craft glue to attach them and let it sit overnight to dry – so if you don’t want to use a hot glue gun and let the kids help, this would be the way to go.

I hope you like them!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!


Sweet Shark Valentine Craft

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Wooden Clothespins
  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Cricut or Scissors + Pen
  • Candy
  • & Time!


I started by using the Cricut to create the shark body.  You can find the template here, if you wish to make these.shark

Next, I carefully peeled each of them off of the mat, and set them out ready to be attached.shark

Now, I used my glue gun to attach the pieces to a clothespin.  Just be sure to not glue the clothespin together, so it doesn’t open.  Try to get the pieces as close as you can.  I glued the bottom one to the front and back of the clothespin, and the top portion to just the front.  This helped for it to glide over itself when you open the clothespin.shark

After that, I used my Cricut to make little hearts that look like they had been bit along an edge and had the words “Have a BITE on me!” written on them.shark

Now, to attach them to the candy, I just used my glue dots and put some on the back of each to “glue” to the packages.shark

I then put a black scrapbooking dot on the front to be the shark’s “eye”.  Since the paper was sparkly, I used a dot of glue to hold it on even better, even though the dots are sticky.  I just didn’t want them falling off.shark

Now, you can just clip the candy into the shark’s mouth and have it ready for your friends on Valentine’s Day! 🙂shark

Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24

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Lou Lou Girls
8 years ago

Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Crystal Green
8 years ago

This is really cute!I like sharks and would appreciate getting this Valentine’s Day Card.

Thank you for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty.

Rachel Ferrucci
9 years ago

My prince would totally loves these. I wish I had the cricut but I’m sure we can try the old fashioned way and cut them out 🙂

Emily, Our house now a home

These are so cute! I love them, my boy’s would love to give these to their friends at school. So fun!

Dawn Pruitt
9 years ago

That is so creative and so darn cute! Love it!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

This is so cute! What a clever idea. It can be so hard to find great Valentine’s Day ideas for boys. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂 Hope to see you again next week.

Life With Lorelai

9 years ago

I think I might try a big shark like this and give my hubby a gift card to eat out.. Cute, fun creative idea!! Love it thanks!

9 years ago

Very Cute.

9 years ago

Valentines sure have gotten more elaborate than when I was a kid! Love the shark pin!

Ellen Christian
9 years ago

That is absolutely adorable! What a cute idea!

Andrea Kruse
9 years ago

Cute! My son would love these. Great idea for Valentine’s fun.

Danette Lykins
9 years ago

Very cute Valentine! Thanks for sharing!

9 years ago

I really need to get a Cricut! These are so fun and cute, something great to bring for a class. My son would love these. Pinned and stumbled. 🙂

tara pittman
9 years ago

I love the shark pins. They can be used beyond Valentines day, so cool!