I'd SNAP at the chance to be your Valentine!

    Posted by  ·  February 6, 2008

    Here is a free Valentine download for you if you dare (lots of cutting, folding, gluing….)

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    First download and print out an alligator and inside of mouth

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    Cut out pieces

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    Lightly score lines on pillow box and gently fold

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    Put glue on side flap of pillow box and fold together, leaving the ends open. Allow to dry a few minutes before folding in the ends of the box.

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    Score about 1/2 inch from the end of the upper mouth piece so it can open and close (see final picture). Fold in ends on box and begin gluing on upper and lower mouth and the tail.Use lots of glue stick! Use a rubber band to secure pieces while they are drying.

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    Fold edge of each leg and glue to sides of box

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    Add some googly eyes and fill box with candy

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    1. Patty
      Sunday, February 5th, 2012
      I love these! I'll start making them tonight for my first graders. Thanks for sharing!
    2. Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
      I just loved the alligator valentine-I made them for church! I'm sure they will be a hit.Thank you for free downloads.
    3. Sam
      Thursday, February 9th, 2012
      These are the cutest things ever!
      Thanks for the download!
    4. C's Mom
      Saturday, February 11th, 2012
      I am so happy I found this...going to use for my son's friends and my class (I'm a teacher) kids to make too!!!!!
    5. Amy Votaw
      Sunday, February 12th, 2012
      Our town mascot for all the schools from elementary to high school is Gators...I am so glad that I found this so that my daughter and I can make these to give to her friends on Valentine's day. We are making them today and tomorrow so she can pass them out on tuesday. I love this!!!
    6. Rachael
      Monday, February 13th, 2012
      Does not work, and I do not really like it.
    7. JBFrogie
      Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
      I cannot download the attachment cause I have a iMac BS
    8. Ronda Briley
      Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
      Thanks so much for sharing, I made these for my grandson's second grade class. I used pinking shears to cut the saying, to make it look like sharp teeth. All the children loved their Valentine's and my grandson was so proud as he helped make them.
    9. Belinda Salcido
      Saturday, December 29th, 2012
      Thank you so much for sharing this download. It is adorable.
    10. Barbara Helen
      Friday, February 8th, 2013
      It is unclear from the directions if either of the 'ends' is to be glued shut....if not, won't the candy come falling out both ends?
    11. Mary
      Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
      These are slightly tedious to make but very cute. To address the comment above, these are not mean to hold candy, simply used as a card.
      • Thursday, February 14th, 2013
        We put candy in ours.
    12. Friday, February 14th, 2014
      Thank you for an awesome template! I enjoyed making these alligators :D

      http://www.ttinkerplanett.com/2014/02/snappy-valentine.html
    13. Renee McClintock
      Sunday, January 25th, 2015
      Just wanted to say that my four year old daughter chose these this year for her classmates! She is beyond excited and I think they will be fun to make! Thank you for providing the option to create with or without the hearts! I can't wait to post them once they are made!!
    14. CJ
      Sunday, February 8th, 2015
      Thank you so much for the wonderful alligator pattern! Our grandchildren live out west and we, the grandparents, live in the south. My husband is always teasing them about alligators, so it was really fun to make this valentine for our 4 grandchildren ages 1-4. Your photos and instructions were great and I so appreciate you sharing them online.