Here is a free printable butterfly Valentine if you need something quick and easy. Print a few butterflies on colored cardstock, add a few embellishments and you are ready to celebrate! If you need a quick and easy Valentine these butterflies are perfect.


Related: You will also want to see all the fun Valentine ideas to print. There are over 100 printable Valentine cards.

Butterfly Valentine Supplies

  • Colored cardstock that can be printed with your home printer. (No printer at home? No worries! You can easily make copies at big box office supply stores like Office Max)
  • Glue
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • Embellishments (glitter, bits of paper, stick-on jewels, etc)
  • Lollipop (Tootsie Pop, Blow Pop, etc. – anything round for the head)
  • Tape

TIP: If you prefer not to print a whole swarm of butterflies, print one butterfly on heavy cardstock and use it as a template. Kids can use the template to draw around and cut one out of construction paper and add their own special messages. This can be a fun Valentine’s Day butterfly craft.

How to make a butterfly Valentine

Download the Butterfly Valentine, print on colored card stock, cut out, make slits for the sucker, add some decorations (cut-out shapes of paper, stickers, glitter, etc.), insert the sucker, and then add some wiggly eyes to the top of the sucker.  You could even add a small piece of pipe cleaner for the antenna. Add a piece of tape to the back to keep the sucker securely in place. How easy is that!

Lollipop Valentines

Whether you call it a lollipop or sucker you can use Tootsie Pops and Blow Pops to make some clever Valentines that are sure to be a hit!

If you don’t want to decorate your Valentine then here is another version that makes a sweet Valentine!

Lollipop Butterfly

If you prefer a flower how sweet are these? Printable Flower Valentines

Printable Flower Valentines

These ladybugs are perfect if you know someone who prefers bugs!

Ladybug Valentines

Stylish friends might like these paper doll Valentines! Hope all these ideas help you to have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Hi,
    Thank you so much for this adorable printable! My only suggestion is to take off the pink border. While it looks cute, it is such a waste of precious ink. We’re very happy with the butterflies though. 🙂

  2. You can fit four to a page but you have to cut them out and scan them. Worked fine for me and saved lots of card stock. My problem is getting the lolli-pops in without tearing the paper. Think I need to cut my slits bigger… Cute craft. My [pre-k] daughter is super excited to decorate them.


  4. Arg, I hate waisting ink and on my new computer the programs don’t just let me delete the unnecessary and fit as many butterflies on a a page as possible, you could probably fit at least 3 on a page without the writing! Tried for an hour, now just resigning to waste my pretty paper and ink cause I want this! It’s cute, but could be more practical!

  5. Great craft. To avoid the extra lines when printing, right click on the image, then select save. This will download it in Adobe on your desktop; print from there no problem.

  6. Thank you so much. The Butterfly is perfect as my PreK class is called, “The Butterfly Class.” They will love them. Thanks again for sharing.

  7. Very cute idea. Occasionally when I see cute things like this it makes me want to teach younger grades 🙂 I’m sure I could do this with my grade 8s with some success too though. hrmmm…

  8. thanks for this cute idea! i am going to use them for my daughter’s class valentines 🙂 Many many thanks, you are so talented.

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