Looking for a cute, last-minute Valentine card idea? These adorable Inchworm Valentine Pencil Holders couldn’t be any easier….or cuter! Simply print out the template, punch holes, and you’re ready to insert a pencil and go!
Ok, I’m totally in love with these worms.
(Never thought I would say that particular phrase.)
But, really, these little guys are the cutest Valentine “card” I’ve seen yet. And the message, “I hope every INCH of your Valentine’s Day is great!”, a-dor-able!
And they could not be any easier to make.
As you know, if it’s a large piece of equipment, a monster, a dinosaur, or a squirmy BUG, then your boys will probably love it too.
Want to see how I made them? I thought so. 🙂 Here goes.
What You’ll Need to Get Started
- my worm template, which you can find in my Printables Library here.
- a hole puncher
- a cute Valentine-themed pencil
- Optional: googly eyes (I used a pair that had one eye slightly larger than the other) 🙂
How to Assemble the Inchworm Valentines
Before you get started, you’ll want to head to the free Printables Library to download the Inchworm template. The Library is available only to newsletter subscribers, but if you’re not a subscriber, we can fix that right now. 🙂 Just sign up right here and you’re in!
Step 1: Glue the googly eyes on (if you’re using them)
Once you’ve cut out the template you’re going to use, go ahead and glue googly eyes on if you’ll be using them.
They are totally not necessary, though, because the worm has cute little eyes of his own. The silly, googly eyes just make it a smidge funnier in my opinion. 🙂
Step 2: Fold the Worm Accordian-Style
(Can we just laugh one more time about phrases I thought I’d never be saying? Ok, moving on.)
Fold your little wormy fellow up just like the picture, with the head on the bottom (valley fold) and the segment next to the head up (mountain fold).
Then continue folding the rest of the worm until it looks like this:
Step 3: Punch Holes
I squeezed one fold at a time and punched a hole, using the previous hole as a template for the next hole to punch.
I punched my holes a little lower in the circle, rather than squarely in the middle of the circle. Not necessary, but I like the way the pencil sat closer to the body of the worm.
Here are a couple worms with holes punched through. I printed these guys onto scrapbook/cardstock paper for a different look.
Don’t forget that you can use the black and white template to print onto any kind of paper that you like!
Step 4: Insert Pencil
Pop your pencil in, and your Valentine Inchworm pencil holder is ready to squirm away, delivering messages of love and happy wishes.
Don’t forget to sign your name!
And that’s all there is to it!
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Did you try it? Let us know in the comments how it turned out!
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