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

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


First download and print out an alligator and inside of mouth


Cut out pieces


Lightly score lines on pillow box and gently fold


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.


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.


Fold edge of each leg and glue to sides of box


Add some googly eyes and fill box with candy



35 Responses to “I’d SNAP at the chance to be your Valentine!”

  1. heidi Says:

    you’re right. i love it! what a great snow day project!

  2. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings Says:

    As always your creativity is amazing.

  3. aliciaalferman Says:

    Cindy- you are amazing. That’s the cutest thing ever!

  4. Jenny Says:

    Too cute! What a great idea as always!! Happy Valentines!

  5. Teresa Says:

    All my Grandchildren live on the East Coast, so I usually only mail small & flat . But this is so cute!!!

  6. miss chris Says:

    Wow. Just. wow. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. peskycat Says:

    AHHHH soo sweet – i made 4 and placed them round the house for my hubbie to find!!!! Each one contained a Green and Black’s mini bar and a red heart with a love IOU on. He loved them!

  9. rohanknitter Says:

    These are so cute – thanks for the pattern!
    I made one for each of my boys and filled them with m & m’s.
    (I have a pic on my blog at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/rohanknitter)

  10. amy h Says:

    This is so cute! Of course, it is well after Valentine’s and I’m just now seeing it. But my crocodile/alligator-obsessed daughter would love making these any time. I’ll have to download it. Thanks!

  11. Tara Says:

    You are being featured today at Trendy Treehouse. Go grab your award.

    Thanks for a great project!!!

  12. elisa Says:

    I just made this while I was sitting at work. I absolutely love it! totally gonna give it to my boyfriend for valentines day with reeses inside 🙂 thanks so much!

  13. Rachel Says:

    Hi Cindy!
    I just wanted to let you know that you have shared an idea that I thought was awesome! I have featured some of my favorite Valentine-inspired ideas on my blog at http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-inspirations.html. I’ve included a link to your page for my followers.

  14. thomas Says:

    The Pillow Box Alligator with pink hearts is so wonderful.
    They are perfect for vigilon.

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