You Spice Up My Life Valentine’s Day Free Printable

heart shaped bowl filled with spicy valentine for kids

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Do you have any Takis lovers in your house?! My 9-year-old daughter loves snacks. When my husband or I take her to the store these days, the first thing she grabs is a bag of Takis. She LOVES them, which is crazy because I can’t do spicy (unless it’s cinnamon). Since we are creating a few printables for Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to make one around her favorite snack (perfect to give to her classmates). You spice up my life is perfect for the little spice lovers in your life!

This adorable printable features a little chili pepper with heart eyes, drawn by my 16-year-old daughter, especially for this printable. All you have to do is print, punch a hole, add a ribbon bow, and tape to your favorite spicy snack.

 

spice up my life valentine

Before I share the free printable and the step-by-step instructions on how to create this “you spice up my life” valentine, let me share a little about the things we used for ours.

While you don’t have to use Takis, we chose the 25 pack of individual mini bags of Takis. They are pretty inexpensive and wind up costing less than $.50 per valentine, which is a great price point, especially when you have more than 20 in your child’s class.

If you think Takis may be too spicy for the kids you are giving these to, a few other options I just thought of off of the top of my head are red hots or hot tamales. You can find either of these options for $1 per box. 

Another great option is to buy a bunch of packs of cinnamon gum. That can cost you somewhere around $.67 each. It’s also a very affordable option!

You can use any ribbon for your bow, but if you choose grosgrain ribbon as I did, I recommend burning the edges a bit with a lighter to stop it from fraying.

How to Create You Spice Up My Life Valentine for Kids

  what you'll need to make spice up my life Valentine      

You’ll need:
You Spice Up My Life Printable
A spicy snack
Cardstock Paper
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Tape
Ribbon
Hole Punch

steps to make spice up my life Valentine steps to make spice up my life Valentine

Directions:

  1. Download our free You Spice Up My Life Printable, open in Adobe Acrobat, and print on cardstock paper (you can also use regular printer paper if that’s all you have available).
  2. Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut out each card (8 on each page).
  3. Punch one hole in each card.
  4. Cut a 4″ piece of ribbon.
  5. Pull one end of the ribbon through the hole and tie it into a knot to form a bow on each card.
  6. Use a piece of tape to tape your card to your spicy snack.

What do you think of our Valentine creation? If spicy is not for you, make sure to keep an eye out (and sign up for our e-newsletter) because we will be sharing at least two to three more printables this year! We also have a bunch that we’ve shared over the years. Make sure to check out all of our Valentine posts.

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You Spice Up My Life features a spicy snack, a card (we are providing the free printable) and ribbon. Perfect for your kid's classmates.
You Spice Up My Life features a spicy snack, a card (we are providing the free printable) and ribbon. Perfect for your kid's classmates.

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  1. Ha! These are so cute and creative! Sometimes I wish my kids were still little enough to trade Valentines. So fun!

  2. My daughter is obsessed with Takis, and this would be such a fun idea. I’ve seen the little packets of takis as well. Thanks for the idea, so easy to put together!

  3. These printables are SO cute! I remember having to make these for the class when my kids were younger…it’s always such a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

  4. Frankly, I don’t think I’ve already tried Takis but this looks like a very cool idea to spice up the hearts day!

  5. OMG, my daughter will love these. She’s been looking for what to share with her friends this year.

  6. We tried these recently for the first time. The kids would love them for Valentine’s Day treats.

  7. This is really cute! I can have the kids label everything with this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow this is so perfect for Valentine’s Day I’m sure the kids love this so much these are so cute

  9. These are so cute! My kids recently discovered Flamin Hot Cheetos, and this would go perfectly with them.

  10. This is really great idea for this coming Valentine’s!! The pieces are so cute and for sure, the receiver will find it adorable too!

  11. My nephew can’t get enough of Takis! But I think it’s my niece who’d really love working on this little project.

  12. Taki lovers over here, lol. My kids are just like your daughter, they cannot get enough of it, and it is the first item they request when we are at the grocery store. They would love this. Cute valentine’s day creation.

  13. Can you believe I’ve never tried Takis yet? I do like spice so I should really try them. Anyways these are adorable valentine’s cards for a spicy food. Thanks for the printables.

  14. These valentines are super cute. My 16 year old loves spice (I’m the same as you — cinnamon is the spiciest that I will go). While he won’t give any valentine’s out this year (big cool teen), my 14 year old daughter totally would print these out and attach them to the packages of Takis.