Make A School of Fish For Valentine’s Day

DIY School of Fish Valentines - perfect for kids to hand out to their class!

Looking for the perfect valentines for your kids to pass out at school? These printable fish valentines are super easy to make and tons of fun. Simply print + cut the template, apply the decorative pattern of your choice, write a message inside, and fill with candy.  Just be sure to make enough so there are plenty of fish in the sea!

DIY School of Fish Valentines

We used our new line of peel & stick stencils to apply the fish scale patterns. They are remarkably easy to use, making it a snap to decorate a stack of valentines in no time flat. The stencils are available now at Michaels Stores—grab a pack and whip up a school for yourself!

DIY School of Fish Valentines

What You’ll Need

  • Printable fish valentine template (download here)
  • Card stock in the colors of your choice
  • Stencils (we used our new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte Peel & Stick Stencils, available now at Michaels Stores)
  • Paint
  • Paint brush (or stencil dauber)
  • Candy of your choice to fill the fish
  • Scissors
DIY School of Fish Valentines


  1. Print + cut the fish valentine template.
  2. Apply the fish scale pattern using the paint and stencil of your choice.
  3. Once the paint dries, fold the fish in half.
  4. Add your personal message inside the fish.
  5. Place your Valentine’s Day prize inside and seal using double-sided tape on the head, tail, and each of the tabs.
  6. That’s all there is to it!
DIY School of Fish Valentines

Happy crafting & lots of love for Valentine’s Day!