Jan 17

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids

Thanks to U.S. Toy company for providing the novelties for these crafts!

Get inspired with 6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids along with free printables to craft your classroom Valentines. These ideas are fun, easy and inexpensive at $8 or less for 12-48 valentines.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables by threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

Materials needed: novelties of your choice, some card stock or matte photo paper, glue dots or twine, scissors and a small hole punch.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables

How fun are these self-inking Valentine stamps, right? They have a bunch of different designs with cute graphics and fun sayings like “Bee mine!”

Instructions: Print off the Stamp printable on card stock or matte photo paper, trim and secure the stamp with a glue dot.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables

My youngest loves bugs, and I knew these Gro Insects would be something he would love to share with his friends. Drop the bug in water and they grow 600%!  These would also be cute with little bug figures.

Instructions: Print off the Bugs printable on card stock or matte photo paper, trim, fold each topper, place the Gro Insect in a 3.75″ cello bag and use glue dots to attach the topper.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables by threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

Bubbles are always a hit, and these cute Valentine Heart Bubbles have a heart wand and are the perfect size for little hands.

Instructions: Print off the Bubble printable on card stock or matte photo paper, punch two holes with a small single hole punch, loop some twine through, and tie a bow around the bubbles.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables by threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

These Wild Animals come in really fun colors and a big bag of 48 animals.  You can make a ton of Valentines for very little.

Instructions: Print off the Wild printable on card stock or matte photo paper, punch two holes with a small single hole punch, loop some twine through, and tie a bow around the animal. Also available in a fun Giraffe and Leopard print.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables by threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

I fell in love with these Bone Crayon Sets at the store. Six bone-shaped crayons in assorted colors are in each container.

Instructions: Print off the Woof printable tags on card stock or matte photo paper, trim,  punch one hole with a small single hole punch and tie on with some twine or ribbon. I also made these tags in a pink version if you prefer.

6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids + FREE Printables by threelittlemonkeysstudio.com

Lip Whistles are hilarious and fun. Especially if you are sending them to someone else’s house. Kids love them, and the parents will thank you later. Or think of ways to repay the favor. ;)

Instructions: Print off the Kiss printable on card stock or matte photo paper, trim and attach the whistle with a glue dot or small dab of hot glue.

Tell me, what kind of Valentine’s Day cards will your kids be handing out at school this year?

About Gretchen

Gretchen Brittain, of Three Little Monkeys Studio, is a party printables designer, blogger and event stylist. She is mom to three little red heads and a lover of all things vintage and crafty. Gretchen's work has been featured on Hostess With The Mostess, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Pizzazzerie, Amy Atlas Events, Kara's Party Ideas and more.
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5 Responses to 6 Candy-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids

  1. Pingback: 10 DIY Valentines for Kids | A to Zebra Celebrations

  2. Lisa says:

    I love candy-free valentines! We used the bubble printable. It was a hit! Thanks!

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