75 Creative Valentine Crafts For Kids (2024)

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December 31, 2022·12 min·2383 words·Amanda Mosher

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Candy-Free Valentine crafts for Kids

Go sugar-free with these adorable candy-free kids valentine ideas.

  1. Crayons–Simply perfect for a budding artist! Certainly, every kid could use a new box of crayons! This set is always my kiddos’ favorite. So much better than candy!
  2. Squeeze Applesauce– These healthy pouches would be the perfect addition to a classroom party. Kids won’t even realize you snuck in a nutritional snack!
  3. Bubbles– Bubbles like these can keep the kids entertained for hours!
  4. “Cutie” Oranges– Get ready for all kinds of jokes that start with “Orange you glad…”when you pass these cuties out! Fresh fruit is such a great Valentine’s idea.
  5. Goldfish Crackers– What kid doesn’t love these? (And what adult doesn’t hide in the pantry to steal them?) These adorable printables are the perfect valentine gift, and you probably won’t even have to run to the store!
  6. Hand Sanitizer– Similarly, a clever alternative to the “cootie shot” is using some small bottles of anti-bacterial hand gel. Truly, these are sure to be a hit!
  7. Kinetic Sand–Keep hands busy and let their creative juices flow with a mini sandbox filled with kinetic sand!
  8. EOS Lip Balm–I think this might be the only way a boy would appreciate lip balm when it looks like a comic strip! So perfect for class valentine ideas.
  9. Pencils–Practical kid’s classroom valentine ideas using pencils that are sure to please teachers everywhere.
  10. Crazy Straws–You could pair silly straws with the printable valentines and a drink, too!
  11. Loom Bracelets– Who knew something so simple would keep kids so busy?! Grab a loom kit and some self-sealing bags, and you are good to go!
  12. Glow in the Dark Sticks– Anything that glows in the dark willbrighten their day! These sticks are an awesome deal!
  13. Toy Bugs–Icky and creepy, but these little critters totally perfect for yourlittle explorers.
  14. Balloons– As far as classroom valentine ideas go, it seriously doesn’t get any easier than giving out balloons. Most importantly, these would be the perfect last-minute option!
  15. Bouncy Balls– A classic toy that’s ideal for boys and girls! Without question, bouncy balls are great valentine gifts for toddlers.
  16. Play-doh–Kids love play-doh. Okay, let’s be honest… I still love play-doh! But these little containers also make a great valentine!
  17. Stickers– Stickers like these are perfect for kids of all ages. Theyare so fun and would make a perfect, inexpensive valentines gift.
  18. Watercolor Paint– The perfect creative kid’s valentines idea! You can get the darling mini paint sets here.
  19. Whoopee Cushions– If you agree to this one, then you probably don’t want to be in the room when your kid hands them out. Whoopee cushions are always a hoot!

Quick & Easy Valentines for Kids

When a Valentine’s Day party sneaks up on you, these ideas are easy to pull off at the last minute! Whether you need to think of cute Valentine’s Day snacks for the classroom, toddler valentine ideas, or other clever Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, we have you covered.20. “I am Wheel-y Glad We’re Friends” Hot Wheels Valentine–You can never have enough cars to “vrooom” around the house! Grab your 9-pack of Hot Wheels here so it’s a breeze to put together!21. Printable Valentine Treat Bag Labels–The beauty of these treat bags is that you can fill them with anything you’ve got – from baked goods to candy!22. “I Think You’re a Star” Starburst Valentines– In other words, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, you’ve hit the jackpot! Grab a bag of Starbursts and you’re set for an entire classroom {or two}!23. “Frozen” Themed Printable Valentines–The popularity of the movie means these valentines (using some fruit snacks like these) will be a huge success, too!24. “Minecraft” Themed Printable Valentines–A simple candy wrapper using Hershey Nuggetsthat are sure to make the game-loving kids smile!25. Funny Mustache and Lips Valentines– Turn Blow Pops into even MORE fun and don’t forget to bring your camera – the kids will definitely want to see how silly they look!26. “You Rock” Pop RocksPrintable Valentines from Hip2Save– Add these adorable printables to some Pop Rocks, and the kids won’t be able to get enough of these crackling Valentines!27. “Star Wars” Themed Printable Valentines– Yoda and PrincessLeia are the coolest, nerdy Valentines your kids can give. Leia’s iconic hair comes together with some yummy Hershey’s hugs, and Yoda has his very own lightsaber using glow sticks! Genius.28. “Won’t Chew Be My Valentine?” Bubblegum Printables–With this clever pun, all you need is a few gumballsto finish off the card.29. “You are Extra Awesome” Gum Valentines–This one might not be perfect for a school valentine, but everyone does love gum!30. “Glad We are in the Same Troop” Printable Valentines–Can you say PERFECT for a boy’s or girl’s scout troop?! Above all, don’t forget to grab these little army guys!31. Candy Heart Arrow Valentines–The sweetest version of cupid’s arrows!32. Airheads Printable Valentines–Sometimes valentines get a bit too cutesy for boys; however, this one is perfect for any kiddo! Who doesn’t love Airheads?33. Instagram Themed Printable Valentines–In case your teen or tween still wants to give out valentines, these Instagram-inspired cardsare brilliant!34. “So Glad We’re in the Same School” Valentines– I always like Swedish Fish because they’re all the same flavor and everyone knows the red ones of any candy are the best!35. “You’re a Hoot” Owl Printable Valentine Boxes– So I can’t get over the adorable shape of these Valentine treat boxes.36. Bag of Kisses Printable–Too sappy for Valentine ideas for kids? Not when the kisses are made of chocolate!37. “I’m Nuts About You” Printable Valentines–The perfect healthy alternative, salty snack to counteract the sweetness that’s sure to fill the day.38. Kids Printable Classroom Valentines–A version for boys and for girls makes everyone in your kid’sclass feel special.

Valentines Mailbox craft Ideas

Take the classic shoebox up a notch and help your kids create the perfect mailbox for all their valentines. These valentine box ideas are fun and creative and some are SUPER simple!39. Owl Valentine Mailbox–Don’t you just love the heart-shaped mouth on this owl mailbox?40. Unicorn Valentine Mailbox–A fun Valentine card box for yourimaginative little dreamer.41. Bumblebee Valentine Mailbox– So they completely thought outside the mailbox on this one and used a plastic jar!42. Minion Valentine Mailbox–Nothing seems to crack kids up like the Minions, so create this fun box to store all the day’s laughs!43. Football Themed Valentine Mailbox–This mailbox doubles as a fun game, does anyone remember finger football?(By the way, we’ve put together 75 MORE Creative Valentine Box Ideas that you’ll love. Go through this list of inspiration with your kids and let them help youchoose one of them to create this year!)

Kids Valentines Crafts & Activities

Get creative with the kids and let them have some fun with love this Valentine’s Day!44. Cupid’s Crazy Cafe–Use secret codes for a silly Valentine’s Day meal!45. Kids Valentine’s Search and Find–Hidden notes and surprises make for an exciting activity to celebrate the holiday and show your kiddos the love.46. Valentine’s Bingo–Just try and tell me you don’t get a little excited when you hear “Bingo!” It’s a game that’s so simple to get ready and can be played over and over again!47. Covert Cupid–Plan to start this activity in the weeksbefore Valentine’s Day. So think random acts of kindness for everyone in the family!48. Kids Valentine’s Day Love Lunch–Spruce up your kids’ lunchboxes with a TON of free printables!49. Valentine’s Day Random Acts of Kindness–An adorable way to make Valentine’s Day about spreading the love to everyone!50. Pom Pom Painting–The best part about painting with pom poms is when you’re finished, you just throw the mess away!51. Valentine’s Sensory Slime–Slime is fun for absolutelyany age – from the youngest to the oldest kids (ahem… or adults), the textures and movements are absolutely mesmerizing. It can be made easily with some glue and liquid starch!52. Valentine’s Day Science Experiment– Who knew Conversation Hearts were for more than just eating? So let your kids wonder with all kinds of household items to test out!

Kids Valentine Lunch Ideas

Add a delicious surprise (or two) in the form of HEARTS to make a festive Valentine’s Day lunch! Or if you are in need of creative Valentine snacks for the classroom, we have a whole slew of great inspiration for you!53. Valentine’s Day Fruit Messages–Just grab amarker and set to work with these ‘punny’ phrases. If you’d rather print off some tags, we’ve got you covered with our Basket of Healthy Love.54. Valentine’s Day Apples–The kids will love this simple trick, and I bet they eat the heart last!55. Valentine’s Day Lunchables–When I was a kid, Lunchables were always a treat for special occasions so I love this Valentine’s-inspired specialty.56. Kids Lunch in a Chocolate Candy Box– So how clever is this?! It’s great for lunch in a pinch since you can add whatever you want to this smorgasbord.57. Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Sandwich– I think I would’ve died if I found sprinkles in my sandwich as a kid!58. Valentine’s Themed Lunchbox Jokes– It’s so quick and easy to print a few of these off and pop them into a lunchbox. Your kiddo will have the whole table laughing.59. Love Potion No. 9 Waterbottles–They’ll get a kick out of creating their very own “potion” using Kool-Aid Singles.60. Valentine’s Applesauce–For those who don’t think they have a creative bone in their bodies, just print and attach to some strawberry applesauce.61. “Bee” Mine Valentines Lunch Idea–Heart-shaped wings? Striped sandwich bread? Cuteness overload.62. Valentine’s Day Yogurt Parfait– Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like using bright, red strawberries to liven up your yogurt!63. Valentine’s Day English Muffin Pizza–These pizzas are topped with just a little bit of love. So simple!64. Love Bug Kids Valentine’s Lunch– Cut out a couple of hearts and you’ve created a love bug sandwich!65. Valentine Butterfly Sandwich Bags– These little butterflies will be such a fun and easy surprise in their lunch box! All you need is some clothespins and some pipe cleaners to make these cuties come to life!

Kids Valentine Snack & Treat Ideas

Sweeten up snack time with these yummy and lovely Valentine’s snacks for kids! I can’t think of a better way to a kid’s heart than some yummy and festive snacks!66. Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies–The only problem with these sweet cookies is that they’reso adorable, no one is going to want to eat them!67. Valentine’s Day Snack Mix–This versatile snack mix only requires that you have candy melts, so you can choose all the other mix-ins by raiding your pantry!68. Love Bug Fruit Cups–You could totally turn this snack idea into a fun activity withthe kids!69. Valentine’s Red Velvet Milkshakes–Cake in the form of a milkshake? Yep, I’m in.70. Cupid Floats–You can make these crowd-pleasers with just TWO ingredients. Talk about convenience!71. Valentine’s Day Fruit Roll-Ups–You seriously won’t believe how easy these fortune cookies are to pull off and you know the kids will be impressed. For some free printables to stick inside your “cookies,” check out our Fortune Cookie Countdown. It’s made for couples, but you can definitely find some winners for the kiddos in there!72. Valentine’s Day Pizzookie–My all-time favorite dessert – pizzookies! I’m drooling already and I love the pink magic shell coating!73. Heart-Shaped Pizza– A great idea for getting the kids involved – everyone loves to make {and eat} pizza! Just form the dough into a heart shape and you’re ready for Valentine’s Day.74. Snack Cupid’s Arrows– Here’s such an easy idea that anyone could help. Grab your toddler (and a few extra pretzels) or a whole class of kiddos and set them to work on these fun and edible arrows.75. Toddler Valentine’s Day Snack Mix–Stock up on a few pink treats and then grab your tot’s classic favorites to mix up this snack – the sky’s the limit!76. Valentine’s Day Frozen Yogurt Bites–Kids are sure to love anything bite-sized and with only two {healthy!} ingredients, you’re going to love these too!77. Valentine’s Day Corndog– Undoubtedly, makinga corndog look like a butterfly is just pure genius.78. Valentine’s Day Caramel Apples–Caramel apples always remind me of the fair, but I love the idea of making them any time of the year!79. Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats–Can I claim Rice Krispie treats as a comfort food? They do always make me feel better!80. Valentine’s Day Pancakes–A few drops of food coloring make these pancakes perfect for Valentine’s morning.81. Easy Heart Shaped Lollipops–Jolly ranchers turned hearts on lollipop sticks, definitely count me in!Here’s to hoping youlove Valentine’s Day as much as we do! With all these creative Valentine crafts,wemight just have madeit your kids’favorite holiday, too!

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