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12 Homemade Valentine's Day Cards for Kids

Sweet superheroes, "hearty" upcycled crayons and more inspired ideas

Jen Betterley

Published on: January 21, 2014

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Dandee

Got a little love bug at home in need of valentines for his classmates? Take a tip from crafty Mom Danyelle of Dandee and whip up these sweet homemade cards with the help of her free downloadable PDF. Such a great idea for non-candy valentines and surely one that will thrill the kids all the same!

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line

Mom Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line shares an equally adorable idea for making non-candy valentines with homemade personalized peg dolls. A fantastic idea for both boys and girls, Jenny’s DIY dolls were made to resemble well-known characters including Snow White, Toy Story’s Woody, Mario and Luigi, Cinderella, and more. See the full post for more details on creating your own mini heroes and princesses, and for the link to Jenny’s cool printable cards.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Eighteen 25

The lovely gals at Eighteen 25 offer up this neat idea for using paper CD sleeves as cookie bags. Hoping to recreate the same cookies? Be sure to check out the full post for the delicious peanut butter and M&M cookie recipe included.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by i heart naptime

We love these adorable Swedish Fish valentines featured on i heart naptime! A fantastic idea for school valentines, these lovely homemade treat cards are easy to make with Jamielyn’s downloadable PDFs, plastic bags, ribbon or string, and candy or cracker fishies. See the rest of the post to learn more on getting started.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Wild Olive

Everybody gets a kick out of receiving an award, and that’s exactly why we can’t get enough of these charming Valentine’s Day awards featured on Wild Olive! To make your own prize-winning goodies, you’ll want to have fabric scraps, ribbon, and wooden discs on hand, along with thread, paint, a pin back, and glue. Get the full scoop by visiting the rest of the post.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Our Best Bites

Homemade crayons are not only easy to create, but they also make for excellent gifts – and these sweet Valentine’s Day crayons included on Our Best Bites are no exception! To make your own, simply round up leftover crayon odds and ends, and put them into a silicon ice tray with fun shapes for a quick trip through the oven. Once your crayons have cooled, place them in plastic bags, along with the printable labels included in the post and get ready for a colorful Valentine’s Day!

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Please Note

It doesn’t get much cuter than these awesome toy animal valentines featured on Please Note! And the best part – Mom Elizabeth says that the best thing about these playful valentines is that they’re inexpensive and easy to make. Simply cut out your mini Valentine’s Day messages, and paint wee hearts on your mini critters for a herd of heartfelt wildlife that will surely be greeted with plenty of smiles!

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Random Thoughts of Super Mom

Another fun artsy goody idea, these Play-Doh valentines featured on Random Thoughts of a Super Mom are sure to please. Simply purchase a pack of mini Play-Doh containers, and check out the full post for the printable sticker labels to attach. Overall, a quick and easy idea that is completely sugar free, yet plenty of fun!

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Domesticated Lady

Looking for a unique sweet treat for your mini valentines this year? Don’t miss out on this fun idea for creating s’more Valentine’s Day treat packs on Domesticated Lady! Mama Mel says that she first made these adorable s’more bundles as teacher appreciation gifts and that they were by far her most popular post ever (it’s easy to see why!). Be sure to check out the rest of Mel’s post for her printable baggie labels and tips.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Forever Folding Laundry

In need of something special for your youngest superstar? Consider hitting up the local party store for some jazzy sunglasses to create these fab valentines featured on Forever Folding Laundry! Easily made with Mom Keri’s printable template, cardstock, and yarn, these sweet cards are sure to get plenty of giggles from classmates as they show off their cool new shades! Check out the rest of the post for more details.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Thirty Handmade Days

Got a gaggle of boys to impress? These cool toy car Valentine’s Day goody bags shared on Thirty Handmade Days are sure to have everyone’s hearts a-zooming. Be sure to visit the full post for the free printable if you’re hoping to offer the same baggy labels – and get ready to head off to the races!

Homemade Valentine's Day cards by Sweet Muffin Suite

Dazzle with these cool sparkly pencil valentines featured on Sweet Muffin Suite! Besides printing off Mom Pauline’s neat Cupid arrow templates, all you’ll need to worry about is purchasing some fancy pencils to include for your band of young writers. Those beautiful bright colors are sure to leave candy as a complete afterthought – and hopefully inspire some creativity to boot!

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