A super fun collection of cheap and easy Valentines for kids- includes both food and non-food ideas!
If you are like me, you simply don’t have time to do complicated Valentine’s for your kids to give to their friends and classmates. Here’s a collection of 15 creative and adorable ideas that are also all easy and inexpensive too!
15 Easy Valentines for Kids
1. Printable Valentine Bookmarks from Positively Splendid
These colorful bookmarks are easy to print out and assemble in minutes. Plus, hopefully they’ll inspire the recipient to dive into reading too!
2. Orange You Glad Valentine from Crafting in the Rain
Orange these just cute? Use orange slice gummy candies or as a healthier alternative, you could put a mandarin orange or regular orange in a bigger bag and use the same label.
3. Glow Stick Valentine from Kommunicated.com
What child doesn’t like glow sticks? These creative non-food valentines are sure to be a hit! You can even get a 100 ct. pack of glow stick for just $8.49 from Amazon.
4. Bursting with Happiness Valentine from Happy Clippings
A simple but fun valentine!
5. Cookie Cutter Valentine via The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Another fun non-food idea! If you want, you could make some homemade play-dough, put a small ball of it in a sealed plastic bag and add it to the cookie cutter. These cute heart shaped cookie cutters would work great!
6. Color My World Valentine by Motherhood on a Dime
I love this idea of using printable coloring pages as part of your valentine. It really doesn’t get much more simple, inexpensive and yet fun than that!
7. Like You S’more Valentine from Capturing Joy
An adorable twist on an American classic! Yum!
8. 4 Non-Candy Valentines from Pretty Prudent
Four cute valentine ideas and all for things kids love! Not sure where to get the supplies inexpensively? Amazon to the rescue! They have cellophane bags (depending on what items you use, you may need a bigger size!), Crayola crayons, bubbles, glitter (if you use bigger bags, these glitter pens would be fun too!) and Band-aids all at great prices.
9. You Rule Valentine from Re:Located Living
Another really easy to assemble valentine. Amazon has 36 ct. plastic rulers for just $13.20 (or $0.36 each), making these very inexpensive to make.
10. Just “Write” Valentine from Happy Clippings
These are just plain cute and fun! And you can get a 36 ct. pack of Valentine pencils from Amazon for just $8.41 (or $0.23 each), making it a very inexpensive Valentine!
11. Same School Valentine from Hello Bee
Such a fun Valentine idea for classmates using individual bags of Goldfish crackers. If you want to make this even more cost effective, buy the goldfish in bigger packages, divide them into smaller bags and then attach the label to that. (As you see in some of the other ideas listed here.)
12. Have a Ball Valentine from Less Ordinary Designs
I know these would be popular at our house as my children think they can never have too many of these little rubber balls. You can get a 25 ct. pack of the balls for just $12.20 (or $0.48 each) from Amazon.
13. Sucker for You Valentine from 30 Minute Crafts
Aren’t lolly-pops always a hit with children? This valentine shouldn’t take long to assemble and is sure to be well received! These heart shaped lolly-pops would be fun. Or for a healthier option, try these organic vitamin C ones!
15. Butterfly Valentine from Skip to My Lou
Another lolly-pop valentine- didn’t I say that they’re popular with children? If you don’t want to mess with the little wiggly eyes, you could also just use a Sharpie and draw a face on the lolly-pop.
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