7 DIY Valentines With Printables

Valentine’s Day is about a week away so I wanted to share 7 DIY valentines that you can put together last minute. These are perfect for your kids to take to school because all of these are candy-free and have printables you can easily print out!

SILLY GLASSES Print the greetings onto card stock; cut out. Use double-stick tape to attach the glasses onto the card stock, or punch holes for each of the temple pieces, thread them through, and fold closed.

JACKS SET Insert scrap cardboard into a small muslin bag (we found ours on papermart.com). Help your child stamp a heart onto the bag; let dry. Print the greeting; cut out and insert into the bag, along with a jacks set.

CRAYONS & NOTEPADS Place crayons on top of a notepad and wrap with a rubber band. Print the template onto plain paper; cut out. Wrap it around the bundle and tape in place in the back.

PARACHUTER Print greeting onto cloud-patterned paper (we found ours at officesupply.com); cut out. Adhere paper to card stock with a glue stick. Attach parachuter with a glue dot.

ZOO ANIMALS  Print greeting onto card stock; cut out. Trim a piece of sushi grass (we found ours on amazon.com) to the width of the card. Insert the greeting, grass, and zoo animal into a cellophane bag; tape it closed.

YO-YO Print the template onto 8½-by-11-inch sticker paper (at office-supply stores), and have your child trim it out using pinking shears. Stick it onto the yo-yo, and you’re good to go!

PLAYING CARDS Print the template onto 8½-by-11-inch sticker paper; cut out. Wrap a box of cards once with washi tape, then stick the greeting onto the box.

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Thanks to Family Fun Magazine for sending me these great ideas to share! Find all of the printables here (look under Feb/March 2016 No Candy Valentines).

Send A Virtual Valentine To Newtown

Valentine’s Day marks the two month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. As we celebrate those we love, Sandy Hook Promise is asking all Americans to keep the community of Newtown in their hearts.

Send your love and support to the community today. SHARE a valentine, make the Sandy Hook Promise, and help send #1MillionHearts to Newtown.

Jacob’s Valentines This Year

This is Jacob’s first year of school which means it’s his first time exchanging valentines with classmates. He is in Preschool so I wanted to make something fun that the children in his class could enjoy. He wanted to do Valentines with candy but edible items aren’t allowed. I had a bunch of ideas I had found when putting together my 10 DIY Valentines post so I chose to make the heart shaped crayons. I wanted to do something a little different so I got little notepads at the store and Jacob decorated each one with stickers. We got all of the stickers out and he decided what each of his classmates would like the most so each little notebook was personalized. I then printed out handwriting sheets and had him practice writing his name 15 times and used those for the “from”. I think they turned out really cute.

Making Heart Shaped Crayons

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Jacob's Mailbox To Receive Valentines

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Ready for the Valentines Exchange