Valentine’s Day might technically be a romantic holiday for couples, but those of us with kids – or even just those of us who remember childhood well – know that the REAL fun is found in school! After all, when else are you guaranteed to get a whole bunch of valentines from your friends? If you want to help your kids get into the sweet tradition, there’s no better way to do so than assisting them in some creative DIY valentines. No Biggie recently put together a list of great ideas for homemade cards and gifts, and it inspired us to look for our favorite kid-friendly projects. We found ones perfect for all kids, from the littlest ones just learning how to use scissors to older ones who want a little more pizzazz. Check them out!
- 3D Hearts
You can’t go wrong with a classic heart, and these three-dimensional ones are extra-special while still being easy. Your children can make them using paper, cardstock, or even foam, then decorate and embellish them however they want! Imagination’s the limit!
- Bee Mine
This happy little honeybee is the perfect DIY valentine for younger kids practicing their scissor skills. Take a closer look and you’ll see— every part of this bee is made out of hearts!
Are your kid and her friends big fans of the mischievous minions? Then they’ll love making and receiving this Valentine’s Day take on the Despicable Me sidekicks.
- Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
This simple and easy heart looks so lovely and artistic. Your kids will love making and giving valentines that can fill rooms with rainbow light all year long.
- Cupcake Cards
Let your kids enjoy the cutest of cakes WITHOUT eating any sugar. These adorable cards use real cupcake liners for a 3D effect and are so much fun to make.
- Handprint Monkeys
Thanksgiving means making hand turkeys, but Valentine’s Day? That means hand MONKEYS! Your kids will love getting to coat their hands in paint to make these cards, and you’ll want to treasure the keepsakes forever. Don’t you think this valentine would be perfect for grandma and grandpa?
- ”I Love You THIS Much” Hands
Another great valentine to capture your children’s handprints? This adorable card that mom, dad and the grandparents are sure to treasure.
- Paper Airplane
All kids adore making paper airplanes, so turn that enjoyment into an easy way to make their Valentine’s Day messages soar.
- Valentine’s iPods
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give your child’s entire class iPods! These adorable valentines are actually candy boxes in disguise, and we think they’re PERFECT for older kids who want to give out some DIY greetings.
- Monster Pencils
These monsters aren’t scary— they’re all about love! These monster pencils are a great alternative to candy and so much fun to make.
- Awesome Sauce
Your kids want to give edible valentines; you don’t want to give out too much sugar. The perfect compromise? Awesome Sauce! All you need is a printer and regular ol’ applesauce!
- Super Valentine
Superheroes are everywhere, including valentines! This easy DIY transforms simple lollipops to a delightful gift.
Make some hearts that WANT to be broken! The original idea calls for these to be filled with candies that spill out when you “break” the heart, but we think you could also fill them with trinkets, small toys, glitter, or other tiny things for a candy-free valentine, too!
- Silly Straws
Nothing makes a simple drink as much fun as a silly straw, so use them to take simple printed valentines to a new, fun level.
- Friendship Bracelet
What’s better than a valentine you can wear?! Your kids will enjoy these friendship bracelets long after Valentine’s Day is over.
So much fun! We know our kids are going to love the friendship bracelet idea. Find more valentine crafts by checking out No Biggie’s original list, then tell us which one you and your children will be making this year!