Need non candy Valentines for your kids to pass out at school? If your child is in an “allergy aware” classroom, then these DIY valentines cards with free printables are perfect! These non candy Valentines ideas are so good, that the kids won’t even miss the sugar!
So many schools today have strict rules against what classroom foods kids bring to share. With childhood obesity on the rise, I understand the push to get kids to eat healthier, but my kids can’t even bring cupcakes on their birthdays anymore!
Like, who wants to celebrate turning six with a granola bar and some carrot sticks?!
And the same thing goes for Valentine’s Day…
It’s so hard to find non candy Valentines that, frankly, don’t suck.
So when you can’t buy ’em, DIY ’em!
To be inclusive to those little ones that DO have allergies, and to still be Super Mom sans the candy, try one of these super cute and creative DIY Valentines for your kids this year:
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The BEST Non Candy Valentines with Free Printables
Here are a few of my absolute FAVORITE non candy Valentines you can DIY with FREE printables:
Race Car DIY Valentines Cards
These cute non candy Valentines from Where the Smiles Have Been are so creative… from the tire tracks to the washi tape, these free printable Valentines cards just make my crafting heart happy!
And they’ll make the little boys in your child’s class happy, too! Because what boy doesn’t love toy cars?
Love Bug Valentine’s Day Treats
The free printables on these non candy Valentines from Elva M. Design Studio are so cute and whimsical, that even the girls will love them!
These contain a mix of gummy worms and plastic bug toys, but you can swap out the gummies for other bug-themed toys like stickers or bug erasers. (You can find more mini bug toys HERE!)
Glow Stick Valentines with Free Printable Cards
These glow stick Valentines with free printables from Hunny I’m Home are easy to make AND inexpensive! You can buy glow sticks at Dollar Tree in packs of 3 for $1.
Cute AND cheap Valentines cards… now that makes MY heart glow!
Lego Valentines with FREE Printables
Our playroom is overflowing with random Lego pieces, so these creative Lego Valentines from Down Redbud Drive are perfect for us!
Not only are these Valentines a fun, interactive activity for both boys AND girls, they’re also a great STEM activity for younger kids!
Valentine’s Day Volcano Science Experiment
These Valentine’s Day volcano packs from Natural Beach Living are another great STEM activity for kids!
The free printable Valentines cards that go with the volcanoes are super HOT! But, I would recommend adding a little piece of paper to the bag with directions for how to complete the science project at home:
These Ruler Valentines are super cute AND a useful school supply, too!
DIY Slime Valentines
If your kids LOVE to make their own slime like mine do, then these Valentines are for you! Your kids will have a blast making this cute pink glittery slime for their classmates, and it’s a great non-sticky recipe too!
Unicorn DIY Valentines with Free Printables
My glitter-loving girls are crazy for these unicorn headband, non candy Valentines from I Should Be Mopping the Floor!
Cute accessory and Valentine in one… double mom points!
You’re Just Ducky Free Valentines Printables
If you have no idea what to get for your toddler’s or preschooler’s class, then these non candy Valentines from Crayons and Cravings are perfect for you!
Whoopee Cushion DIY Valentines
Whoopee! Kids young and old will LOVE these hilarious DIY Valentines from Building Our Story!
Even as an avid Pinterest user (where you can usually find about 156 versions of the same DIY project!), I’ve NEVER seen anything like these Whoopee cushion valentines.
Moms may hate them, but the kids will LOVE them, and that’s all that matters, right?!
Hair Ties Valentines
These printable Valentines for hair ties are great for older kids! And you can attach any type of hair accessory that you want… Switch out the coil hair band for a trendy scrunchy or elastic hair tie.
Your tween daughter will actually want to pass out these cute hair ties Valentines to her friends.
Disclaimer – These are NOT free, but you can grab these printable Valentine cards for hair ties HERE for less than the price of a cup of coffee!
The Best Non Candy Valentines that You Can Buy
I interrupt this DIY post to bring you a list of the BEST store-bought non candy Valentines… because, let’s face it… between piles of laundry and cooking dinner, you don’t always have time to get your Martha Stewart on!
If you’re more of an Amazon Prime kind of girl (no shame in it!), then try one of these cute Valentines ideas that can be on your doorstep in two days or less:
Valentine’s Day Cards with Bug Rings
Emoji Keychain Valentines
Monster Truck Valentines Cards with Favors
Even More Creative Non Candy DIY Valentines Ideas
Here are even more non candy Valentines that will have you feeling like Super Mom (no one has to know how easy these actually are to make!):
Non Candy Valentines for Kids with FREE Printables
Need non candy Valentines that are easy to make and super cute! These candy free Valentines ideas come with FREE printables so they're loved by kids and Moms alike! And, they include such great treats, that your kids won't even miss the sugar.
High Five Valentine
Parents will really thank you for these High Five Valentines! (Did you pick up on that sarcasm?). But the kids will love them, so that's a win in my book!
KINETIC SAND VALENTINES (FREE PRINTABLE) • U Ready, Teddy?
These adorable DIY Valentines with Free Printable cards would be so fun for preschool and Kindergarten aged kids!
Let's Stick Together – Easy Printable Valentines Day Cards
These cute DIY sticker Valentines are perfect for boys OR girls... just swap out the stickers! And what kid doesn't LOVE stickers?!
Kool-Aid Valentine with Free Printable Label
These Kool Aid DIY Valentines are such a creative idea, because you never see Valentines with drinks. Love the addition of the crazy straw, too!
Homemade Hot Wheels Valentines (PLUS PRINTABLE!)
Hot Wheels for the win! What little boy doesn't love Hot Wheels?! These cute FREE printable cards have the BEST saying every!
Cereal Homemade Valentines
Hey, I said these non candy Valentines didn't contain CANDY, but I never said anything about cereal... even though most sugar cereals pretty much qualify as candy. But, hey, it's Valentines Day! These DIY Valentines cards with cereal treats are "cereal-sly" the cutest!
Llama Valentines- Free Printable Valentines Cards to Color
Attach a mini box of crayons to these free printable Valentines cards for a fun activity for kids. I like to stock up on the 24 count boxes of Crayola crayons when they're on sale for 25 cents during Back to School... the perfect addition to these cute llama printable cards!
Free Play-Doh Valentine Tags - Moms & Munchkins
"Doh Not" forget to get sticker paper to make assembling these cute printable Valentines favors even easier! Such a cute non candy Valentines idea!
DIY Dinosaur Valentines Cards
These non candy Valentines with printables are so cute! Plus, you can get little plastic dinosaurs for cheap, making these DIY Valentines cards a great choice all around!
Squishy Valentine Cards- Fun Printable Valentines For Kids |
My girls LOVE squishies, so they would go crazy for these non candy Valentines! These are actually very similar to the store-bought Valentines that I bought last year for my youngest daughter. Love this DIY version!
Backpack Charms Valentines Printables
If your kids are like mine, then their backpack "flair" weighs more than their actual school books! My girls would go nuts for these cute non candy Valentines with free printables! Though I don't know if they'd be able to fit another charm on their backpacks. 🙂
Valentines Day Puns Bookmarks
These cute Valentines Day bookmarks are a great treat to encourage kids to read! If your budget allows, you can even get the $1 books from Scholastic books to give with these bookmarks. If you have a laminator (I LOVE mine!), you can also laminate them so they last longer. Such a cute idea!
Word Search Printable Valentines
These non candy Valentines with free printables couldn't be easier to make! Just print out the word searches, and use washi tape to attach a mini pencil to the back of the card. If you want to get fancy, you could even attach a cute colored pen (like the ones you get at Dollar Tree!).
"You Color My World" Free Printable Valentines
These coloring card valentines are adorable, but the cool rainbow stick crayons make them extra special!
Hope you enjoyed these creative DIY Valentines cards ideas!
If you want another easy-peasy Valentines treat for kids, then check out my No-Bake Valentines Brownies!
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