Candy Free Kid's Valentines

With just a month until Valentine's Day, I thought it was about time I break my blogging silence and share a few DIY, candy free kid's Valentine's Day card ideas with you guys. All of these ideas include a free printable, so you'd simply have to print that and add the candy free item with it! This post originally appeared on cupcakeMAG last year and you can see

that post here

I know, as a mom, that I try to keep a ton of sugar away from my son; so, I wanted the cards he passed out at school to follow suite with that effort. Even if you subtract the candy, there are still lots of fun ideas out there…I promise!

Here are six Valentine’s Day card ideas that kids are sure to find just as fun (and maybe even more) as candy.

All images from respective blog posts. Each are credited below. 

1) TOY ANIMAL VALENTINE.

These

toy animal Valentines

from Sweet C’s Designs are adorable and perfect for a little dude to handout! Check out

Courtney’s original post

for several printable cards designs. 

2) PLAYDOH VALENTINE.

My son, Gunner, loves Playdoh; and since most kids do, this “card” idea is perfect since it’s something kids can immediately play with. Find the original post (including printable!) from Kelli

right here

.

3) FRIENDSHIP BRACELET VALENTINE.

This idea is perfect for your older kiddos! It’s certainly more time consuming but it would be so fun to see their classmates wear their bracelets through the rest of the school year. Danyelle and her daughter kept the bracelet simple with a classic braided style, but you could change it up too! You can find the original post and printable,

here

.

4) GLOW STICK VALENTINE.

This idea is one of my favorites! Simple, cheap, and unique + what kid doesn’t love glow sticks?

In her post

, Delia shares more pictures, a free printable, and credits where she received the original idea. This would be a great one to do if you’re short on time!

5) TOY CAR VALENTINE.

We went with a similar idea as this for Gunner’s classmates. Our little guy LOVES cars, so it only made sense. I love the tiny little cars that Taylor found for her Valentines, and the printable she includes

in her post

is adorable too.

6) PHOTO PROP VALENTINE.

Another good option for the older kiddos! They’re sure to get a good laugh from donning these photo booth prop Valentines. Juleed includes templates for the photo booth props in her

original post found here

.

What did you do for your kiddo’s classroom Valentine’s Day cards? 

Do you do store bought Valentines or homemade? No judgment here!