Valentine’s Day is this weekend and with it comes adorable valentines that kids from preschool through elementary school will take to school. In many school districts candy valentines are not allowed, or like me you may prefer your kids not get loaded up on sugary treats. So I found some ideas (including the ones my kids are using) that are easy to make, don’t have candy attached, and a lot more fun than those boxed character valentines.
7 Non-Candy Valentines
1. Yoda Best printable
I found this adorable Yoda printable on Nerd Family. It’s super simple and perfect for your Star Wars fan. Just download the free valentines, print them, have your little Star Wars fan sign them, and then attach a small glow stick to each valentine.
Find glow sticks at craft stores, dollar stores, or on Amazon.
2. Rainbow Loom Creations
My daughter is a master creator with Rainbow Loom bands. She’s made the basics like bracelets and necklaces, but has also made rings, charms, and more. Find instructional videos on Rainbow Loom and purchase extra bands at Amazon or Michael’s. Need some ideas on how to package them? Try this adorable idea from Style Me Pretty.
Find Rainbow Looms and bands at Michael’s or Amazon.
3. LEGO friendship bracelets
These adorable LEGO friendship bracelets are easy to make and everyone will love them! While Tonya made this post for party favors they will work great as valentines, too. Just include a note that says, “I can’t LEGO of you, Valentine.”
4. Scratch Off Ticket Valentines
See details on Amy’s site for all the supplies you’ll need.
5. Fortune Tellers
Fortune tellers are great for Valentine’s Day. My daughter hand-made her own last year, but you can also find printable versions like this one from DesignMom.
All you need for these is paper!
6. LEGO Mini Marble Maze
This one is part game, part LEGO awesomeness, and part Valentine. You’ll find a free printable and instructions on how to make it on the blog here.
You probably already have LEGOs, marbles, and paper on hand.
7. Paper Boxes
Fill these easy to make paper boxes with a love or friendship note and include a small trinket.
What non-candy valentines have you given out or received?