We get so excited when Valentine’s Day draws near, not just for the fun crafts, sweet treats or decorations….but because of the valentines! Valentine’s Day was always our favorite holiday to celebrate at school when we were kids. We remember making valentines for our class, exchanging valentines at school and bringing them home in our decorated paper bag or shoe box. It’s no surprise that our kids love the holiday just as much as we do, and they can’t wait to help with their own valentines this year.
Our sugar-free DIY valentines were a hit with our kids’ friends last year. We don’t even think they noticed that there was no candy involved! This year we came up with two sugar-free ideas and one that would work with any type of candy. For each of these ideas we have included a printable template for each card to make it as simple as possible!
Mini Game Valentines
We love the idea of giving out mini games on our valentines because it’s something that boys and girls love. We found our mini pinball games in the party favor section at Walmart, but you can also find similar pinball games at Party City and on Amazon. We designed the card for this valentine so that you could attach any game to it. Some other cute options are this mini candy maze or these colorful mini mazes. To make the card, print out our pinball game template onto white card stock, cut out each card, and attach a game with a glue dot.
Our lollipop valentine looks adorable with a rainbow spiral lollipop, but the beauty of this card is that it goes with anything sweet! Any type of lollipop would look fabulous, but our favorites are the YumEarth Organic lollipops. You could also tie the card to an old fashioned candy stick or even a few pixie sticks. To make the card, print our lollipop valentine template onto white card stock and cut out each card. Then punch a hole over the “x” and using string or ribbon attach the card to the candy.
Every kid loves bubbles so this one was a no-brainer! We found our bubbles in the party favor section at Walmart, but you can also find them at Party City and Target. If you can’t find the mini bubble wands, you could substitute the bubbles with a stick of gum or a fun colored balloon! To make our bubble valentines start by printing the bubble valentine template onto white card stock. Then cut out each card and attach the bubbles to the card using a few glue dots.
Ashley + Hallman