As a kid, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day was finding the perfect little valentine to give to all of my friends and classmates. While you can purchase a whole pack of valentines at just about any store, instead why not have some good old fashioned fun at home and make homemade valentines? Not only will they mean more, but your kids will have a blast making them!
Here are 10 of my favorite homemade valentines ideas from around the web:
Fortune Telling Valentines
Paper fortune tellers were all the rage when I was a kid, and judging by what I’ve seen, they still are! Put a valentine’s twist on it and write a fun custom message inside! Instructions here.
What kid doesn’t like playdough? Make some homemade playdough and give it away with a fun message and an old cookie cutter. If you don’t have extras, check local thrift stores. Instructions here.
Goldfish crackers and fish puns: what more could you ask for? Instructions here.
Mad Lib Valentines
Everyone loves Mad Libs! Not only are they fun, but they can also help with English grammar. Get instructions here.
Friendship Bracelet Valentines
Friendship bracelets are pretty much the most amazing thing ever when you’re a kid (especially for little girls). Use up those scraps of embroidery floss or yarn to make fun valentines! Instructions here.
Most kids don’t read nearly as much as they should, but fun bookmarks are never a bad idea. Who knows, maybe it will encourage more reading! Also, they’re a lot of fun to make. Instructions here.
Just about every $1 store has bags of cheap dinosaurs or wild safari animals. Pick one up and make these fun Valentines, with room to customize for each child! Instructions here.
Love Bug Valentines
If your kid is insisting on having store bought valentines, why not make a cute little lovebug to hold the card? Instructions here.
Superheros are really in right now with all of the Avengers and Marvel movies. Make your own little superhero fun valentines to give to friends! Instructions here.
Sewn Heart Valentines
Make these fun old-fashioned valentines with yarn and some paper. Not only do they look pretty, but they help with coordination and even sewing skills! Instructions here.
What do your kids do for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments!!