I usually do a fun Valentine’s post like this one and this one, but this year, I have been too busy due to teaching full-time. I won’t even do Valentine’s Day with my class as I will be out of town! I am making these fun robots for them though!
FamilyFun Magazine emailed me to see if I would share these Valentine ideas with my readers. They are so cute, that I knew you would love them! I also love how they are DIY and have printable templates!
8 7 DIY Non-Food Valentines for Kids:
#4’s link has expired since I published this post.
- YO-YO: Print the template* onto 8½-by-11-inch sticker paper (at office-supply stores), and have your child trim it out using pinking shears. Stick it onto the yo-yo, and you’re good to go!
- ZOO ANIMALS: Print greeting* onto card stock; cut out. Trim a piece of sushi grass (affiliate link) to the width of the card. Insert the greeting, grass, and zoo animal into a cellophane bag; tape it closed.
- PAINT PALETTES: Help your child splatter card stock with watercolors; let dry. (Practice on a test template first.) Print greetings* onto the painted card stock and cut out. Punch holes in each, then attach the tags to the paint sets with string.
- JACKS SET: Insert scrap cardboard into a small muslin bag (we found ours on papermart.com). Help your child stamp a heart onto the bag; let dry. Print the greeting*; cut out and insert into the bag, along with a jacks set.
- CRAYONS & NOTEPADS: Place crayons on top of a notepad and wrap with a rubber band. Print the template* onto plain paper; cut out. Wrap it around the bundle and tape in place in the back.
- PARACHUTER: Print greeting* onto cloud-patterned paper (we found ours at officesupply.com); cut out. Adhere paper to card stock with a glue stick. Attach parachuter with a glue dot.
- SILLY GLASSES: Print the greetings* onto card stock; cut out. Use double-stick tape to attach the glasses onto the card stock, or punch holes for each of the temple pieces, thread them through, and fold closed.
*I did have to put in my email and a password to print off the free templates. If you click on the top printable called “No-Candy Valentines Template”, all that you need to print like you see in the pictures above are in the one PDF that is downloadable.