Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And this has us thinking—are you tired of buying your children the same store-bought Valentines year after year? Would you rather spend some quality time making the perfect Valentine with them? Add some personality and creativity with these easy DIY Valentines your children and their classmates will surely enjoy!

Love Bug Valentine

Whether you want to go the non-candy route or stick to a traditional sugary valentine, these creepy crawlers are sure to bring excitement into the classroom. Even if your child isn’t a fan of creepy crawlies, these Love Bug Valentines are a simple yet creative way to spread the love this Valentines Day. Not to mention they are super easy to make!

You’ll need:

Do these peak your interest? Get the step-by-step directions here.

Gold Fish or Swedish Fish School Valentine


Get nautical with this super cute Valentine that we’re sure will go over swimmingly with your child’s classmates. It’s the perfect treat to balance out your child’s sweet tooth with a salty and savory snack. Your kiddo’s day will be filled with a handful of sweet treats. So why not switch it up with a snack that smiles back! I mean, what kid doesn’t love Goldfish?

If you want to get a little personal with this Valentine, challenge yourself to come up with catchy sayings like: “You’re the only fish in the sea for me!”, “You’re a great catch!”, “I’m hooked on you!”, or “Will you o-FISH-ally be my valentine?”

You’ll need:

If you want to be a part of this school, you can reel in this free download here.

Paper Airplane Valentine

Are you looking for a Valentine that’ll fly to new heights? Check out this awesome Paper Airplane Valentine that reads “You make my heart SOAR!” Its vibrant red and blue colors and clean lines are sure to make your kiddo co-pilot for the day. It’s the perfect Valentine that’s not too lovey-dovey. You can download it here.

Valentine Poppers

Who said poppers are only for the holidays? Bring some excitement to your child’s Valentines Day party with this cute Valentine Popper. These fun-filled poppers are sure to be a popular attraction not only with your child’s classmates, but with you, too! Because here’s the best part—they each take less than FIVE MINUTES to make!

You’ll need:

  • Several Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Rolls
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Confetti
  • Assorted Candy
  • Assorted Prizes (Keep them small. We suggest erasers, tattoos, and stickers.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Want to take on this crafty surprise? Learn all about it here.

Superhero Tootsie Pop Valentine

Does your little one love superheroes? Save Valentine’s Day with this heroic craft! Spread motivational messages to the “Super” students in your child’s class! These Superhero Valentines are the perfect craft! Not to mention they are really easy to make.

You’ll need:

  • Superhero Printable Download
  • Assorted Stiff Felt (you can find this at your local craft store)
  • Hole Punch
  • 2in Hole Punch (scissors work as well)
  • Assorted Ribbon (try matching the ribbon with each superhero)
  • Tootsie Pops (or other lollypops)
  • Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue or Craft Glue
  • Cape Template (you can make the cape any design you like)

You can find the step-by-step directions here.

We hope these easy DIY Valentines have sparked some warm, fuzzy inspiration in you. Share your thoughts on your favorite Valentine in the comments below or even better, snap some pics of your finished product and tag us in your FacebookTwitter, and Instagram posts!

We can’t wait to see what Valentines you and your children made!