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3 DIY Non-Candy Valentine's Day Cards

January 19, 2017 21 Comments

3 DIY Non-Candy Valentine's Day Cards

We are just under a month away from Valentine's Day and the kids and I have been hard at work creating some fun and unique Valentine's Day cards for their friends!  Today I'm going to share our top 3 favorites with you all and show you just how easy these are to create with your little ones!

1.  Love is a Battlefield 

Materials Needed:

Cardstock  

Stamps 

Army Men 

Glitter Washi Tape 

 

2.  I love You Beary Much 

Materials Needed:

Cardstock

Stamps

Care Bears

Glitter Washi Tape

 

3.  I'm Wild About You

Materials Needed:

Cardstock

Stamps

Wild Animal Figures

Glitter Washi Tape

 

Instructions:


Use the glitter washi tape to secure your toy figure onto the cardstock.  We had some fun and did each card a little different to feel a bit more personalized.  Once you figure out where you are going to place your toy figure go to town with your stamps!  The stamps are totally optional, as you can easily print your message using a computer and printer, but I found that my 3 year old had a blast helping me stamp them down and I found that I loved the character the uneven letters provided.

These are all great non-candy and fairly inexpensive options to pass out to friends for Valentines Day.  If you looking for something more appropriate for children age 3 and under, you can check out my latest post at www.NicoleBanuelos.com for a fun bath inspired DIY Valentine's Day Cards for ages 6 months and up!

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21 Responses

Laurie
Laurie

January 25, 2017

Love these! Cute and creative without costing a fortune! So glad to see something other than candy or sweets for littles. The bath ideas are my favorite because that is my son’s favorite thing to do right now ?. Definitely going to save these ideas for future use too! Thanks!

Silvia R
Silvia R

January 24, 2017

Love this “beary” much too! I’m planning on trying some origami hearts this year with my oldest, and my youngest will probably help paint them :)

Sara Ghazizadeh
Sara Ghazizadeh

January 24, 2017

I love these!! We’re for sure going to make the army men ones for the neighbors!

Linda
Linda

January 24, 2017

How cute and not CANDY!

Brittany Susic
Brittany Susic

January 24, 2017

Such great alternatives to Valentines with candy! ❤

Silver W
Silver W

January 24, 2017

These are so cute! Love the battlefield with little army men one. I have to remember these for when my little actually goes to school.

Taylor L
Taylor L

January 24, 2017

For my oldest valentines for school the last two years we did cute little diy valentines.
4K: we took cardstock and wrote you make my heart pop and places a balloon on there with cute heart tape
Kindergarten: we took cardstock and drew on a lightbulb and hole punch holes in the top and bottom and stuck a glow stick threw the holes and wrote you light up my life

Kristina Closson
Kristina Closson

January 24, 2017

My daughter and I will definitely be making these for her V-Day class party! Super cute!!!

Stefanie V
Stefanie V

January 24, 2017

LOVE ❤️ these ideas!! So simple to make, especially for the non crafty mom like myself ? Definitely saving the idea to use when my little man is in school. Thanks!!

Lauren
Lauren

January 24, 2017

Love these ideas!! Homemade valentines are always the best! My son collects rocks so this year I think we are going to do “you rock” valentines with specially picked rocks from his collection?

Michelle
Michelle

January 24, 2017

Cute ideas. My 4 year old would love to make these for his class and I always like candy alternatives.

Kristen
Kristen

January 24, 2017

Love the “Love is a battlefield” ❤️ army men, we’re on a green army men kick around here from decorating baby boy’s bathroom with army men decals. Will have to remember this for when he’s a little older and giving out valentines! (Right now he’d just eat them and that’d be a choking hazard ?)

Jasmin
Jasmin

January 24, 2017

Love these non cookie cutter Valentine’s Day cards! My little man isn’t in school yet but we will be making some for our neighbor friends! I’m thinking a cute cut out with a colorabke picture and crayons attached. There’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes me so giddy! Especially having kids! :)

Leslie romero
Leslie romero

January 24, 2017

Love all
Of these ideas ! Thank you

Janet
Janet

January 24, 2017

I just showed these to my kids last night! They are all for it! We’re excited to try out a few designs.. absolutely love Care Bears ? We’ve always just done cards and candy to pass out, glad to see something new ❤️

Bita
Bita

January 23, 2017

These are all awesome ideas! I love that they include a toy rather than chocolate. The little soldier card is definitely the best one <3.

Ashley
Ashley

January 21, 2017

I’ve been racking my brain (and Pinterest ?) for sweet Valentines, and I think these might be the winner! Love them!

Rachel Linenberger
Rachel Linenberger

January 21, 2017

Love that it is not just candy and something they can keep and play with!!

Whitney Piro
Whitney Piro

January 20, 2017

Love that these include a little figurine that the kids can actually play with instead of sweets or a cheap card they’ll throw away! We always used to hand make our Valentine’s using doilies as kids, I think it’s good for kiddos to be able to participate in doing something nice for their classmates :)

Tianna Tagami
Tianna Tagami

January 20, 2017

The cards are adorable. A few years ago for V-Day I had his favorite food – pizza – made into the shape of a heart. Adorable and edible!

Jacki
Jacki

January 19, 2017

This is the cutest idea!!! I love them! Your bath toy Valentines are literally the cutest for little ones!

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