Can you believe Valentines Day is just over a week away?! Me either… 😄
Since we’re getting close, I thought it would be a good time to share some easy, cute, DIY valentine ideas!
Star Wars Valentines
This is probably my favorite DIY valentine to-date. They were easy to make, and what kid doesn’t love glow sticks?
Here’s how to make them:
- Print off template (mine is below, but I slightly modified this free template from Brassy Apple) & sign;
- Punch a hole for the “light saber” slot (a quick snip with scissors would do the trick, too);
- Put the glow stick (“light saber”) in the slot;
- Secure the glow stick in-place with tape.
I got a pack of glow sticks at the dollar store, so since I already had paper on hand, this only cost me $2! Plus, your kid might like getting to help if they’re old enough. ☺️
If interested, here is the exact template I used:
Also, how cute is this printable via The Idea Room?!
Seriously, Pinterest does not disappoint… 😁
I used this idea for the first few years for each of my kids. I just think applesauce is a snack that all babies and toddlers seem to love, and we ALWAYS have applesauce pouches in the house (but any fruit pouch would work)!
- Print template (I’ve used both this free template from TenJune and the one below) & sign;
- Tape an applesauce pouch to it.
Super easy & cute, right?!
My oldest loves elephants (and his classmates know it!). So one year I decided it would be fun to send in elephant Valentines, using heart shapes to keep with the Valentine theme. Here’s what I came up with:
I just cut these out free-hand (I folded the paper in half for the heart-shaped head, then free-cut for each trunk). The heart eyes and ears were easy enough to cut out using folded paper, too.
- Cut out shapes;
- Glue on the heart eyes and ears (my son loved doing this step!) & sign;
- Fold in half, then fold trunk up to fit into envelopes (we stuck in some Star Wars stickers for each kid, too – if you can’t tell, we’re a Star Wars family… see above, my son’s bedroom, and our DIY Ewok and Death Star costumes if you still need convincing. 😂).
I also love letting the kids pick out their own Valentines to give away (which I did this year for each boy – the baby girl is giving the out the applesauce ones), but sometimes it’s fun (and easier or cheaper) to make your own. ☺️
Anyone else like making their own Valentines for their kids – or am I just a weirdo? Errr… Maybe don’t answer that… haha.