Get ready for Valentine's Day and surprise your child with cute love-themed lunch box treats, notes and Valentine's Day gifts. Your child can also make a set of valentines for classmates From printable candy bag toppers to silly pun cards, these clever DIY Valentine's Day ideas will make this February 14th extra special.
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"My Heart Pops for You" Popcorn Bags
Pack a special treat for your child's snack on Valentine's Day by filling a plastic bag with popcorn and sealing the bag with decorative washi tape. For the front of the bag, download the "my heart pops for you" bag label, which you can print out and tape to the popcorn bag using double-sided tape.
These "My Heart Pops For You" Popcorn Bags come from the Bird's Party craft blog.
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Printable Bunny Gift Box
Elementary-age kids are sure to shriek with delight when you surprise them with this adorable printable bunny box that you can fill with a small gift. To make the bunny box, download the free printable available at Mr. Printables.
This delightful Printable Bunny Gift Box is a brainchild from the Mr. Printables blog.
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DIY monster valentines with cute printable messages, like "I'm wild about you" and "Wild thing you make my heart sing" are the perfect playful and non-traditional take on classroom valentines. To make your own set of monster valentines, download a copy of the printable bag toppers from Makoodle, which you can staple onto the tops of clear resealable food bags.
Monster Valentines come from the Makoodle craft blog.
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Crazy Owl Valentines
Head over to a party store to pick up enough crazy straws for all the children in your child's class to make these fun and crazy owl valentines. Then, grab the free printable template from Happiness Is Homemade and punch two holes in the printable valentine for the crazy straw to slip into.
Crazy Owl Valentines are a creative inspiration from Heidi, at Happiness Is Homemade.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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These clever "Valentine, you are just write" cards come with a cute pencil (perfect for school!). To recreate this super easy-to-make valentine, pick up some fun patterned pencils and print the heart valentine.
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Printable Valentine's Day Lunch Jokes
Slip several of these funny jokes by Craftaholics Anonymous into your child's lunch bag this Valentine's Day to make their day extra special.
Printable Valentine's Day Lunch Jokes is from Linda ,at Craftaholics Anonymous.
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Fish Bowl Valentines
If you are looking for an extra clever valentine idea, this one combines Valentine's Day and the school theme with its DIY fish cracker treat bags, featuring a printable background that says "Dear Valentine, I'm so glad we are in the same school."
Fish Bowl Valentines come from craft and lifestyle blogger Melanie, at Bliss Bloom Blog.
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Valentine's Day Treat Bag Toppers
Fill small plastic bags with assorted red and pink colored candy to give to everyone in your child's class as a special treat this Valentine's Day. Visit Makoodle for complete DIY details on how to make your own Valentine's Day treat bags.
Valentine's Day Treat Bag Toppers are another great idea from Makoodle.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Cinnamon-Scented Glitter Playdough
Encourage your young child to play by giving them some homemade cinnamon-scented glitter playdough that they can use to sculpt to their hearts' content. Making your own playdough is easy by following the DIY recipe.
Cinnamon Scented Glitter Playdough is from Laura, at Make Life Lovely.
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"You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine" Snack Labels
Transform ordinary snack-size packages of applesauce into a Valentine's Day treat with "You're awesome sauce Valentine" labels. The labels fit perfectly on top of the containers' foil wrappers.
Instructions for You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine" Snack Labels can be found at Jaimie's C.R.A.F.T blog.
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Fill small plastic bags with one toy dinosaur in each bag and print out a fun "Rawr! means I like you in dinosaur" Valentine bag topper.
Free instructions for Dinosaur Valentines are available from Danielle, at A Crafty Spoonful.
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Conversation Hearts Printable Valentines
If your child would like to give out classic conversation hearts this Valentine's Day, make the valentines a bit more personal by filling small bags with some heats (purchased in large bulk bags to save money), printing matching themed bag toppers, and stapling them to the tops of the bags.
Conversation Hearts Printable Valentines are yet another creative idea from Makoodle.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Punched-Out Heart Treat Bags
Let your child help make a set of Valentine's Day treat bags for all their friends, using just a heart punch and decorative cardstock. The full DIY instructions for the treat bags can be found at Nobiggie.
Punched Out Heart Treat Bags are courtesy of Kammie at the Nobiggie craft blog.
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Magnetic Kissing Pigs Toys
Younger children will squeal with happiness when you give them a set of pig toys that "kiss" when the magnets at the ends of the noses of the pigs are put close together. Make your own set of soft and cuddly romantic pigs
Instructions for Magnetic Kissing Pigs Toys are available at Craft Passion.