3 Non-Food Valentines for the Non-Crafty Mom

I have never been a very crafty person. Don’t get me wrong I love the idea of being crafty, and I have spent more money than I would like to know on various crafting supplies and can spend hours on Pinterest dreaming about all the projects I could take on. In the end my perfectionist nature takes over and I become completely overwhelmed by the process. But one day a year I let my creative juices flow and embrace all that is imperfectly perfect about DIY. 

Valentine’s Day is this day. 

For the past 4 years my children have attended an outside-food-free program. This means that for holidays and birthdays we are not allowed to bring in outside food to share as a treat. This hasn’t been a huge deal for any of the other various holidays, but as our first Valentine’s Day rolled around, I realized I was going to have to get creative about the valentines my children exchanged to show their classmates they care. 

In the spirit of “sharing is caring” I thought I would share my 3 of my favorite low-effort, high-reward food-free valentine ideas. 

Valentine, I’m Glad We’re Stuck Together

Crafty Valentine

Supplies Needed

  • Construction paper
  • Marker
  • Tape
  • Cute Band Aids

Step 1:  Cut Hearts out of construction paper. 

Step 2:  Use marker to write Valentine I’m Glad We Were Stuck Together.

Step 3: Affix hear to Band Aids with tape.  

Valentine, You are A-dough-able!

Supplies needed:

  • Chalk board heart
  • Chalk pen
  • Hot glue or tape
  • Individual play dough containers

Step 1:  Attach play dough to the corner of the heart with tape or hot glue.

Step 2:  With chalk pen write Valentine you are A-dough-able!

Valentine, You’re The Bomb!

Supplies needed:

  • Bath bomb
  • Cellophane gift bags
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors

You’re The Bomb printable

Step 1:  Print you’re the bomb printable. If you are feeling extra crafty feel free to make your own printable, but if not I loved this cute free one I found on Creative Heart’s blog

Step 2:  Cut out printable and place a hole in the corner.

Step 3:  Place bath bomb in the cellophane gift bag attach printable and attach printable with twine.  Don’t have a hole punch place printable in the gift bag with the bomb. 

There you have it three of the cutest easiest homemade valentines that will give even the craftiest mom a run for her money.  If you have any go to nonfood valentine ideas you would be willing to share I would love to add those to my arsenal. 

Samantha Jacob
Samantha is a Kansas girl through and through. Born and raised in a rural community near Topeka, KS, she moved to Wichita in 2002 to attend WSU. Obtaining her graduate degree from the Wichita State School of Social Work, she loves her job as a pediatric medical social worker. Samantha calls East Wichita home with her husband, two beautiful children, and dog. Having lived in Wichita for over a decade she has enjoyed rediscovering Wichita through the eyes of her children. When time allows Samantha enjoys spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, and re-watching episodes of the West Wing.