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
- Construction paper
- 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!
- 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!
- Bath bomb
- Cellophane gift bags
- Twine or ribbon
- Hole punch
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.