DIY Valentines for Kids & Tweens
Valentines Day doesn’t have to include the dreaded trip to the drugstore for overpriced Dip’n Sticks and Ring Pop Valentines—which are all the craze with my kids. Homemade Valentines can be made very easily and often with supplies you already have on hand!
Valentines for Younger Kids
My sons, both still in 2nd grade, still exchange and collect valentines with their classmates. Popsicle sticks with foam heart stickers and googley eyes did the trick and made creating valentines super fun. We went the extra step to print out mustaches from online which we then cut-out and glued on. Some were dressed up with yarn or pipe cleaners while others wore buttons, glitter and sequins.
Shoeboxes transformed with paint, buttons, sequins and Bananagrams or old Scrabble tiles were a huge hit and gave an adorable personal touch. I didn’t get to see what the other kids brought to school for their valentines but I’m pretty sure our DIY Valentines Mailboxes rocked!
DIY Valentines Crayon Lipgloss for Tweens
My daughter, being in 6th grade is far too old for exchanging and collecting “generic baby-ish valentines” which basically means that she still wants to do something with her classmates but it has to be “cool” and age appropriate. Sixth graders are pretty grown up don’t you know?
For our DIY Crayon Lipgloss seen below, we used containers like these purchased from the craft store.
The recipe called for Coconut Oil and Crayola Crayons. There are several variations and videos you can watch on youtube, one embedded below.
My daughter managed to successfully create these lip glosses without any help from an adult. She was excited to bring them to school for the girls in her class. I guess the boys just had to go kick rocks?
Well, without the step by step commentary I hope you’re able to get inspired to be a little more creative with your kids valentines this year! Tell me, do you already make homemade valentines and crafts or do you typically buy store bought?
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I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.