Who is excited for Valentine’s Day? I have been in full-on Valentine’s Day craft mode for the past few weeks. I love decorating for this holiday because it is the only time that I can cover the house in all pink and Ben won’t say anything because it goes with the holiday!! I shared one of my favorite posts last week, the Valentine’s Candy Wreath.
Growing up, Valentine’s Day was always a fun holiday because we had a party at school and you got a ton of candy. But, there is one thing that just stands out to me about Valentine’s Day. I remember growing up, we had a first grade teacher who would make different Valentine’s out of candy. They were like a work of art. She would make airplanes, cars, trains, and boats. I remember one year, she made an airplanes as her Valentine for my class. She use Lifesaver candies for the wheels, and a stick of gum for the wings. I think she used a roll of Lifesavers candy for the base of the airplane. So whenever I get the chance, I like to make gifts for my kiddos’ friends. It reminds me of how special I felt getting that handmade Valentine, and I want to have others experience that joy too! So today, I created two fun printables for you and the kiddos. They aren’t as crafty as the candy airplane, but they are still special!
Since my oldest is obsessed with dinosaurs, I thought that he could give his friends dinosaur Valentine’s cards. I found these dinosaurs in a container at Target. Using the Dino Mite Valentines template I created, I printed the cards onto card stock and cut the cards out using a paper cutter. Then, I attached the dinosaurs onto each card using decorative Washi tape.
Another adorable option for Valentine’s day cards is to use these jumping frogs from Oriental Trading Company and print off my free printable for a Hoppy Valentine’s Day. Print the cards off onto card stock and add a small amount of glue to the frog so it will stay on the card. Then the kiddos can make the frogs hop all over the place after they peel off from the Valentine’s Day card.
I also pulled some of my favorite free Valentine’s Day card printables for you from all around the web. Some are new and some are oldies-but-goodies! But all of them are just so adorable that any kiddo would be lucky to get these Valentine’s from their friends!
This adorable Laffy Taffy Valentine from Creations By Kara is a great candy-related Valentine! Only problem is I might eat all the pink ones before I put the cards together!!
Christina from It’s A Keeper made these Lego Valentines. She also has free Star Wars and Mindcraft cards as well!
This color-by-number Valentine card was created by A Mom’s Take. Such a cute idea to give coloring pages and crayons for cards!
Will you BEE my Valentine? These cards are just adorable and created by Melissa from Polka Dot Chair.
I “Wheelie” Like You race car Valentine’s Day Cards from It’s Taylor Made as featured on C.R.A.F.T. blog.
These mustache and lip sucker Valentine’s from Strawberry Mommycakes as featured on I Heart Naptime are just the cutest way to dress up a sucker!
I like how you roll Valentine’s Day cards as created by Mique from Thirty Handmade Days.
Grace and Good Eats created this adorable Play-Doh Valentine card, which is perfect for preschoolers!
These are the cutest paper airplane Valentine’s because “You Make My Heart Soar!” These were created by Kami of No Biggie.
My kiddos are obsessed with Daniel Tiger, so these Valentine’s will totally make their day. Donella from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops created these adorable free printables for you to use!
Kaysi from Keeping It Simple created these pouches to hold candy to use as part of the card. I think it is such a clever idea, and she gives a video tutorial as to how to create these pouches uses the printables!
My friends Leah and Jenni from Love and Lion created these Star Wars Valentines…along with a ton of others on their blog. Another favorite of mine is the Harry Potter Valentine’s card they created a few years ago!
And while we’re on the Star Wars theme, these Valentine’s from Amy at The Idea Room are just too cute not to use!And my husband is obsessed with Sour Patch Kids, so these free printable cards from Get Creative Juice, would make the perfect Valentine for him from our kiddos!
Or these adorable non-candy Valentine’s cards using bubbles and this free printable from Live Laugh Rowe as featured on Skip To My Lou.
If you have kiddos obsessed with some Disney movies, then these Valentine’s are perfect! Kristin, from Yellow Bliss Road shared some Disney-Inspired printable Valentine’s cards for the kiddos to share!
So there are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day card free printables for you and your kiddos to look through and find their favorites! I always think it is fun to make handmade Valentine’s cards. And, hopefully, my kiddos and their friends will remember these fun, handmade cards, so they can feel like they are super special on Valentine’s Day! Do you have any Valentine’s Day memories that are special to you?