One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day as a kid is putting together your valentines to take to your classmates (making sure to choose the best one for that special crush, of course). February 14th is this week and you’ll soon be helping your kid prepare his or her valentines. Before you start buying supplies, think about the 25 other kids in the class who will probably be giving their own candy-infused valentine’s. If you want to change things up and avoid some sugar highs (crashes), here are 8 non-candy Valentine gifts your child can hand out (or give to the teacher) this year:
Bubbling with Excitement: This is a cute alternative and the bubbles are cheap, from the dollar store! From Simply Modern Mom.
Valen-slime: This is probably my favorite non-candy valentine I’ve seen. The kids will love this! From mama.papa.bubba.
Pencil Toppers: You can find cheap, fun pencils at any dollar store and use this free printable to spice them up a little. To make it even more fun, use Amazon to get those pencils that are bendable and wobbly! From Thirty Handmade Days.
Glow Stick Valentine’s: What kid doesn’t love playing with glow sticks? From 30 Minute Crafts.
Watercolor Valentines: I would be so excited if I got a watercolor paint set in my Valentine’s box! I bet your kid’s friends would be too. From Smart School House.
Make my Heart Pop: There are many varieties of microwaveable popcorn, so you could go healthier or sweeter with this one. Either way, it’s a cute idea that kids would still love. From Crazy Little Projects.
“Bee” Mine: Though Burt’s Bees might get lost on the younger crowd, this would be a great non-candy option for the older kids! From Pizzazzerie.
Chunky Crayons: You’ll find the instructions on how to make these from Make and Takes and a free, cute printable from Long Thread to attach these to, to make a great valentine! You can find silicon heart-shaped molds here.
Have you made non-candy valentines before? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!