Calling all parents with bored children! These free printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids are easy to put together, and are 100% free Valentine’s Day cards. They’re a fun and affordable alternative to buying boxed valentines for your child’s class. The ideas below you can print right at home and pair with Valentine’s Day candy or even non-food Valentine’s Day goodies.
For any supplies beyond the free printables for these Valentine’s Day cards, the dollar store will likely have the best deals. If you’re looking to shop from home, you can find supplies on Amazon. I’ve provided helpful links to shop below. Keep scrolling for free printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids to keep them entertained and help you prep for Valentine’s Day parties without a panic trip to the store for cards.
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How to Save on Your Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
There’s absolutely no reason to pay full price for any of the crafts I suggest here. Let me offer three quick ways to save money when you’re shopping for supplies.
Shop Dollar Tree and use coupons.
You can absolutely use Dollar Tree coupons! Just make sure they’re manufacturer coupons and that the quantities listed on the coupon line up with the quantities Dollar Tree offers. Sometimes dollar store sizes are smaller and fall outside the eligible range for a coupon. See all Dollar Tree deals.
Don’t shop at craft stores like Joann or Michaels without a coupon.
Use your Target RedCard.
If you can’t find a deal on something you need, shop Target with your RedCard to get at least 5% savings. RedCard connects to your checking account, so it’s the same as using cash/debit. See all Target deals.
1. Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids: Kool-Aid Valentines
These Kool-Aid valentines come ready to share. All you have to do is load them up with a packet of Kool-Aid and have your children sign their names. Plus, you can almost always find Kool-Aid coupons to make the deal even better.
Related: 20 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for the One You Love
2. Tic-Tac-Toe Valentines Day Cards
This Valentine’s Day craft is a 3-in-1! It’s a valentine, a treat, and a game. Gift the card along with a box of Tic Tacs and let the fun begin. If you can’t find the “Be Mine Mix” of Tic Tacs, the strawberry flavor works, too.
3. Bubbling With Joy Valentine
This is a great way to dress up some dollar store bubbles for Valentine’s Day. Kids can help cut out the circular printable and tape them to the bubble containers. Have them sign their names before cutting because writing on a bubble bottle isn’t easy (speaking from experience!).
4. One in a Minion Valentines
This cute Valentine’s Day craft dresses pudding cups up as minions! I recommend using lemon pudding cups for a more vibrant yellow, but vanilla will work too if your kids prefer that flavor. Then all you need are some strips of black construction paper, googly eyes, and the free printable below!
5. Paint Strip Bookmark Valentines
Utilize a few paint strips from the hardware store to create these handmade bookmarks. A heart hole punch and some decorative ribbon make these into adorable Valentine’s Day cards that can double as a page-saver.
6. Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids: You knock my socks off Valentines
Match a few pairs of socks from Dollar Tree with these adorable printable Valentine’s Day tags and you’ve got one heck of a gift for friends or family. We don’t recommend using this one for classmates, as it can get pretty expensive.
7. I’ve Got My Eyes on You Valentines
Here’s another use for those googly eyes from tip #4! Simple, yet absolutely adorable. And imagine how much fun your child will have shaking those googly eyes.
8. Pencil Valentines
These are perfect for any classmates who have food allergies and can’t accept candy in their valentines. Some valentine-themed pencils, simple printable gift tags, and ribbon are all you need for this Valentine’s Day craft.
9. Gum Ball Machine Valentines
How colorful are these Valentine’s Day crafts for kids?! A gumball printable along with a bag of small gumballs is a perfect treat. Just make sure your child is careful in the delivery process (these babies are meant to lie flat). For extra security, you can cut and tape the corners of the small gumball bags to the valentine so that they don’t move around too much.
10. You’re Dino-mite!
Here’s another candy alternative. Use this Dyno-mite printable and some toy dinosaurs for a Valentine’s Day non-food surprise.
11. Awesome Sauce Valentines
It can’t get much easier than this. Just cut and tape the free printable to the tops of applesauce cups, and voila! You can also use applesauce pouches, too. Don’t forget to check for applesauce coupons to make this even more affordable.
12. You Make My Heart Glow Valentines
Glow sticks: my children’s favorite find at the dollar store. Use them to create these clever cards you know your child’s classmates will love (these are probably best for older kids). Make sure you choose safe, nontoxic glow sticks for children.
13. You Are Ex-straw Special Valentines
Super fun and affordable. Let someone know how special they are with these ex-straw special valentines. Get the free printable above and use crazy straws from the dollar store. If you’re celebrating with a smaller group, you can also splurge on some bottles of chocolate milk to sip with the straws.