When it comes to Valentine’s Day, sometimes the sugar overload can take the “sweet” out of the holiday! We always enjoy and appreciate the creative “non-food” Valentines to help off set the sugar overload.
So, our kids are sharing and giving out some creative Valentine’s this year that we created and they turned out so cute! So we wanted to share them with you as well because the “non-food” items that you can attach to the homemade valetine’s printables can be found at the dollar store, Walmart, Target and other places for cheap to make these very nice homemade creative non-food Valentines.
We made 4 different non-food Valentines for our 4 (older) kids to share.
First, is the idea use the popular and affordable “crazy straws.” You can grab 6-10 ct. packs of these at the dollar store, plus print a couple of pages of the free tags provided and you have a fun Valentine that all kids love!
The tag says, “You’re ex-STRAW special.” So fun and cute!
Print the tags from the link below for free and just cut and hole punch and weave the straw through!
Next is a fun idea using Valentine themed pencils! You can find these for cheap everywhere. I picked up a pack of 12 for .98 from Walmart. They also had 24 pack for $1.98 – plus the free tags you can print here that say “You’re just WRITE for me!” This means 12-24 extra cute Valentine’s for just a couple of bucks!
Print a page or few from this link provided. Then just cut out, hole punch and weave pencil through!
The third cute “non-food Valentines” idea is for the always popular glow-sticks! We did bracelets and found packs of 8 ct. for $1 at Dollar Tree (in the check stand as the ones in the party section were only 5 ct.!).
It’s the same idea as the above two – but the tag for this one says, “The World is a lot BRIGHTER with you!”
Again, just print the page of tags and cut them out, put a hole on either end and weave the tag through! Again, another affordable and cute Valentine’s alternative.
The last non-food Valentine’s that we made this year was friendship bracelets! This would work with the classic knot friendship bracelets that you can buy for cheap, or even the rainbow loom bracelets, which is what one of our daughters did. She can make these really fast and it was a great way to find a way to “share them” instead of having so many hanging around the house.
They really turned out cute as well and can be attached to any bracelet with “knots” in it! The tag on this one says, “I would KNOT be the same without YOU!”
So cute and fun! Print the tags for this one and then cut out and put one hole and tie it on the bracelet!
What do you think of these ideas? Are you going to try one of these this year instead? Even though there is no candy involved, I think the recipients will like these!