Valentine Ideas -Candy, No-Candy, Crafty and More!

Valentine's Day  is approaching, Groundhog Day has passed. Where did the time go?

I had my students make a class list as a handwriting lesson and they brought it home to help them address their Valentines. One girl goes, "Oh I already addressed all mine." This was on January 30, 16 days before Valentine's Day. Wow, way to be prepared! In any case, most are probably just trying to decide what to do so I compiled this list of super creative Valentines that you can make. Most are free (unless you have to buy candy) but there are a couple that are on Etsy.

I decided to make a couple different lists:  Paper (non-candy) Valentine Crafts, Candy Valentines, Valentines for teachers, coworkers, or your guy, and Creative Valentines that require some arts and crafts supplies or buying something else (bubbles, play doh, etc.) For each, click on the link below the picture and it will link you to the website to get information on how to make it. There will also be a couple bonus ideas that didn't make it into the pictures. Click on those to go to learn more. Enjoy!

Now for the No- Candy Crafty Valentines:
No-candy crafty Valentines from Reading and Writing Redhead
Image MapThe Wilson World's Play Doh Valentines
Living Locurto's iPad Valentines
Passion for Kids' Bubbles Valentines
Crafty Morning's Heart Shape Crab Valentine
Ollie and Lulu's Bee Mine Valentines (Paid item on Etsy)
Crafting Chick's Bouncing Ball Valentines
Dandee Designs' Love Bug Valentines
Back to Organic's You Rule Valentines

A few more ideas...

Mad Libs

No-candy crafty Valentines

No-candy crafty Valentines

Cupid's Arrow
No-candy crafty Valentines
No-candy crafty Valentines
Light Saber
No-candy crafty Valentines
Rainbow Loom idea
No-candy crafty Valentines
Crazy Straws
No-candy crafty Valentines

If you're looking for no-candy, and with paper as basically the only supply, here are the  
Paper Valentines:
Paper valentines- no candy from Reading and Writing Redhead
No Time for Flashcard's Paper Hugs
Positively Splendid's Bookmark Valentines 
Crafty Engineer's Have a Fan-Tache-Tic Day
My Kids Make's I love Ewe Valentines
The Rubber Punkin's Red and Pink Love Valentines
Pumpkin and Posies' Free Printables
At Home with Kim Valee You're a Hoot Valentines

Some others:
Paper valentines- no candy

 Pigskins and Pigtails' Tic Tac Toe Valentines
Paper valentines- no candy
 Mer Mag's Pirate Valentines
Paper valentines- no candy
Paper valentines- no candy
Paper valentines- no candy
       Image Map And finally...

Valentines for Teachers, Co-Workers, and Your Guy
Valentines for Teachers, Coworkers, and Your Guy from Reading and Writing Redhead

A Night Owl's Blog's There's No Teacher I love S'more than You
The Thriftiness Miss' I Love You Forever and then S'More
The Dating Diva's Valentines Basket for Your Guy
The Frugal Girl's You're So Hot Valentine

Man-Approved Valentines

Valentine ideas for guys from Reading and Writing Redhead

Pre-planned date nights
Valentine ideas for guys from Reading and Writing Redhead


  1. Holy Moly - great collections!! Thanks for the ideas!
    : )

    Whimsy Workshop

  2. I know! Just compiling the list was tiring! I may be too tired out to do the glue stick Valentines for my class (thats the one I like - plus they are desperate for glue sticks!)

  3. Love this post! I will be pinning for next year. Last year my daughters did the "school" of fish and something with Scooby Snacks. I forget now. I am lazy this year...we bought boxes of Valentines! :( We'll do better next year!!
    Curious Firsties