In the case you want to avoid candy for Valentine’s Day or in which candy may even be restricted at your child’s school- have no fear! We’ve got you covered. Check out these handmade Valentine favors that serve up plenty of bits o’ love, all of which are appropriate for the non-sticky and sweet variety.
Glitter Heart Bags (via The Tomkat Studio) A universally cute and useful favor container, these muslin bags embellished with a sparkly red heart can be used to hold small goodies (both food and non-food). Includes a free printable heart template to get that decoration just right.
Perler Bead Valentine (via Camille Styles) Classic Perler beads are used to produce uniquely designed works of art that each recipient can treasure. With the different color and design options, these Perler hearts make a distinctive gift.
Melted Crayon Hearts (via My Baking Addiction) I’ve done a couple of different kinds of melted crayon art projects with my kids. They’re a great way to make colorful art such as this Valentine heart-shaped activity.
Crayon Box Valentine (via A Pumpkin & A Princess) If your toddler is beginning to explore with crayons, this Valentine’s Day favor, which holds a perfect set of 8 crayons, may be just for you.
Owl Favors (A Creative Cookie) Whooo is going to have the cutest Valentine’s day cards in their class? That’s right, your child will – with these handmade paper owls, complete with owly puns. You can use all different kinds of paper colors and patterns for a hooomungously good time.
Watercolor Valentine Set (via Warm Hot Chocolate) Paint the town red, pink, and a variety of other colors with this cute Valentine’s themed watercolor set. This craft shows you how to take small paint sets and dress them up to be artistic and thematic.
Valentine Fortune Cookies (via hello, Wonderful) These clever fortune “cookies” offer a bite-sized dose of surprise and a delightful Valentine’s day message. You can use various paper patterns to give them a unique style.
LEGO Valentine (via For Love Of That Sillie Smile) A perfect gift for the LEGO-loving child, these charms can be used for necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks and more with the pairing of colored ribbon.
You Rock Valentine (via Go Explore Nature) Bringing a bit of nature to brighten up both the indoors and Valentine’s Day, this project allows you to create some rockin’ good favors and cards.
Cool Kids Valentine’s Day Printables (via A Night Owl) These cute ‘cool kids’ free printable tags pair up with your choice of favor bags to do double duty as Valentine’s day popcorn bags. A perfect little treat and a poppin’ good time for your child and their classmates.
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.