Expressing matters of the heart will be easy for your kids when they whip up their own version of these funny and clever Valentine’s Day cards we’ve gathered from around the web. Whether you’re a crafting master or a last-minute scrambler, there’s really something for everyone. Keep reading to let the love (and creativity) flow.

1. Pull On the Heart Strings

Kids can hone their skills with a needle and thread to make these fun cards from Hello, Wonderful. To get all the details, click here.

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2. Go Fish

How cute are these Goldfish-filled valentines from Backless Shirt? This candy-free idea doubles as a little afternoon snack, too. To get the details, click here.

3. You're a Cutie

Our kids love mandarin oranges (aka cuties), and this easy valentine from It’s Always Autumn is the perfect way to use them. Buy a big bag at the grocery store and you’re halfway there. Click here to get the details.

4. LEGO My Valentine

Build some super cute valentines this year inspired by Alton Boys. With some construction paper and a little creativity, it won’t take long to put these together. Click here to see the how-to.

5. Plane Awesome

Your littles will soar to the top of the class with these awesome plane valentines from Crap I’ve Made. Snag toy planes on the cheap on Amazon or at a party store. To get all the details, click here.

6. Good Fortune

Get creative this year with these amazing valentines from Evermine Occasions. Your kids can fill each “cookie” with special messages. To grab their printable and see the step-by-step instructions, click here.

7. Rubber Duckie, You're the One

We love a good pun, and this card from Simple Enchantments is definitely a winner. Click here to get the details, along with a few more pun-tastic ideas.

8. Candy-Free Creativity

Since kids will be loading up on candy all day, we love this change of pace from Pretty Prudent. Pick from crayons, bubbles, glitter or bandaids—all of which have their own clever puns. Click here to get the details, including free printables.

9. Arrg! Be Mine

Pirate-obsessed kids will love this clever valentine from MerMag. A pirate pun, a heart eye patch—it just doesn’t get much cuter than this. To learn more, click here.

10. Toot My Horn

Swing by a party store to grab some party blowers, and have the kids help put together these simple valentines from Design Mom. Get all the details (plus a free printable) by clicking here.

11. Make My Heart Pop

This Valentine idea from Love Stitched is sure to be a crowd favorite—after all, who doesn’t like bubbles? To get all the details, click here.

12. Glow On

Check out this cute idea from Eighteen 25—with a few packs of glow sticks, it’s pretty easy to put together. Click here to find out how it’s done.

13. Too Kool

If your little one is a Kool-Aid lover, they’ll definitely get a kick out of these cute valentines from My Name Is Snickerdoodle. Get the 411 on how they’re made by clicking here.

14. You're a Star(burst)

Fancy up your valentines this year with this idea from It’s Always Autumn. Crafty kids will enjoy decorating each card with a potato stamp. Click here to get all the details.

15. Say Cheese!

Create a scrapbook-worthy moment with these cute photo prop valentines from Warm Hot Chocolate. Kiddos will have a blast posing with the mustaches and googly eyes. To get the how-to, click here.

15. I Heart You

Whether you’re an origami expert or just a beginner, these cute valentines from Omiyage Blogs will be a winner. Get the instructions by clicking here.

16. Color Your Heart Out

If you want to get crafty for your valentines this year, this idea from The Nerd’s Wife is an awesome option. Plus you’ll get to put all your broken crayon stubs to good use. To get the details, click here.

17. Out of This World

If your kid is obsessed with space, they’ll love these valentines from Dandee Designs. To learn how to make them, click here.

18. Blow Pop Butterflies

We love this fun (but super easy) take on valentines from Skip to My Lou. To find out how it’s made (and download the free printable), click here.

19. Great Gummies

Swedish fish fans here’s your opportunity to put them to good use, thanks to Faboolous. Get all the details by clicking here.

20. Wooly Be Mine?

Crafty kids will love making this valentine—just print out the cards from Hello, Wonderful, then let them glue on pom poms for the sheep’s “wool.” To get the details and the free printable, click here.

21. Pop(corn) Art

From Tauni Co., this is one Valentine that will definitely be put to good use (hopefully paired with a movie!). Click here to get the details and the printable.

22. Have a Ball Valentine

Not every Valentine has to include candy, right? This clever idea from Dandee Designs includes a fun toy that kids can play with even after the sugar high has subsided. Plus, they’re just as economical as store-bought cards if you pick up some cheap bouncy balls at your local dollar store. Click here to get the details.

23. Say It with a Smile

Jazz up some run-of-the-mill Valentine’s candy with a cute photo of your kids and a pun or two, inspired by Lisa Storms. If your kids are old enough, get an assembly line going with staples or glue, and these will be done in no time. To learn more, click here.

24. No Craftiness Required

Here’s another gift that keeps on giving: Play-Doh. Just add a fun label to the carton (Random Thoughts from a Supermom has a convenient printable), and the whole class will be sculpting hearts and flowers for their special someone. Get all the details by clicking here.

25. You Color My Heart

If your kiddo loves to draw, this card from A Mom with a Lesson Plan might be a perfect choice. Simply draw a heart or other design for friends to color in, and then add in a fun phrase on the computer. If you want to go the extra mile, tie a crayon onto the card and you’re good to go! To learn more, click here.

26. Friends Forever

Admittedly, these cards look pretty impressive, but they shouldn’t take too much work. If your little one knows how to braid, put them to work on the bracelets while you print out the handy card template from Dandee Designs. Click here to learn more.

27. Superhero Sucker

Does your superhero-loving kid want to go a different direction than the usual Valentine hearts and flowers this year? This adorable idea from Zakka Life might fit the bill. With plenty of opportunities for cutting and pasting, it’ll be easy to get the little kids involved in the project, too. To get the instructions, click here.

28. Little Bubbles

Every little one we know loves to play with bubbles! Have your kiddos help design the card or print out this version from Simply Modern Mom, and then tape a vial of bubbles on top (check the dollar store for great deals on packs of bubbles). Get all the details by clicking here.

29. Valentine "Cards"

We love the quirky character of these Valentine “cards” from My Paper Crane. The supplies are easy to round up, there's lots of room for kid-participation, and the results are oh-so-cute. Click here to get the details.

30. Break Some Hearts

If your kid wants to nix the pink and red this Valentines' Day, try this idea for heartbreaker valentines from MADE. These brightly colored Valentines work great for boys and girls and will score big points with recipients who love “interactive” gifts (Who wouldn’t want to punch through those hearts and get a candy surprise?). To get the instructions, click here.

31. Wild for These Valentines

We’re totally wild for these animal-centric Valentines from Design Mom. They’ll appeal to all kinds of kids (especially those who can’t get enough of the animal kingdom) and thanks to Design Mom’s free printables, they’re ultra-easy to make. Click here to get the scoop.

32. High Flying Valentines

This awesome idea for paper airplane Valentines comes to us from Simply Stamped. We love how easy it is, and how easily your kiddo can get involved with folding, stamping, or adding a personal note. Bonus points for being gender-neutral cards! Click here to get the instructions.

33. Love You S-s-s-so

Good news for little snake charmers! A Subtle Revelry has ultra-cute, ultra-easy valentines that only require a teensy amount of effort and a handful of Dollar Store snakes. Get the scoop here.

34. Bring on the Watercolor Works

Show some love to a pal and stock their art supply drawer! Take a cue from Warm Hot Chocolate and go for valentines that encourage creativity and look pretty, too. (You can even snag the watercolors at the Dollar Store—score!) Get the scoop here.

35. Oh, Baby!

Warning: making and sending this valentine will cause an infinite “awwww” chorus. We think grandmas everywhere will love this easy idea from A Little Pinch of Color, though you can send it to any relative, friend or lucky person in need of a dose of cuteness. Get the scoop here.

36. Jedi-tastic

The force is strong with this valentine idea from Brassy Apple. We can’t decide which part little Jedis will love more: the Star Wars theme or the included glowstick. Get the scoop (and the free printable) here.

37. Love You to Pizzas

We guarantee this super cute valentine from Crafty Morning will nab a little pizza your heart. It’s a fun and easy craft that uses a paper plate and a few other materials you probably have on hand. Get the scoop here.

38. Candy Schmandy

Now that’s what we call a sweet valentine! We’re loving this super creative idea from Craftaholics Anonymous for fruity Valentine's Day treats. It’s easy to add these tags to your fruit of choice—and it’ll cut some of the holiday’s candy overload, too. Get the scoop here.

39. You Color My World

As any kid knows, you can never have too many crayons. We love the message behind this idea from DIY Candy ... and it doesn’t hurt that it’s simple enough to whip up on the fly! Get the scoop (and the free printable) here.

40. Cupcake Liner Creativity

What, you didn’t think those festive Valentine’s Day cupcake liners were only good for cupcakes, did you? Urban Comfort has a crafty idea that’s easy to make but oh-so-impressive. Get the scoop here.

41. I Spy Surprise

A loving message and a treasure hunt all in one? Yes, please! A Mom with a Lesson Plan has a great idea for adding a little “I Spy” to your V-Day. It’s a great excuse to roam the neighborhood (or a good way to entertain house-bound little cupids). Get the scoop here.

42. High-Flying Love

Want to take your homemade valentines to new heights? Pink Stripey Socks can help you out, especially if you need a refresher on how to make paper airplanes. Don’t forget the festive heart stamp and personal message! Get the scoop here.

43. Shape of My Heart

You don’t need a sugar rush to share sweetness this Valentine’s Day. Homemade playdough (courtesy of Buggy and Buddy) and a festive cookie cutter will do the trick. Get the scoop here.

44. Say It with Sensory Play

Looking for DIY valentines that have all the fun of a messy art project but without the actual mess? Modern Parents Messy Kids has the magic formula. On the must have list: Q-Tips, shaving cream, and a few creative kids. Get the scoop here.

45. Love, Recycled

You can’t help but love this idea from Art Bar Blog. With washi tape, alphabet stamps, and lots and lots of upcycled hearts, you can make gift bags for storing cards or holding other V-Day treats. Get the scoop here.

46. My Funny Valentine

Brace yourselves, this idea from Delia Creates combines puns, Laffy Taffy, silly bands and LEGO-inspired boxes. Sounds like a win-win to us. Get the scoop here.

47. Bear-y Cute Valentine

We can’t get over the cute factor of these valentines from Domestic Mommyhood. They’re easy as pie to print, cut, and distribute—and they also make excellent lunchbox love notes. Get the scoop here.

48. Fun Fortune

Whether you know ‘em as fortune tellers or cootie catchers, we predict that these valentines from Design Mom will be a hit with kids everywhere. Print a whole bunch and then make them in minutes! Get the scoop (and the free printable) here.

49. Heart-ful High Five

What’s the ultimate show of support for your special valentine? A Subtle Revelry has the answer in the form of a printable high five. This nifty idea is a DIY cinch and sure to be a classroom fave. Get the scoop here.

50. I Wheelie Like You

If your kiddo isn’t into the gushy stuff, try this clever idea from Thirty Handmade Days. With a fun car, a cute pun, and of course, a bit of candy, this card is sure to be a hit in the classroom.

51. Photo Pop-Up Valentine's Day Card

This adorable pop-up card takes almost no time, and the 3D graphics are fun for everyone. Get the tutorial by clicking here

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Which one of these homemade Valetine’s Day cards will you try? Share with us in a comment below.  

— Susie Foresman & Abigail Matsumoto

 

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