Do you need a simple, easy, and low-cost ? Download my free printable Valentines for kids and pair them with a glow stick. This inexpensive Valentine is a great non-candy option for children to give to friends and classmates.
Are these actually free printable Valentines for kids?
They sure are!
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Below are items you may want for putting together these Valentines. These are items I always have on hand in my supply bin to make projects easy.
For the actual Valentine’s, I grabbed glow sticks from both Target and Amazon to see which looked better for photos in this post (hashtag behind the scenes) and how the quality was of each.
Here are links to Target and Amazon supplies, depending on which is easier for you. Oh! And don’t forget that the Dollar Store often has these items, too.
Bulk Glow Sticks (pack of 100)
It’s 100 thin glow sticks. That’s a lot. if you need a lot, this may be the right pack for you.
Glow Sticks (pack of 12)
This is a 12-pack of thin glow sticks. Technically, these are meant to be bracelets but that’s only if you add the clasp, which is optional. I opted not to add that part on my Valentines.
Choose the glow stick printable to use
I went full Monica Geller on these printables. Could I have made them on one sheet? Yes. Would that give you maximum flexibility? No.
When you go to download the free printable cards, choose which pattern is best for you.
“You make my heart glow” download
“You light up my life” download
How to assemble the printable Valentine cards
Step 1: I recommend printing the Valentine cards on card stock paper. It’s a better weight for craft project like these (which is why I always have a ream of it on hand).
Step 2: Cut out the Valentine’s (easy peasy).
Step 3: Add two hole punches (on the left and right side of the printable). This is where you will stick the glowsticks. See my photo for how I lined up my hole punches.
Step 4: Sign (or have your child sign) their name to the back of the card before assembling.
Step 5: Slide the glow stick through the holes.
Step 6: Admire your adorable homemade Valentine’s.
Download the free printable Valentines
Click the image you want to download.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course not! This is a bonus activity and mostly customary in United States schools. Handing out Valentine’s day cards is not a requirement.
The best list of books for Valentine’s day can be found at Happily Ever Elephants.
These come together quickly in just a few minutes. Depending on your child and whether they will be writing their name on the back will also dictate the time. Tip: Have your child only write on 3-5 cards at a time. Take a break and do another set.
Susie Allison, M. Ed
Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former teacher and early childhood education advocate, Susie’s parenting book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is available on Amazon.
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