I don’t know about you but on holidays I feel like I am always on candy patrol – especially the day of class parties. I have to immediately confiscate my daughter’s candy and dole it out over several days, sometimes she can’t have anything because of her allergies. Let’s face it, going candy free for Valentines is not only a healthier choice but parents (and teachers) will thank you for it! Make your kid’s valentines stand out by making them fun and Candy free!
Candy Free Valentine Class Gifts:
1- Make Valentine’s day coloring kit for class mates – free printable set courtesy of Fleece Fun. Source:http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2013/01/new-free-printable-valentines-day-coloring-kit.html
2 – Hand out bouncy balls. Have a ball valentine – cute tutorial and idea from dandee. Source: http://www.dandee-designs.com/2010/02/have-ball-valentines.html
3 – Valentine Book mark, a cute little tutorial and free printable to go with it – guest tutorial by little lovelies on 30 handmade days. Source: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2012/01/homemade_valentine_cards/
4 – Give a little animal. Wild for you valentines two ways to do it free printable and tutorial by Design Mom. Source: http://www.designmom.com/2010/02/im-wild-for-you-valentine/
5 – Dropping Down to with a Happy Valentines – bag topper with a paratrooper tutorial with free printable! http://www.supermommoments.com/2012/01/dropping-down/
6 – “I’ve had my eye on you” paired with a magnifying glass free printable –tutorial and idea from dandee. Source: http://www.dandee-designs.com/2011/02/magnifying-glass-valentines.html
7 – Drive the teacher nuts with these whistle lips. Blow me a kiss free printable – http://atsecondstreet.blogspot.com/2012/01/blow-me-kiss-valentine-with-free.html
8 – Not Loving you would be a mistake – Free printable Topper with eraser – http://www.supermommoments.com/2012/01/teachers-favorite-valentine/
9 – Give a glow stick. With this free printable. You make my heart glow – valentine with a glow stick – Free Printable! Source: http://kommunicated.com/2012/01/glow-stick-valentines/
10 – You Rule! Valentine with ruler – get the tutorial from Thompson and Spring. Source: http://www.thompsonandspring.com/craft-diy-valentine-2012/
11 – Bubbles bubbles everywhere. You blow me away Valentine – bubbles with a free printable –from Three Four and Under. Source: http://www.3fourandunder.com/2012/02/class-valentines-bubbles.html
12 – Perfect for boys – Let’s be enemies Valentine ( with a little squirt gun) free printable –courtesy of Super Mom Moments. Source: http://www.supermommoments.com/2012/01/perfect-boys-valentine/
13 – Our class would knot be the same without you – friendship bracelet and free printable – another great one from dandee. Source: http://www.dandee-designs.com/2010/02/friendship-bracelet-valentines.html
14 – “Bee” mine with Burt’s Bees lip balm free printable thanks to Pizzazzerie. Source: http://pizzazzerie.com/holidays/freebie-valentines-day-diy-gifts/
15 – Four in one tutorial of candy free Valentines with free printables that included you color my world (crayons) you make the world sparkle ( glitter) plus two more – Thanks to Prudent Baby. Source: http://prudentbaby.com/2012/02/baby-kid/four-candy-free-valentines-day-card-ideas-with-free-printables/
16 – Free printable with a cute idea on how to attach it to a pencil thanks to Silly Pearl. Source: http://www.sillypearl.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-valentines-day-free.html
17 – Give out a Toy truck! I like how you roll –free printable that’s great for boys courtesy of 30 Handmade Days. http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2012/02/printable_valentines/
18 – Plane awesome – pair with a toy plane get the tutorial – courtesy of A Little Tipsy. Source: http://www.alittletipsy.com/2012/02/valentines-day-valentines-plane-awesome.html
19 – Give the class the creepy crawlies. Happy Valentine’s Day love bug pair with plastic bug – cute tutorial and idea from dandee. Source: http://www.dandee-designs.com/2012/02/love-bug-valentines.html
20 – Valentine arrow with pencil – free printable courtesy of Sweet Muff in Suite. Source: http://sweetmuffinsuite.com/2012/02/day-4-free-kids-valentine-card-printable/
21 – You have “mad” skills ( with mad libs ) free printable and tutorial thanks to design Mom. Source: http://www.designmom.com/2009/02/ralphs-madlib-valentines/
22 – Make your own fun toy with the You blow me away valentine free printable and a tutorial on how to make a party blower – so fun thanks to Design Mom. Source: http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/diy-you-blow-me-away-valentines/
23 – Write one for me – attach to a pen or pencil free printable. Source: http://www.ishareprintables.com/free-printable-valentine-tags
24 – Word search and color fun kit free printable Source: http://www.ishareprintables.com/printable-kawaii-valentines-kit
25 – Color by number valentines thanks to Rust Sunshine. Source: – http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com/2012/02/color-by-number-valentines.html
26 – Practical and cute! A reusable hot cold pack with printable from Salt Water Kids. Source: http://www.saltwater-kids.com/2011/02/candy-free-valentines-day-gifts.html
27 – Fortune teller free printable and tutorial very cute from the amazing Design Mom. Source: http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/diy-valentine-fortune-tellers/
28 – May the force be with you glow stick with a star wars theme free printable – Very clever courtesy of Stitch Craft Creations. Source: http://www.stitchcraftcreations.com/2012/01/30/forceful-valentines/
29 – How to make the crayon heart. Use the crayons around your house! From Fleece Fun. Source: http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2012/02/new-tutorial-and-its-different.html
Hope this list helps you with your holiday gifts! I know my biggest problem is choosing which one I want to do!
Love Valentines? You’ll love these freebies!
This chic sign is easy and fast to make! Get the free printable with video tutorial here.
These make cute favors for classes and offices. Just wrap up Hershey Nuggets and place in a box for an elegant (but inexpensive) gift. Get the free printable and video tutorial here.
This cute little coloring pack is perfect class gift that is candy free. Get the printable here.
These hearts fold up into envelopes that hold a secret message in them. Perfect for loved ones and little ones. Get the free printable here.
These cute flags look great on straws and treat bags! Part of the “True Love” collection. Get them here