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14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines

So many schools are now asking for kids to bring non-candy Valentines. Today I’m sharing 14 new Candy-free Valentine options. They are all really easy and simple and could be done last minute (just my style). See links below for supplies and printables.

(For all our Valentines Day ideas click here!)

Goldfish Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Goldfish Valentine-Materials needed: All The Fish in The Sea Valentine Printable, Card stock, mini cellophane bags, Goldfish crackers

I'd Pick You Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

I’d Pick You Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, crepe paper, scissors, glue, floral wire (flower tutorial here)

Heart Balloon Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Heart Balloon Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini heart balloons, washi tape

Maze Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Maze Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini mazes, double sided tape

Crayon Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Crayon Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, frosted pillow boxes, double sided tape, ribbon, crayons

Car Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Car Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, double sided tape, toy cars

Pencil Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Pencil Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, pencilswashi tape

Tattoo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Tattoo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, temporary tattoos, washi tape

Magnifying Glass Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Magnifying Glass Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini magnifying glasses, washi tape

Snap Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

 

Snap Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, snappers, washi tape

Mustache Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

 

Mustache Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, Sharpie, stick on mustaches, double sided tape

Kazoo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

 

Kazoo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, kazoos, double sided tape

Yo-Yo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

 

Yo-yo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini yo-yos, double sided tape

Lip Smackers Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

 

Lip Smackers Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, Lip Smackers, double sided tape

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. bobbie

    February 9, 2015

    Clever as usual!!! Great ideas!

  2. Yolonda

    February 9, 2015

    Love these!

  3. Rose D'Angelo Designs

    February 9, 2015

    Adorable!!!

  4. Eve

    February 9, 2015

    Such creative unique ideas! I especially like the goldfish valentine!

  5. maggie

    February 9, 2015

    All of these are absolutely adorable. I want to make them all for my friends – who are in their mid twenties, not children, by the way.

    maggie
    http://www.shopean.etsy.com

  6. Jessica

    February 9, 2015

  7. Marisa

    February 9, 2015

    These are darling. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  8. ANNE {Anne's Scribbles and Doodles}

    February 9, 2015

    These are borderline clever! I have to pin this. They might come in handy! I honestly love the gold fish crackers. So cute!

    https://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

  9. Natalie | Circus & Bloom

    February 9, 2015

    Oh, these are SO cute! I’m loving the crayon one. Since I’m a teacher, I love candy-free, kid-friendly gifts! :) Thank you!

    Circus & Bloom
    ♥♥♥

  10. andy

    February 9, 2015

    what a gift!

  11. Noushin

    February 9, 2015

    Oh my God! These are all super duper gorgeous, creative, and amazing! I just can’t get my eyes off these pictures! Whoa! <3 <3 <3

    http://icel3lue.blogspot.com

  12. Taryn

    February 9, 2015

    Haha, these are all so cute but it took me ages to google and figure out what ‘snappers’ were! I don’t think we have them here in Australia!

  13. Natasha

    February 9, 2015

    If candy valentines have to be replaced by anything, I’m happy it’s something like these… these are fantastic, and so creative!

  14. Rudey

    February 9, 2015

    These are adorable, non-food – Valentines. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Joi @ Joiful

    February 10, 2015

    These really made me laugh – so cute! will definitely take some inspiration from this to make some last minute cards for my family!

  16. Hilary Nirvana

    February 10, 2015

    this is soo cute, love the ideas

    http://hilarynirvana.blogspot.com

  17. Zaire peter

    February 10, 2015

    So cute! Love the all ideas, Inspiring! Especially the second one, “I’d pick you” beautiful card with soft colors.

  18. Carolyn Selheim-Miller

    February 10, 2015

    Haha I think the maze is my favorite! I’m a fan of giving seed packets soon. They make it feel like spring is coming in the dead of winter :)

  19. Sabrina

    February 10, 2015

    These are top cute! But I know you always have amazing ideas :)

  20. Kinsley

    February 10, 2015

    Love these ideas!!!! Great as usual!!

  21. sarah@tomfo

    February 10, 2015

    Damn you are good, love these!

  22. Rudey

    February 11, 2015

    I’ve come back to this post, and have decided to use several of the ideas. I love the goldfish for my daughters. I’m thinking the mazes and mustaches for their teachers. Thanks!! I shared it on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rudeysroom. Love your creativity.

  23. Ann Dee

    February 11, 2015

    We made three of these! Thank you and thank Target.

  24. Renaud

    February 14, 2015

    All these ideas are so cute and so easy to make indeed.

    xx, Renaud | renaudew.blogspot.com

  25. Kari

    February 14, 2015

    I love the Oh snap idea!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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