The kids and I had a great time picking out Valentines this year for their class parties. In the past, I’d run to the store, grab a box and toss them at the boys. But this year, we played on Pinterest. No, I wasn’t setting out to be that mom, but I’d seen a few that were just so them and way more fun for all of us than buying a box.
When making this list, I had only one rule: the Valentines had to be simple enough that my kids would’t mind making 25 of them… each. With limited time and limited interest, we were looking for simple cards. And I’m not one to do things for them. Whatever we selected would need to be a project for them to do.
Note: if you love these, please click through past pinterest to the actual posts. Most offer tips, suggestions and, often, free printables making last-minute Valentines even easier!
Basic supplies you’ll need to make these Valentines
For all of these projects, I recommend using 110 pound cardstock which is sturdy enough to withstand attaching at treat:
- Assorted pastel colors: Wausau Exact Index Cardstock , 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Color Pastel Assortment, 250 Sheets (48990)
- White: Wausau Exact Index Card Stock, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches
Several of the projects need treat baggies: Darice 28-001V 3-Inch-by- 4-3/4-Inch Clear Treat Bag 200-Pieces
The best Valentines for boys
Party favor mazes: Maze Puzzles Mega Value Pack (48 pc) (I couldn’t find hearts online, but this is fun party pack of 48 is probably more fun for boys, anyway.)
Dropping Down Valentines You’ll need parachute characters. There are a lot available, I like the Safari set best: RINCO Educational Products – 12 Safari Zoo Animal Paratroopers – One dozen animals per package, but my boys love the Ninjas: 48-pc Toy Ninja Warrior Paratroopers
We’re big LEGO Star Wars fans, so this was our choice. Here are the glow sticks, 8 inches was perfect: Glow Stick Bracelets- Tube of 100 8″ Premium Glow Stick Bracelets plus 10 Free (110 Bracelets Total) by Night Lights Brand
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