The Best Homemade Valentine Ideas

Mrs. Fields Secrets Homemade Valentines

A homemade valentine is extra special, but doesn’t have to be extra hard. We’ve rounded up the best homemade valentine ideas on the Internet for you to try with your kids. Make them together and create some fun memories along the way!

(Clockwise from top left)
Homemade heart puzzle
 – Pretty paper, glue and scissors are all you need to get started. Try using old wallpaper sample books for interesting patterns and textures.
Handprint valentines – Super simple, but oh-so-cute, these sign language “I Love You” hands traced from your little one say so much.
Robot valentines
 – A little more time intensive, but ridiculously cute, these mini candy bars-turned-robots are a ton of fun.
iPod valentines – If you’ve got a little music lover, this valentine is perfect. Wrapped candy heart boxes with silver kisses for earbuds!
Illustrated valentines – Have your little one draw a heart design, then turn it into a coloring activity with this sweet idea.
Scratch-and-win valentines – This clever idea could be used in so many creative ways! Share a valentine wish or reveal a secret prize.
Homemade crayon hearts – Recycle your old crayon pieces in heart-shaped silicone molds, a perfectly useful valentine.
Paint strip bookmarks – A simple heart-shaped hole punch and some ribbon turns paint swatches into a sweet valentine bookmark.

And of course, we’re still partial to this idea we shared a couple of years ago…

Adorable Valentine Handouts

MF Valentines

It seems that the days of homemade valentines are over, but this fabulous idea could bring them back. It is absolutely adorable and extremely easy. All you need are a few simple supplies and a pinch of pinch of creativity. Actually, you don’t even need any creativity—it’s all figured out for you!

Let’s get started. First, you need to take a snapshot. Have your model hold out a fist and snap a few shots. Try to have a monochromatic background to keep things simple. This photo was taken outside in the snow.

MF Simple

Next, upload your photo to your computer and then use a simple photo-editing program like Picnik to add a little text and signature. Remember to leave room for your lollipop.

MF Valentine Single

Next, print your photos. Take a cutting board and an exacto knife and make two half-inch slits at the top and bottom of the fist. Slip your lollipop inside and you’re done!

MF Close Up

You can hand them out as is…

MF Valentines

…or pop them into a cellophane bag with some candy and a ribbon.

MF Valentine Bag

It’s truly that simple. Take this idea and run with it. I know you’ll have a lot of fun.

And if you’re not up to making your own handouts, you can always find some great gourmet ideas online at Mrs. Fields. We’ve got fabulous selections you can buy in bulk for easy gifting on Valentine’s Day. Either way, you’ll wow your valentine crowd!

Mini Swirl Valentine Tins

Mini Swirl Valentine Tins

Conversation Heart Box

Conversation Heart Box

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