As much as I love a conversation heart and chocolates, I try my hardest to give candy-free Valentines to my children’s classmates. Which is ironic coming from me, isn’t it? I have no problem with candy, it is a holiday after all. My issue is the amount of candy that goes home. I remember last year my daughter coming home with a really large bag full to the brim with candy. Most of it got thrown away and I feel bad about that. I also try to be respectful of the children with food allergies that cannot eat or have candy. So I try to come up with cute Valentine’s that a) everyone can have b) is a little bit different and c) the boys and the girls will both like. These Have a Ball Valentine’s were a huge hit. They cost less than a bag of candy to make, took maybe 30 minutes from start to finish, and most importantly, William loved handing them out to this friends.
I bough the rubber balls at the dollar store. They came in packs of 3. I used cello bags from Michaels and I printed out the tag onto heavy cardstock and stapled them on. I am attaching the PDF of the tag for you to download for your little Valentine. Click to download.
I got this adorable idea from Danyelle at Dandee Designs. Here are some more adorable candy-free Valentine ideas.
I Wheelie Like You from Mique from 30 Handmade Days
This sweet heart bookmark from Martha.
Dino-Mite Valentine from Family Fun.
Mix CD Valentine also from Dandee Designs.
What do you give for your child’s Valentine’s?