42 Easy Valentine’s Day Cards You Can Make at Home

As parents, there’s nothing quite like a Valentine’s Day card for mom. We’ve searched the web and carefully curated everything from Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers to easy Valentine’s Day cards for school, and all of them are sweet as can be. Keep reading to see our favorite ideas for making homemade cards for Valentine’s Day 2022.

1. Flamingo Valentines

You can’t go wrong with pipe cleaners and hearts when Valentine’s Day rolls around—these fun flamingos are a great idea for kiddos who are all about animals. You can find this easy Valentine’s Day card over at Ranger Rick

2. Embroidered Hearts

Kids can hone their skills with a needle and thread to make these cute Valentine's Day cards from Hello, Wonderful

3. Goldfish Snacks in a "Bowl"

How cute are these Goldfish-filled valentines from Backless Shirt? This candy-free idea doubles as a little afternoon snack, too. To get the details, click here.

4. Cutie Valentines

Our kids love mandarin oranges (aka cuties), and this easy valentine from It’s Always Autumn is the perfect way to use them. Buy a big bag at the grocery store and you’re halfway there. 

5. LEGO My Valentine

Build super cute Valentine's Day cards this year with this printable from The Resourceful Mama. The only other things you'll need are LEGO bricks and plastic bags. 

6. Toy Plane Valentines

Your littles will soar to the top of the class with these awesome plane valentines from Crap I’ve Made. Snag toy planes on the cheap on Amazon or at a party store. 

7. Fortune Cookies

Get creative this year with these amazing valentine's cards for school from Evermine Occasions. Your kids can fill each “cookie” with special messages. 

8. Rubber Duckie Valentines

We love a good pun, and this card from Simple Enchantments is definitely a winner.

9. Candy-Free Valentines

Since kids will be loading up on candy all day, we love this change of pace from Pretty Prudent. Pick from crayons, bubbles, glitter or bandaids—all of which have their own clever puns. 

10. Pirate Puns

Pirate-obsessed kids will love this clever valentine from MerMag. A pirate pun, a heart eye patch—it just doesn’t get much cuter than this. 

11. Noisemaker Valentines

Swing by a party store to grab some party blowers, and have the kids help put together these easy homemade valentines from Design Mom

12. Glow Stick Valentines

Check out this cute idea from Eighteen 25—with a few packs of glow sticks, it’s pretty easy to put together. 

13. Kool-Aid Fun

If your little one is a Kool-Aid lover, they’ll definitely get a kick out of these cute Valentine's Day cards from My Name Is Snickerdoodle

14. Star(burst) Cards

Fancy up your valentines this year with this idea from It’s Always Autumn. Crafty kids will enjoy decorating each card with a potato stamp. 

15. Photo Booth Props

Create a scrapbook-worthy moment with these cute photo prop valentines from Warm Hot Chocolate. Kiddos will have a blast posing with the mustaches and googly eyes. 

16. Origami Cards

Whether you’re an origami expert or just a beginner, these easy DIY valentines from Omiyage Blogs will be a winner. 

17. Crayon Cards

If you want to get crafty for your Valentine this year, this idea from The Nerd’s Wife is an awesome option. Plus, you’ll get to put all your broken crayon stubs to good use. 

18. Blow Pop Butterflies

We love this fun (but super easy) take on valentines from Skip to My Lou. To find out how it’s made (and download the free printable), click here.

19. Gummy Fish Valentines

Swedish fish fans here’s your opportunity to put them to good use, thanks to Faboolous

20. Cute Sheep Valentines

Crafty kids will love making this valentine—just print out the cards from Hello, Wonderful, and then let them glue on pom poms for the sheep’s “wool.” 

21. Pictures and Pop Rocks

Jazz up some run-of-the-mill Valentine’s candy with a cute photo of your kids and a pun or two, inspired by Lisa Storms. If your kids are old enough, get an assembly line going with staples or glue, and these will be done in no time. 

22. Play-Doh Packages

Here’s another gift that keeps on giving: Play-Doh. Just add a fun label to the carton (Random Thoughts from a Supermom has a convenient printable), and the whole class will be sculpting hearts and flowers for their special someone. 

23. A Coloring Page

If your kiddo loves to draw, this card from A Mom with a Lesson Plan might be a perfect choice. Draw a heart or other design for friends to color in, and add in a fun phrase on the computer. If you want to go the extra mile, tie a crayon onto the card, and you’re good to go! 

24. Valentine "Cards"

We love the quirky character of these Valentine's “cards” from My Paper Crane. The supplies are easy to round up, there's lots of room for kid participation, and the results are oh-so-cute.

25. Break Some Hearts

If your kid wants to nix the pink and red this Valentines' Day, try this idea for heartbreaker Valentines from MADEeveryday. These brightly colored homemade Valentine's Day cards work great for boys and girls and will score big points with recipients who love “interactive” gifts (Who wouldn’t want to punch through those hearts and get a candy surprise?). To get the instructions, click here.

26. Animal Toy Valentines

We’re totally wild for these animal-centric valentines for school from Design Mom. They’ll appeal to all kinds of kids (especially those who can’t get enough of the animal kingdom) and thanks to Design Mom’s free printables, they’re ultra-easy to make. 

27. Paper Airplane Valentines

This awesome idea for paper airplane valentines comes to us from Simply Stamped. We love how easy it is and how easily your kiddo can get involved with folding, stamping or adding a personal note. Bonus points for being gender-neutral cards! 

28. Toy Snake Valentines

Good news for little snake charmers! A Subtle Revelry has ultra-cute easy Valentine's Day cards that only require a teensy amount of effort and a handful of Dollar Store snakes.

29. Watercolor Tray Valentines

Show some love to a pal and stock their art supply drawer! Take a cue from Warm Hot Chocolate and go for easy homemade valentines that encourage creativity and look pretty, too (You can even snag the watercolors at the Dollar Store—score!). 

30. Adorable Baby Valentine

Warning: making and sending this valentine will cause an infinite “awwww” chorus. We think grandmas everywhere will love this easy idea from A Little Pinch of Color, though you can send it to any relative, friend or lucky person in need of a dose of cuteness. 

31. Star Wars-Themed Valentine

The force is strong with this Valentine's Day card idea from Brassy Apple. We can’t decide which part little Jedis will love more: the Star Wars theme or the included glowstick. Get the scoop (and the free printable) here.

32. Pizza Pie Valentines

We guarantee this super cute valentine from Crafty Morning will nab a little pizza your heart. It’s a fun and easy craft that uses a paper plate and a few other materials you probably have on hand. 

33. You Color My World

As any kid knows, you can never have too many crayons. We love the message behind this idea from DIY Candy ... and it doesn’t hurt that it’s simple enough to whip up on the fly! Get the scoop (and the free printable) here.

34. Cupcake Liner Creativity

What, you didn’t think those festive Valentine’s Day cupcake liners were only good for cupcakes, did you? Urban Comfort has a crafty idea that’s easy to make but oh-so-impressive. Get the scoop here.

35. I Spy Surprise

A loving message and a treasure hunt all in one? Yes, please! A Mom with a Lesson Plan has a great idea for adding a little “I Spy” to your V-Day. It’s a great excuse to roam the neighborhood (or a good way to entertain house-bound little cupids). Get the scoop here.

36. Sensory Valentine

Looking for easy DIY valentines that have all the fun of a messy art project, but without the actual mess? Modern Parents Messy Kids has the magic formula. On the must-have list: Q-Tips, shaving cream, and a few creative kids. 

37. Upcycled Valentines

You can’t help but love this idea from Art Bar Blog. With washi tape, alphabet stamps, and lots and lots of upcycled hearts, you can make gift bags for storing cards or holding other V-Day treats.

38. Joke Boxes

Brace yourselves, this idea from Delia Creates combines puns, Laffy Taffy, silly bands and LEGO-inspired boxes. It sounds like a win-win to us. 

39. Bear-y Cute Valentine

We can’t get over the cute factor of these Valentine's Day cards for school from Domestic Mommyhood. They’re easy as pie to print, cut, and distribute—and they also make excellent lunchbox love notes. 

40. Fun Fortune

Whether you know ‘em as fortune tellers or cootie catchers, we predict that these valentines from Design Mom will be a hit with kids everywhere. Print a whole bunch and then make them in minutes! 

41. High Fives

What’s the ultimate show of support for your special valentine? A Subtle Revelry has the answer in the form of a printable high five. This nifty idea is easy and sure to be a classroom fave. 

42. Photo Pop-Up Valentine's Day Card

This adorable pop-up card takes almost no time, and the 3D graphics are fun for everyone. Get the tutorial by clicking here


— Susie Foresman & Abigail Matsumoto

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