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21 Easy Homemade Valentine Cards for School Exchange

Updated on August 2, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

Valentine's Day is a card giving day. If you are looking for ideas on how to make Valentine cards, you'll be happy with the ideas that you'll find here. There are valentine cards for kids, which are easy to make, and also more difficult to make valentine cards, that are suitable for adults.

I think most people love to get a homemade Valentine card. Probably because we know that time and thought is a big part of making a handmade card. We all know that Moms and Dads and Grandparents love Valentine cards made by their little folks. But, did you know that a lot of Sweethearts, friends and family also appreciate the love expressed in a thoughtfully made card.

By patiently searching Google, I think I have found some of the best Valentine cards to make. In this article you'll find ideas for making Valentine cards and treat holders. All the projects shown also show the site name and address to make it easy for you to quickly find the instructions.

Find the instructions for making the Valentine shown here, go to My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife.

1. Vintage Valentine

Download the images and find the instructions to make this Valentine at Vintage Image Craft.

2. We're Two of a Kind

This is just the cutest idea that I've seen in a long time. So easy to make and a great card to receive. Find the information for making these Valentines at Mom Always Finds Out .

3. Free Printable Valentine Cards

If you need a large number of Valentine's Day cards for the kids to exchange, consider printing out your own. You'll find these free printables at kate.net .

4. Valentine Puppet Cards

When the kids give their friends these Valentine puppet cards, they are also giving them a puppet to play with. The printable templates for these cards can be found at Bright Apple Blossom.

5. Pop-Up Card Hot Lips

You're sure to know someone who would enjoy receiving this card made by you. See how it is made by going to Make and Takes.

6. Treat Pouches

Print off the cute images and make your own treat pouches. Find the downloadable images and the instructions at Crafty Carnival.

7. Alligator Card

This is such a cute alligator card that will get a smile from anyone who receives one. Skip to my Lou is the place you'll find the instructions.

8. Butterfly Valentine

A simple and inexpensive treat to make for a classroom of kids. Go to Skip to my Lou to see how very easy it is to make.

9. Wheelie Fun Valentine

Little boys will especially enjoy receiving a Valentine like this one. Find the instructions for making this wheelie fun Valentine at Happy Clippings. Included with the instructions is the printable card download.

10. Lovebug Valentines

Download the jar shape from the Dandee site and glue on the bugs. So Cute!!

11. Owl Always Love You Valentine

The kids will have so much fun thinking up other owl sayings to add to their owl Valentines. This super easy owl Valentine card has instructions on the Kids Activities Blog.

12. More Free Printable Valentines

There is another great site, Fresh Picked Whimsy, where you'll find more free printable Valentines. I love the whimsical look of these Valentines. A real crowd pleaser.

13. Make an Easy Valentine Card

14. School of Fish Valentine

Many parents like to have their children hand make the Valentine cards that they give friends and classmates. This school of fish valentine is easily made by the kids. Go to Happy Clippings for the instructions and printable.

15. Give A Hoot

Who Loves You; Owl Always Love You; Life's a Hoot. Just dream up a saying to write on the little owls belly and get plenty of belly laughs. Find the patterns and directions for this little owl at Kids & Glitter..

16. Scratch Off Valentine Card

You can make a scratch off Valentine card for anyone or everyone on your Love list. Give the card early as a countdown to Valentine gift, or present it on Valentine's Day. Find the easy instructions for making this Valentine card/gift at Oopsey Daisy.

17. Puzzling Valentine

It'll be a toss-up whether this puzzle Valentine will be more fun to make or to receive. Make these puzzling valentines by following the tutorial found at Make and Takes. Very easy and very cute.

18. How to Make Heartfelt Valentine's Day Card

19. Bookmark Card

I love Valentine cards that the kids can make to give to their friends as exchange cards on Valentine Day. These cards with the added bookmark are easy to make and the kids will love them. Find the tutorial for making them at Thirty Handmade Days. If the kids can't sew around the felt hearts, consider having them use fabric paint pens to make the stitches.

20. Trail Mix Valentine and Snack

Not only do you get the instructions and printable tag for making this Valentine at A Spicy Perspective, you'll also find a recipe to make the Valentine trail mix. What a deal!

21. More Valentine Card Ideas

You'll find more Valentine's Day card making ideas at Kids & Glitter. Look in the sidebar in the Valentine's Day Gallery.

You'll find the Love Bug there.

© 2011 Loraine Brummer

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      Sandy Mertens 21 months ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I loved making cards in school Great ideas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love it for my daugters friends thx

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @thingz1: I know right

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      CraftsIdeas 5 years ago

      Very interesting Valentine crafts!! I love to see the results of creative work with kids.

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      thingz1 5 years ago

      Too bad I missed seeing this before Valentine's Day great ideas here. Thx.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations on making the Top 40 Valentine Crafts. Well deserved! I really enjoyed reading about the unique ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your clever ideas, photos and quotes ... nicely done.

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      What a lovely selection of crafts.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Really cute homemade Valentine cards that would make a great keepsake for later in life. Angel Blessings**

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      You gave me an idea what to make and give to my girlfriend this coming Valentine's day. Thanks

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      I really love and enjoyed reading your lense.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What sweet hand made Valentine's....my favorite kind and many I have never seen before and sure to inspire creativity.

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      b4ndit 5 years ago

      great lens

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      I so like those cute cards! Great lens for the month of hearts!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very cute.