Homemade Valentines – Fun Craft Stick Puzzles


Is your child’s classroom requesting a non-candy Valentines to be sent to school this year? If you have little ones at home this might be the perfect idea to send. These homemade Valentines are fun little craft stick puzzles that your kiddos can help create! Add them to your Valentine’s Day crafts for kids to-do list! These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home!

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We usually send Valentines without candy each year, we have done beaded necklace Valentines, and glow bracelet ninja Valentines, but this is the first year it was actually requested! I was happy when I figured out a fun homemade Valentine that V could actually help me create. She will be proud to pass them out to all of her little friends at school.

What you need for your Homemade Valentines:Check out all 6 of these easy Valentine's Day Activities for kids. From Valentine's Day crafts to fine motor activities you will find something for your little one to do for the holiday.

How to make your Craft Stick Puzzle Valentines:

Watch us make them here:

Start by taping your sticks together. I used 8 sticks each. These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home!Then flip over and draw a fun Valentine’s Day design using your permanent markers. These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home!

Hand it over to your little one to fill in your hearts and swirls. Or even the whole thing… These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home!Washable markers will be a bit lighter letting your design show through.These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home! Once they are all colored, take the tape off, and place the pieces in a snack bag. Seal and write on the front. “Love you to pieces!” and your To: and From:These homemade Valentines are a great non-candy Valentine for your little one to pass out! Don't for get to make a few for a Valentine's Day activity for your own kids to keep at home!

These will be so fun for them to pass out. Make sure to make one or two extra to keep at home for your little one to play with!

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I love this idea!  It will be a fun Easter basket stuffer too!