5 DIY Valentines Treats for School

Valentine’s day is about to roll around, and soon we’ll all be scrambling to come up with cute Valentines Treats for School for our kids.  It’s easy to grab a bag of candy & call it a day (and hey, there’s NO shame in that… I do that too sometimes!).  But if you are looking for something simple that you can make (these are so simple the kids will love to help too!), check out these 5 DIY Valentines treats for school!

I think you’ll be surprised how quickly these DIY Valentine treats come together!  And they don’t require a lot of supplies (some are even free printables from my Resource Library!). So, gather those crafty kids & get going!

DIY Valentine’s Treats for School

Heart Flowers Flowers

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I found this idea in an old Martha Stewart Kids magazine! There are so many fun ideas in those books!

For this craft, all you will need is:

Valentines treats for school: heart flower with sucker

First, you will cut out 3 or 4 hearts.  You want all of your heart approximately the same size.  You may fold your paper in half & draw a half heart & then cut if you want (this will make a fold down the middle which I kind of prefer).

Once all the hearts are cut out, use a hole punch to make a small hole in the bottom of each heart.  Then carefully place the sucker stick thru each of the holes and fan out your flower “petals”.  You may cut out a leaf if you wish (this could serve as your tag) & then add it after each petal has been placed.

I used washi tape to help hold my petals in place, but any tape will work if you need it!

Decorated Paper Bags

This craft can be so much fun, because the more of the optional decorations that you have on hand, the more creative you can get!

Valentines treats for school: treat bags

For this craft you will need:

  • paper bags (white, red, brown… whatever color you prefer)

Optional decorations (pick as many as you want)

  • stamps & ink pad
  • washi tape
  • stickers
  • paint- acrylic
  • scrapbook paper
  • string
  • buttons, etc
  • this craft needs is a little creativity!  Decorate each bag with washi tape, stickers, stamps, markers, & string.  You can have your child press their finger onto a red ink pad & then press onto the bag to make hearts, if you want. Use letter stamps to spell out messages on each bag! The only limit is your imagination!

Once you are done creating your treat holder, fill each bag with stickers, candy, or a cookie for your kids to share with their friends at school.

Treat Box

This one is pretty simple, all you need to do is print the free pdf from my Resource library, and then fold it, tape the edges, and add a ribbon & candy if you wish.

What you need is:

  • free printable treat cone template (found in my Resource Library)
  • tape
  • ribbon or string
  • candy

Valentines treats for school: treat box

Once you have printed out your template, carefully cut it out. Fold each section on the lines between each triangle.  Once you have each area folded, tape the outer 2 triangles together (on the inner tabs & along the outside) to form a cone. Once your cone it assembled, use a hole puncher to place holes on each red triangle (in the upper center as seen above) for hanging and in the top flap & front triangle to allow your treat box to close.

Pencil & Heart

This is a cute non-candy option for a valentines treat for school!  You can change up your message on your paper that goes across your heart if you want to make your own.  Or you can print this pdf from my Resource Library.

You will need:

Valentines treats for school: Heart with a pencil

The assembly of this one is pretty simple! Just cut out your heart & message from the printable.  Punch holes (I had to punch a little extra opening to make my hole big enough) on each side of the heart.  Attach your banner across the heart with tape, glue, or staples. Allow your child to write to & from on the front (or back if you prefer) of each heart!

Candy Pouches

This is a fun little project!  If you have a girl that is into sewing, or if you just have lots of scrap fabric around the house, this would be super easy! Pretty scrapbook paper & fabric are 2 things that I just love collecting at and keeping on hand!  You just never know when you’ll need that cute pink print to make a valentine!

For this craft, you will need:

  • fabric
  • ribbon or string
  • scissors
  • candy (small packs or sucker)
  • tag (make a heart if you want!)

Valentines treats for school: candy pouches

Start with a 6 inch by  6 inch square of fabric for each pouch that you want to make!  A yard of fabric should be 36 inches by 36 inches.  So, if you are going to buy fabric, you will need 1 yard for every 6 pouches.

(These pouches are just the right size for a tootsie pop sized sucker, but it you want to place a larger amount of candy in it, I would increase the size of your fabric to at least 9 inches by 9 inches.)

Place candy (in a sealed baggie) in the center of each pouch, gather the fabric up around the candy & tie with a ribbon or string.  Add a tag (maybe a heart?) if you want!

Simple Valentines Treats for School

I hope you found a little inspiration in these simple ideas for valentines treats for school!  If doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make a cute little DIY gift that your kids will love making & be excited to share with their friends!

How do you like these fun valentine treats for school?  Let me know in the comments!

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