Frugal Valentine Ideas for Kids

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I thought I’d get a jump on Frugal Friday a little early, in case any of you are interested in making these for Valentine’s parties tomorrow or Saturday. I came across a very cool, crafty website while searching for a fun Valentine idea for my daughter to hand out to her friends! Check out Skip To My Lou – which has a TON of cute Valentine ideas, which are pretty simple (I found a lot of them very easy to do and I’m not terribly crafty!). She also has some fun, FREE Valentine downloads, to make it even easier for you to make with your kids!

Here are a few of my favorites, but definitely check out her site for all sorts of Valentine treats and crafts you could make!!

Lollipop Lilies:

This is the one that my daughter and I decided to make for her little buddies! This flower pattern w/the words “Happy Valentine’s Day” is a free download, so you could print them all out on colored cardstock if you want! For a more frugal alternative, you could just print off one and use it as a pattern and then trace it onto whatever paper you have handy (construction paper, etc)–this is what we did as I couldn’t locate my colored cardstock right when I needed it. I think these would even be fun in a little flower pot (with playdough at the bottom to help them stand up)–to make a fun little bouquet at each child’s place setting, Valentine’s morning! Go here to print these off!!

Another idea that you could also use Tootsie Roll pops with: Butterfly Valentine’s

Check out this fun idea for homemade Valentine heart lollipops — she used small candy canes to make hearts!! What a great, frugal idea, especially if you had a lot of leftover candy canes after Christmas or stocked up on candy canes at the after – Christmas sales! Go here for the directions:

Check out Skip to My Lou for more free downloads of some adorable Valentine crafts/treats!! What a cute site with a lot of frugal but adorable ideas!!

For more Frugal Friday tips, head over to Biblical Womanhood!

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