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Valentine Crafts for Boys

Updated on January 8, 2014

Valentines for kids -- boy-friendly!

There's no shortage of valentines crafts online, but many are too fluffy and frilly for boys to embrace. Yet class valentines are a tradition -- sometimes a requirement -- for boys as well as girls. Here, some fun homemade valentine card ideas that will appeal to both genders. 'Cause handmade valentines are always the best!

(photo: lovelihood, cropped for shape, via photopin cc)

ipod valentine
ipod valentine

iPod valentine

One of my son's classmates made this iPod valentine and used bright red paper instead of the pink pictured here. He used individually wrapped Rolos instead of the mini PB cups recommended, probably due to allergy concerns. This is my favorite of the kids valentine crafts I saw this year.

(image: spoonful.com)

you rock valentine
you rock valentine

Rock candy valentine

You can't go wrong with a variation on "You rock" for a boy valentine message. For this handmade valentine, the greeting is attached to a little bag of rock candy. Another fun option would be Pop Rocks -- one of my boys' favorite giveaways -- or some super-cool realistic looking chocolate rocks:

(image: marthastewart.com)

rocket valentine craft
rocket valentine craft

Rocket valentine

This rocket valentine craft is a blast for boys. Use rolls of Life Savers, Rolos, or Mentos -- plus Hershey's kisses. Yum!

(image: spoonful.com)

i dig you valentine craft
i dig you valentine craft

"I Dig You" valentine

Younger boys will love this playful valentine craft featuring a colorful plastic shovel that sends the sweet message I dig you! Pals can save the shovel to use at the playground or sandbox come spring.

(image: spoonful.com)

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heart breaker valentine craft
heart breaker valentine craft

Break my heart valentine

I wish I'd seen this in time to suggest this homemade valentine idea to my boys this year, on my search for quick but unique valentines for kids. Too fun! Just fill colorful paper hearts with M&Ms for the perfect non-sappy boy-friendly greeting.

(image: danamadeit.com)

banana valentine craft
banana valentine craft

Banana valentine

Skip the pink & go bananas with this bright yellow valentine craft, perfect for your little monkey. Use bulk banana candy or -- even quicker -- prewrapped banana-flavored candy such as Laffy Taffy or Now & Later.

(image: marthastewart.com)

super valentine craft
super valentine craft

Super valentine

From the Zakka Life blog, this is the cutest superhero valentine I've seen. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super Lolly!

(image: zakkalife.blogspot.com)

robot valentine craft
robot valentine craft

Robot valentine

When her son requested robot valentines, the super-creative mom behind the Seasonal Expressions blog (toddandtagan.blogspot.com) came up with this robot valentine craft. Who knew TicTacs & Starburst could be so cute?

(image: toddandtagan.blogspot.com)

airplane valentine craft
airplane valentine craft

Airplane valentine

"Plane awesome" is how easy these airplane valentines are, once you've bought the little plastic planes to stick on them. From Char at the Crap I've Made blog.

(image: crapivemade.com)

toad valentine craft
toad valentine craft

Toad valentine

Also from Char, this toad valentine craft may be even cuter than her planes. My boys used to love those squishy frogs!

(image: crapivemade.com)

Looking for a straight-up

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Check out Valentines for Boys

What do you think -- do any of these valentines appeal? What's your favorite idea for a valentine craft that boys will like?

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    • noner profile image

      noner 

      4 years ago

      I like the heartbreaker and the toad valentine!

    • Michelllle profile image

      Michelllle 

      4 years ago

      I love the the superhero Valentines- great lens!

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      4 years ago from Vermont

      Great idea to feature less pink and frilly or romantic Valentine crafts for kids. I like 'em!

    • ChenB profile image

      ChenB 

      5 years ago

      Such a refreshing look at crafts aimed specifically at boys, particularly when it comes to Valentine's Day and so many of the crafts are very feminine. This is an excellent lens, thanks so much for your hard work to present us with such great ideas.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @seegreen: why don't you celebrate it is a great holiday!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      i think that this is so very cute!

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      safrinanoor 

      5 years ago

      Nice to see your Airplane valentine. It is really diffrent from other.

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Boys are always a challenge n the craft department. You have some great ideas here.

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      Mary 

      5 years ago from Chicago area

      @Sylvestermouse: mine too!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      These are really cute valentines for boys! I believe my son would still love the frogs :)

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      seegreen 

      5 years ago

      I don't celebrate valentines day but these are such clever ideas.

    • verymary profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: belated thank you for the comment, and too many great choices is exactly the "problem" I hoped to create! hope you & your son had a great Valentine's Day.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      LOVE all the Great ideas!! I started the morning not knowing what to do for my son and now I have the problem of choosing from all your Awesome ideas!!!!

    • verymary profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: so glad you found the page useful, Shannon! happy <3 day :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      SOOOOO glad someone finally has some great ideas for little boys!! These are great! Thank you! (Mom of 2 boys)

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My boys are grown now, but these homemade Valentine's Day ideas would have been absolutely perfect for them! Excellent projects! XOXOXO to you!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      enjoyed browsing over these items tonight, thank you for the great selection.

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      Donnette Davis 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Lovely lens, thank you

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      Donnette Davis 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Lovely lens, thank you

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