DIY Valentine’s Day treat bags for kids

Three different DIY Valentine's Day treat bags sit assembled on a bright red surface; one is a purple pillow box filled with treats and embellished with a handmade, beaded friendship bracelet; another features our free printable Valentine's Day wordsearch and a Crayola crayon; the third and final treat bag sits on top of a light pink riser—it's a bright pink bag with one of our free printable Valentine's Day friends attached to it with a paper clip, with a colored pencil stuck through it.

One of the best things about kids valentine treat bags is the surprise element—there could be anything in there! But we say, why hide all the fun inside the treat bag? Why not give kids a hint at all the fun waiting inside by adding a little (or a LOT) of fun to the outside of the bag?

If you’re of the same mind, keep reading. Because whether it’s for a classroom, for your child’s best friends, or a gift basket to surprise your own kid, we have tons of ideas and free printables to make extra-fun valentine treat bags extra easy!

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Tic-tac-toe and word search valentine treat bags  

Valentine's Day treat bags featuring our free printable games and Crayola crayons sit assembled on a bright red surface that's scattered with red foil wrapped heart-shaped chocolates and candy conversation hearts.

Already have some cute Hallmark treat bags and looking for a simple and easy way to plus them up? Try adding these tic-tac-toe and wordsearch printable game cards, paired with some Crayola crayons.

What you’ll need:

A pair of hands cuts apart our free printable Valentine's Day games, which include a tic-tac-toe and a wordsearch; on the surface beneath lie stickers, crayons, Valentine's Day treat bags and a craft mat.

Print out the free printable on card stock paper. Use scissors to cut the playing cards out.

Our free printable Valentine's Day games lay on a bright red surface with Crayola crayons adhered to them with colorful washi tape.

Use some washi tape to attach one or two crayons to the playing card. Then use a sticker to attach the card and crayons to the front of the treat bag.

Valentine treat bags with fun friends  

Assembled Valentine's Day treat bags featuring our free printable Valentine's Day friends sit assembled on a light purple surface scattered with heart-shaped chocolates and candy conversation hearts; the free printables include a snake, a toadstool mushroom, a butterfly and a toad, all with a colored pencil stuck through them to

These Valentine’s Day friends are the cutest little additions to a kids treat bag filled with goodies. (Anything with googly eyes is gold in our book.) Plus, they each hold a Crayola colored pencil, for an added gift!

Materials needed to assemble the free printable Valentine's Day critter friends with colored pencils include a cutting mat, craft knife, treat bags, free printables, glue, googly eyes, scissors and colored pencils.

What you’ll need:

• Card stock
Valentine’s Day friends printable
Crayola washable glue
• Scissors
Crayola pencils
Craft knife
• Cutting mat
• Googly eyes
• Paper clips
Hallmark treat bags

A mom and daughter cut out the free printable Valentine's Day critters they have printed out; the mom is cutting out a snake card that says,

Print out the free printable. Cut the friends out and glue googly eyes on. We used fun colors for the eyes!

A mom and daughter assemble the free Valentine's Day critter printables by cutting slits in them and sticking colored pencils through them.

Using a craft knife and a cutting mat, cut along the dotted white lines, creating holes for the Crayola pencils to slide through the paper.

Four free printable Valentine's Day critter cutouts sit on a light purple background; they include a butterfly, a toad, a snake and a toadstool mushroom; each has a pair of googly eyes attached and a colored pencil stuck through the slits made to hold it to the critter.

Add a colored pencil to each friend—use the pointy end to guide through the holes you cut.  Have your kids sign their name for a final, personal touch!

Valentine treat boxes with friendship bracelets  

Three paper pillow boxes are decorated with handmade friendship bracelets that have been stretched around them; the pillow boxes feature different patterns like red with tiny white hearts, lavender with white diagonal stripes, and a white box with

These friendship bracelets are a perfect opportunity to craft with your kid, and they’re the perfect way to personalize our Valentine’s Day pillow boxes.  

Supplies to make DIY Valentine's Day treat boxes are gathered on a white surface and include plastic beads and elastic string for making friendship bracelets, scissors, pillow boxes and a pink cutting mat.

What you’ll need:

• Beads
• Tape
• Stretchy cording
• Scissors
Pillow treat boxes

Two women's hands are stringing plastic beads onto elastic string to make custom friendship bracelets.

Cut a cord to the length needed. Since it’s stretchy, it can be shorter than you think. Tape down one end to the table to keep the beads from sliding off as you thread them on.

Four handmade, beaded friendship bracelets lay on a light purple surface; the bracelets feature different messages spelled out with alphabet beads and say things like,

We love these cute friendly sayings. Some others could be: Val Pals, Besties, Smile, Happy, Hooray, or you could give a nod to a song by their favorite pop star. 😉 When finished, tie the ends together in a double knot.

Two pairs of hands assemble Valentine's Day treat boxes; they are stuffing red polka dot and striped lavender pillow boxes with candy and stretching handmade, beaded friendship bracelets around them as a finishing touch.

Fill up the pillow boxes with treats and candies, then slide the finished bracelets onto the box. Now they’re ready to be shared in classrooms or with your kiddo’s BFFs!

Valentine’s Day gift basket with DIY candy bouquet  

A collection of Valentine's Day gifts and treats for kids including an interactive ladybug plush with matching book, a heart shaped pillow with a pocket, a bouquet made of candy skewers, a Better Togethers ornament featuring two magnetic candy conversation hearts, and a kids Valentine's Day card featuring a removable plush ornament.

If you’re looking for a fun gift basket idea to surprise your little one on Valentine’s Day, you’re in for a sweet treat: This cute basket has the most precious lady bug plush that dances and comes with a matching book. The DIY candy bouquet puts it over the top in the best way. Here’s how to make them!

A pair of hands assembles candy skewers using bamboo skewers, gummy candies and marshmallows; the candies and marshmallows are sitting in bowls and spread out on a wooden cutting board.

To make the candy bouquet, gather sweets that can be pierced onto a food-safe skewer, like gummies, marshmallows, sour fruit strips, etc. Add the candy to the skewer, leaving room on the bottom for the stick to be wrapped in the bouquet. We made 5 skewers total.

A hand holding a bouquet made of candy skewers, wrapped with tissue paper and tied with a bow.

Next, lay all the skewers on a sheet of Hallmark tissue paper and gather to create a bouquet. Tie a ribbon bow around the bottom of the bouquet to keep everything in place.


We hope all these adorable ideas help you come up with something cute to share love with your kids or their classrooms this Valentine’s Day!


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