If you’re in the mood to make homemade valentines this year, you’ve come to the right spot. This roundup of 15 super fun dollar store valentines are guaranteed to make kids smile. They’re creative, playful and cost just $1 or less. Gotta’ love that price tag!

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First up, make a DIY Tic Tac Toe game with a pack of – get ready for an awesome pun – Tic Tacs!!


Every kid loves glow in the dark sticks, right?! Grab a pack (20 for a dollar!) and wrap each one up with a simple party label.


Attach a miniature dinosaur to this adorable valentine from Hello Design Meet Life.


Give little artists a set of watercolor paints ($1 each) wrapped with a gift tag from Smart Schoolhouse. (Aren’t they sweet?!)


Make a conversation heart number book with a dollar store photo album ($1) and a box of conversation hearts (4 for $1).

I love this conversation heart number book for kids!

Slip a twisty straws into this cute tag from Kinzie’s Kreations. Sip sip hooray! It’s Valentine’s Day.

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Use these extra cool printables from the Crafting Chicks to gift a pack of gum (4 for $1)!


Tie a balloon (the dollar store has jumbo-sized punch balloons in the party favor aisle) to this free label from Eighteen25.


Grab a set of playdough (4 mini tubs to a dollar) and make these creative Valentine’s Day lollipop kits from Mama Miss.


Pick up some pretend play magnifying glasses from the party favor aisle and attach them to this sweet valentine from Dandee Designs.


Glue mini googly eyes to this adorable printable from Rae Ann Kelly.


Attach a little love bug (20 for a $1) to these clever valentines.


For those auto enthusiasts on your valentine list, buy mini race cars ($1 each) and attach them to these awesome printables from Love and Lion.


Wrap a bottle of bubbles (3 for $1) in a modern valentine from Love Stitched.


Decorate a box of crayons ($1 each) with a tag that reads “Color Your Heart Out.” I love it!

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That’s 15 super fun, creative dollar store valentines in all!!

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  1. I would love a link to print the tic tac toe cards for my 2 kids!

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