15 Super Fun Dollar Store Valentines


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. Thank you for including us in your (incredible) roundup!!! Honored to be a part of this talented group 🙂

    Leah & Jenni

  2. Thank-you! I work at a high school and this is just the best. you made our party!

  3. Thanks for all the cute ideas. Do you know how I can get the Tic Tac Toe template? I clicked on the link but the page it goes to doesn’t have it.

  4. Love love love it!!
    Re-blogging on OT Interactions, and you get the teacher award for being super OT – like!! Well, as usual, rewards for teachers are basically internal and intrinsic. But thanks!

  5. Where can I find the tic tacs in the pink and white color from?

  6. Great job. So fun! I am going to do a coulple of these for my grandkids. I love that it’s not just candy. Thanks.

  7. I can NOT find Extra gum in the 5 piece packs anywhere!

  8. Is there a printable for the tic tac toe game?


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