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. Is there a printable for the Valentine’s Tens Frames in the Photo Book idea?

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

  3. Thanks for the Number Bingo, we will be playing it on Valentine’s Day in our Pre-K classroom. 🙂

    1. Hooray Heather!
      I am so glad that you found a great freebie for your class! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
      Warmly, Kimberleigh

  4. Thank you so much for all of these links! I can’t wait to choose one for my toddler to share with his friends. Is there a current link for “you make my heart pop”?

    1. Hello China,
      Great question. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the original site the idea is from with all the great details.
      If the download link does not work, please reach out to their website.
      I hope this helps!

  5. I cannot access this one. Does it tell you where to get the insects?

    Attach a little love bug (20 for a $1.00) to these clever valentines.

    1. Hello Sally,
      Great question! Just click on the picture and it will take you to the original site the idea is from with all the great details.
      They will also be the best resource for the bugs- but we use cute ones from the Dollar Tree.
      I hope this helps!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I love that they are simple enough for kids to help put together too!

    1. Yes! That’s one of the things we love about them too!
      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  7. These are some really cute ideas. I want to try some of them next year if i remember.

    1. Thank you Fae! We loved putting them together!
      Have a lovely day!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

    1. Hi Taiya,
      I’m sorry that a few of the links didn’t work. As this was a “round-up” post, we are not always alerted to when other blogs or sites choose to take their post (or entire blogs) down. We do still hope you found some wonderful ideas!
      Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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