No Glue Valentine’s Day Candy Card! A Construction Paper Craft For Kids!


No Glue Valentines with Pocket for Candy

On Monday, I had all my kids at home, plus my nephew since school was out, and I wanted to put together a seasonal activity to keep them occupied.

Since Valentine’s is just around the corner, I thought it we be fun to make a No Glue Valentine’s Day Candy Card.  It also gave me an excuse to use up some of the leftover Halloween Candy I still had in a bag.

No Glue Valentines with Candy

If you are interested in creating this craft as well, here is what you will need:

– Pieces of Pink, Purple, or Red Construction Paper

– Extra Paper to cut a pattern

– Stapler

– Scissors

– Pencil

– Candy

– Items to decorate the card like Crayons and Stickers

No Glue Valentines

How I did it:

I first folded a piece of construction paper in half, drew one half of a heart along the folded edge, and then cut this out. (This will open into a full heart) I then repeated the same step, but made the next heart a little bigger.


No Glue Valentines 2

I picked different colors for each sized heart and then traced the patterns onto the construction paper.  I then cut those out. For example, the large heart was purple, the smaller heart was pink.

No Glue Valentines 3

I stapled the edges of the smaller heart to the larger one, leaving a space at the top so I could slide the candy in.  However, before I put the candy in, I handed over the heart to my daughter (she is 4) an nephew (he is 3) to decorate. They both used crayons and some foam stickers that I had bought for Valentine’s from the previous year.

No Glue Valentines 5

As for my son, (he is almost 7) I gave him the scissors and all the rest of the crafting supplies, and he cut it out, stapled,  and decorated it all by himself.

No Glue Valentines 4

After we were finished, we exchanged our cards, and I hung them up as a Valentine’s Day Decoration. We had a lot of fun making this, and the kids are already asking if we can do it again. This was a great activity for hand eye coordination and for the kids to use their creativity.

If you do this with your family, I hope you enjoy it!



  1. Oh wow, totally cute and so easy to make with the little ones!!!

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