If you're looking for some candy-free Valentines to send to your child's school, check out this DIY Valentines story that I did for Family Fun Magazine's current (February) issue! Each includes a little inexpensive gift found in the party favor section at Party City or US Toy (perfect for a class because they are sold in bulk)!
I made the tags for the Valentine pictured above by splat painting card stock and running it through the printer (after it had fully dried). I attached the tags to these little paint sets from Party City.
I printed this little muslin bag using freezer paper as a stencil. I love that technique, easy and almost foolproof! Alternatively, you can stamp a heart onto the bag. No matter what you do, put a piece of scrap cardboard into the bag while stenciling or stamping so the paint/ink doesn't bleed through.
Check out Family Fun magazine or their website for more candy-free ideas from the story and printable templates (click on "No-Candy Valentines Templates").
Happy Valentines Day!