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Bear Hugs and Love Bugs DIY Valentines

Last Updated on September 28, 2022 by Heather Harris

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Valentine’s day is not just for adults in relationships, it’s a great opportunity to teach our children about love and friendship too! Handing out and receiving Valentine’s cards from classmates and friends is a highlight of childhood memories, and why not? Everyone likes to receive a little something special to remind them that they are loved and cared for. 

DIY Valentines

What’s the best part about Valentine’s day? Well, the sweet greetings and candy of course! While my little one is only a year old and isn’t ready to give out Valentines to his friends yet, I am excited for the next few years when we will start making homemade Valentines together. 

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Homemade valentines cards are so much fun to make and they are easy and usually inexpensive too. Spending an afternoon or evening making them with the kids is a fun way to spend some time together, and it is a great way to show family and friends a little Valentine’s day love! 

There are lots of great DIY valentine’s ideas out there, and you are sure to find something that you and your kiddos will love. Making homemade valentines might even become a tradition for you and your family each year. There are so many different options to choose from! 

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Easy DIY Valentine Cards

This year, I am making these adorable Bear Hugs and Love Bugs for Valentine’s day. The labels are so cute, and a great way to personalize your child’s valentines day greetings to others. If you want to make these love bugs and bear hugs DIY valentine’s day gift bags, make sure that you order your labels in plenty of time for them to arrive before the big day. 

These Homemade Valentine’s are so cute, easy to put together, and affordable too! Note that for the Bear Hugs valentine’s gummy bears were used, but if you wanted to change it up, or have some of both you could also use teddy bear graham crackers! 

What you’ll need:

Bear Hugs

Love Bugs


  1. Gather all of your necessary materials.
  2. Slip the gummies into a small cellophane bag. Fold the top and staple it closed.
  3. Seal it with a personalized label and you’ll be ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

These easy DIY Valentine’s cards are sure to be a hit with your kids’ young friends this year. A sweet treat and a personalized valentine from their friend, what’s not to love! 

Bear Hugs & Love Bugs Cute DIY Valentines For Kids


Sunday 12th of February 2017

These look great. I'd love them myself :)

Loving Living Lancaster

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Aren't they cute?!


Friday 10th of February 2017

Great idea, these are so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

Loving Living Lancaster

Saturday 11th of February 2017



Friday 10th of February 2017

These are too cute! Perfect for the little ones!

Loving Living Lancaster

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Absolutely, they are adorable!


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

These are really cute. What a great idea. Now... if I could just get motivated enough to do this for all 24 kids in my daughter's class.

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

I hear ya! That's a lot of kids!