Looking for unique, non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas or Valentine’s Day Cricut projects? Make these “punny” Gen Z Cricut Valentine’s cards for kids and attach a small toy. With tools like cutting and writing, Cricut machines enable you to create any DIY you can dream up… and not just Cricut Valentines cards! Whether crafting chic home décor, designing handmade fashions, party prepping for a fabulous fiesta, or making a keepsake for someone special, Cricut is there to help your creative expression. Watch this Pinterest Idea Pin to see how I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to design easy Cricut Valentine cards for my son’s class, or keep reading for step-by-step instructions for these Cricut Valentines ideas. Your machine can write a custom message and cut these Gen Z Valentines out all in one operation!
Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. This does not cost you anything additional, and helps me to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you!
What you need to make Cricut Valentine’s cards
- Cricut cutting machine (I used my Explore Air 2)
- Cricut Cardstock Sampler, Sorbet
- Cricut Mat (I prefer a Light Grip Mat for cardstock)
- Cricut Black Pen, 0.4 tip
- Cricut weeding tools
- Small toys (I used little sticky hand toys, mini gel pens, and cute little erasers)
- Cricut Glitter Tape Sampler, Assorted
How to make these easy Cricut Valentine cards
For these Cricut Valentine’s Day card ideas I decided on three Gen Z, punny phrases to pair with little toys for three different cards:
- “I hope this Valentine’s Day just hits different” with a little sticky hand toy
- “Valentine, you’re the coolest. No cap” with a mini gel pen
- “You pass the vibe check, Valentine” with a cute little eraser
To start, design your Cricut Valentines cards’ art in the Cricut Design Space app. When adding text, make sure to choose a font that would work well for writing, and set the Operation to Pen. I also added little heart shapes for fun. Add a square shape around the art and resize to 3″x5″, and set the Operation to Basic Cut. Highlight the art and rectangle together, then select Actions: Attach.
Load the pen into your Cricut machine so you can write on your Cricut Valentines (if you’ve not done this before, you’ll press the pen down until you hear a click). Next, load the cardstock on the mat, texture side down (as the smooth side is better for writing).
Follow the instructions on your app and Cricut machine to “Make It,” selecting the appropriate pen size, materials, and mat size for your Cricut Valentines.
After the first set of Cricut Valentines cards has finished writing and cutting, remove the cards from the mat, and repeat the process with your remaining card designs.
Secure a little toy to each card with a piece of Glitter Tape.
These easy Cricut Valentine cards for kids are so fun, and I love that they are one-of-a-kind.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
More Valentine’s Day ideas for kids:
- 50+ Fabulous Free Printable Valentines for Kids
- “I Wheelie Like You” Car-Themed Valentine with Free Printable
- Heart Everything: Heart-Shaped Food Ideas for every Valentine’s Day Meal
- Brownie Hearts: Easy Valentine’s Day Brownie Bites Recipe
- Easy Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorations