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DIY Valentines for Infants or Toddlers

Have you ever tried to find class valentines for Infants or young Toddlers? My DIY Valentines for Infants and Toddlers are candy free, BPA free, functional, and fun! When my daughter was an infant, I wanted to send valentines for her class. Most of her class hadn’t started solids yet so a fun food item was out of the question. After searching Pinterest for infant valentine ideas, I was left with very few. Here’s one DIY Valentine for Infants and Toddlers is sure to be a hit!

DIY Valentines for Infants and Toddlers

For my infant valentines, I connected four links together to make a cluster. I made the design in Silhouette Studio, printed, and then cut the heart shaped tags on my Silhouette. I attached the heart tags to link clusters with ribbon and made the perfect valentines for infants and toddlers. These links are great when you have a little one. You can attach a toy to a car seat or stroller, make a chain, or use as a teether.

I purchased two packs of Lots of Links from Amazon. You can also find them at Walmart and Target. I never have time to go out and hunt for things, so I usually Amazon everything. . . and prime shipping works great for last minute projects! There are 24 links per pack. Along with the links you will also need paper, ribbon, and glue. I used light pink, dark pink, and red card stock.

I used my Silhouette to cut these valentines, but you can make a version of these valentines by hand as well. A simplified version would be to cut hearts, punch a hole for the ribbon, and write your message.

DIY Valentines for Infants and Toddlers

My DIY infant valentines have two layers of cardstock. The bottom layer has a heat with a teardrop shape and cut out for the ribbon. The top layer is a heart with a fun valentine’s message. I printed and cut the shapes, and then glued the layers together using a glue stick. Once the hearts dried I tied a cluster of four links together and attached them to the hearts. I used fun sayings on the hearts to mimic the classic sweethearts candies. Here are some fun sayings you could try with the links.

“Let’s Link Up!”

“Hooked on You!”

“I’m Attached!”

“Attached to You!”

“I’m Hooked”


Once you’ve come up with some cute phrases, it’s time to get them on your paper and make some fun valentines.

DIY Valentines for Infants and Toddlers


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Cutting Machine, Computer, and Cutting Software (you can make them by hand as well)

I have a Silhouette SD that is 7+ years old and still going strong. If you have been wanting a cutting machine and don’t want to invest in a new one, see what you can find used!

Colored Paper or Cardstock

I used light pink for the front heart and a dark pink and red for the back heart.

Printer (or you could hand write)

We have an HP 8610 which I believe has been replaced by the newer 8710.

Glue stick
Lots of Links

These are a must for every infant!


I have used the same roll of ribbon for years. One of the best purchases and a great staple!


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