This year we’re making sure that friend love doesn’t get neglected on Valentine’s Day, and so I’ve rounded up 8 awesome crafts that celebrate  your kids’ BFFs in the most adorable ways.

Because while I can barely tell you the names of my middle school boyfriends (and there weren’t even that many, trust me), some of my friendships from that era are still going strong. And hey, with crafts as sweet as these, maybe your kids will create some keepsakes that last a few decades, too.

Related: 10 fun, free printable Valentine’s Day cards for older kids. 

10 easy valentine's crafts + DIY gifts that kids can make for their friends

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Easy DIY Valentine doily tote that your kids can make their friends: Instructions via Fun 365

Yay for a super practical Valentine’s gift! I mean, as much as I love a heart-shaped paperweight, these DIY best friends handmade Valentine’s Day totes at Fun 365 are the perfect affordable DIY option for a sweet, gift that will actually be reused.

Friendship bracelet kit: An easy valentine's craft kids can make to give their friends

DIY Valentine's gift craft ideas for kids: Story Magic Wooden Bead Set for friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets never go out of style, and this Friendship Bracelet Bead Kit for Kids (at top) is perfect for older kids to do on their own, or younger kids with just a bit of help. If you have younger kids, stick with the larger, wooden beads in this Story Magic Wooden Flower Bead Set (below) which is just adorable for making gifts for friends.

Valentine's Day slime recipe kids can DIY to give their friends | Best Ideas for Kids

What better way to convey a message of love than delivering it with slime? If you’re 8 years old, probably none. So help your kid make this Valentine’s Day slime from The Best Ideas for Kids, and even has ideas for packaging it and adding printable gift  notes. Just be careful that the lucky recipient of this slime is old enough not to eat it because ew, sparkles.

BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: crayon | Busy Mom's Helper

Not only do these heart-shaped crayons for Valentine’s Day make a sweet gift for younger kids to make for their friends, they’re also an awesome life hack for using up crayon nubs. Because we all have a few of those lying around, right? Thanks to Busy Mom’s Helper for this smart craft and easy directions.

Related: These Valentine’s Day gift ideas are perfect for boys who aren’t so into the hearts and romance stuff

BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: Valentine's fortune cookie | Club Chica Circle

These DIY Valentine’s Day fortune cookie (web archive link) may look challenging, but Club Chica Circle has provided some helpful step-by-step instructions complete with pictures. Which is great news since the printable message she’s also included is such a lovely one for a kid to make friends — or for adults to make just about anyone, if you’re into crafty Valentine’s Day gifts yourself.


BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: Rose-colored glasses | Lovely Indeed

I’m obsessed with these old school DIY rose-colored glasses for Valentine’s Day from Lovely Indeed, and mama’s going to need a second pair of for her Instagram. (So much better than a filter, right?) They’re as easy as they are charming, thanks to the free printable.

BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: Easy Valentine bracelet | Merriment Design

Here’s to a (relatively) mess-free craft that uses only paper, scissors, and glue but still looks adorable. This easy valentine bracelet craft for kids from Merriment Design is perfect for younger boys and girls who already appreciate the joy of accessorizing.

BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: BFF-worthy Valentine's crafts for kids: | Easy Peasy Creative

I’m getting a totally Wonder Woman vibe from this Valentine’s Day Cuff Bracelet Craft, which of course makes me love them even more. Check out the full tutorial at Easy Peasy Creative and prepare to win best friend of the year.

Easy Rice Krispie Treat Hearts that kids can make their friends: Table for Two Blog

Don’t sleep on sweet treats and fun cooking crafts for DIY Valentine’s craft gift inspiration! We have tons of cute heart cookie decorating ideas for kids and other easy Valentine’s Treats to make on Cool Mom Eats — but no sweet is as easy to whip up as Rice Krispie treats.  Throw a heart-shaped cookie cutter in the mix and you get these lovely Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats (above) from A Table for Two. Fancy them up with sprinkles and chocolate following her amazing instructions, or just serve plain. They’ll go over deliciously either way.