“You Are My Squishy” - Unique Non Candy Kids Valentine Idea

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Looking for a non candy kids valentine idea? I have been trying to be a little creative each year with my kid's school valentines. This is a craft idea that you or your child can do because it is an easy printable! Squishies are all the rage in our house so I thought, why not create something that my children's whole class would enjoy! Plus I have made it into an easy, cute printable that you can enjoy with your loved ones too.

This was originally posted on 1/20/2019.

you are my squishy non candy kids valentine idea

I remember handing out valentines in school. You spent the day making a box to keep them in. There are so many creative boxes now. When I was in school it was just a shoebox and I think the most creative that I ever saw was someone made a mailbox. That's what I love about Pinterest because you can find so much inspiration. Last year, my daughter and I made her a unicorn valentine box.

To make these valentines, it is very simple. I simply purchase these squishy 40 count that I found on Amazon, but if you need less, then you can find smaller lots with better deals. I have two children in school now, so this should cover both of their classes. I also found these Mochi Squishies 30 ct on Amazon as well.

Boy and girls a like love squishies. And in this set it included bunny, ducks, cats, pandas, and even sharks! What I love about shopping for little trinkets like this on Amazon, you can find so many different styles and types of different things to choose from which makes finding a unique gift a breeze.

The type of squishies are bought are not foam, but made from high quality TPR material, can be rinsed with water directly when they are dirty. Just use a little soap to wash it for a few minutes and dirt wash off. If you are looking for foam squishies, then I found this 30 count for a great deal.

If you would like to printable the individual card, click the image below.

Squishy Valentine Printable

There are multiple ways you could apply the labels.

1. Cut them out, fold them over, and staple/tape them. Find that 9 count printable HERE.

2. Cut them out and tape them. Find that 12 count printable HERE.

3. If you have thick card stock, then you can attach the sticky to the top of the printable. What I ended up doing was stapling the printable on top the individual package that the squishy came in.

On the line you can add: "From: Your child's name", "Love, Your child's name", or what ever else you would like.

I like to put these together with my daughter. We enjoy crafting together and she loves giving little, sweet gifts to her friends. These squishies are the perfect, creative valentine gift for boys or girls alike. If you liked or used this printable, please let me know in the comments below.

Do your kids hand out valentines?

Also it has come to my attention that someone stole this idea, recreated after commenting on my post anonymously, and is trying to pass it off as their on their blog. Please don't steal ideas from smaller creators. They are trying to make a business for themselves, just like you are. Something can inspire your idea, but copying complete is just gross. Be original, treat others how you would like to be treated, and give credit where credit is due.


  1. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at The Clever Chicks!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick®

  2. Love this idea! Going to use it for my class gifts for Valentine's day. Thanks!

  3. I absolutely love this idea, thank you so much for sharing! My kids are homeschooled, but if they were in school I would definitely be doing this. :)

  4. These are adorable. I especially like the piggy.

  5. May I ask what you used to affix the squishies to the card stock?

    1. I ended up folding the card stock in half and stapling the squishie in between in the baggie it came in.

      Depending on which squishie you buy, you could adhere them with glue dots: https://amzn.to/35QYw0Z

  6. These are so dang cute. They'd be great Valentine gifts for kids. They'd be especially nice for classroom gifts since some kids have allergies and can't have candy.

  7. My granddaughters love Squishies. They would love to get these for Valentine's.

  8. I love this idea, it is so cute!


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