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How to make Tic Tac Toe Valentines (+19 Candy Free Valentines!)

Tic Tac Toe Valentines are a creative, non-candy option. This quick and simple Tic Tac Toe Valentine card – along with 19 more candy-free Valentines – are simple and sweet (without the sugar!).

These little Tic Tac Toe Valentines turned out too cute… and they are right up my son’s alley. He is a big fan of Tic Tac Toe games (it’s our go-to boredom buster while waiting at restaurants). So, it makes sense to share that fun with his friends at Valentine’s.

Tic Tac Toe Valentine Cards

How to Make Tic Tac Toe Valentines

I love that these Tic Tac Toe Valentine Cards are so fun for kids without adding candy into the mix! Learn what supplies you will need and how to make these tic tac toe Valentine cards below!

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Tic Tac Toe Valentine Supplies

Tic Tac Toe Valentine Card with crayons

#1. Print the Tic Tac Toe Valentine

Print the Tic Tac Toe Valentine Printable near the end of this post onto white cardstock.

#2. Cut the Tic Tac Toe Cards

Use a paper trimmer to cut the tic tac toe cards along the gray borders. If you don’t have a paper trimmer, scissors will work fine (though I’d totally recommend a paper trimmer in your craft supply arsenal — it’s one of the best tools!)

#3. Package the Cards

Next, package the cards in one of several ways:

#4. Personalize the Cards

If you’d like personalized Valentine cards, rather than having to sign the cards, you can grab a customized version in my Etsy shop.

tic tac toe printable valentines with personalization

Candy Free Valentines

Folks, we are still working on the Christmas candy. At Christmas, we were still working on the Halloween candy. All.the.candy. So, for me, as much as I love M&Ms, non-candy valentines are my preferred treat.

Tic Tac Toe Valentine Card with crayons

I’m glad that this little card comes with only a couple of crayons… instead of a couple of pounds. Are you with me?! If so, here are 19 more candy-free Valentines.

Candy Free Valentines ideas
19+ Non-Candy Valentines
  1. Pencil Valentine – Add Valentine themed pencils to this cute printable!
  2. Slime Valentine – Make slime for a Valentine that is sure to be a hit with kids. Valentines day slime
  3. Sunglasses Valentine – Colorful sunglasses and a cute printable are such a clever Valentine idea from Where the Smiles have Been.
  4. Valentines Bible Verse Cards – Looking for christian Valentine cards for kids? Check out this set of printable scripture memory cards. Valentine's Day Bible Verse Cards
  5. Chemistry Valentines – Encourage kids to engage with science using these “smart” Chemistry Valentines.
  6. Journal Valentine – Kids love a small notebook to doodle or journal… and this Valentine card is just “write” for that!
  7. Valentines Scavenger Hunt Cards – A non-candy Valentine that is also a game? Yes, please!Valentines Scavenger Hunt
  8. Play Doh Valentines – These Play Doh Valentines are so simple using Mama Cheaps’ printable labels.
  9.  Applesauce and Orange Cup Valentines – How cute are these fruit cups turned candy-free Valentines?Valentines day applesauce
  10. Seed Packet Valentines – Printable Valentine cards featuring seeds for spring… such a creative idea from Arts & Crackers.
  11. Valentines with “Squishies” – Darling little stress relief “Squishies” make a cute focal point for this non-candy Valentine.
  12. Race Car Valentines – Matchbox cars in an array of colors complete this printable Valentine card. toy car valentines for kids
  13. Crazy Straw Valentine – Drinks are always more fun with a crazy straw! Try this fun Valentine from Three Different Directions.
  14. Harry Potter Light-Up Valentine – Harry Potter Fans or not, kids will love the light up toy in this candy-free Valentine card.
  15. Glue Stick Valentine – This cute little Valentine pun comes with school supplies, too!candy-free valentines with glue sticks
  16. Harry Potter Light-Up Valentine – Harry Potter Fans or not, kids will love the light up toy in this candy-free Valentine card.
  17. Keychain Valentines – Sooo adorable – and backpack ready – this printable Valentine is great for older kids.backpack valentines for kids
  18. Bubble Valentines – Money Wise Moms shares an easy Valentine that the kids can help make, too!
  19. Crayon Valentine – Crayons are classics, and this understated Valentine card is a timeless choice.candy-free valentines with colored pencils and crayons

Download Tic Tac Toe Valentines

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Tic Tac Toe Valentine Card


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Saturday 3rd of February 2024

I would love. The Tic-Tac-Toe. VALENTINE'S CARD. There are 3 special little girls I want to make rhem form. TY for sharing these. 😁


Sunday 22nd of January 2017

I am having trouble printing this or finding the printable. Love the idea!!

Please help!

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Sorry, it is at the very end of the post. It wasn't marked very clearly, so thank you for commenting! I have added some additional text to make it clearer. Thanks!

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Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

This is such a great idea, worth sharing! Thanks for creating this! Blessings Lora!

The Southern Thing

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

What a cute idea!


Tuesday 26th of January 2016

How cute!! What a fun idea and kids will love this!!

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

Thanks! I hope that they do :)