Every year at about this time, my kids and I begin brainstorming Funny Kids Valentines ideas. Some years we’ve hit the jackpot (see the original Whoopee Cushion Valentines), and then other years, I think I’m being incredibly funny, but the kids don’t seem to get it (see these Puzzle Cube Valentines). Well I’ve had all things circus and carnival on the brain ever since seeing The Greatest Showman (such a great show, you NEED to see it!), and I figured big, red clown noses are the perfect thing to give for Valentine’s Day!
So this year’s Funny Kids Valentines are these red clown noses! I just ordered a bunch of clown noses from Amazon, and attached them to this cute, circus-inspired card. I left a space for the kids to sign their names on each Valentine. Just fill out the form at the end of this post to download my free template.
The kids are sure to have so much fun wearing the clown noses on Valentines Day, as you can tell by all these pics of my kiddos trying them out. I am always happy to have a candy-free valentine idea that will still get the kids excited, and I think these are just the ticket! Keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions for assembling these funny kids valentines.
I think the se coordinate so well with my mini LOVE banner that has a fun circus-inspired font.
TO MAKE: Order a bunch of red clown noses. Print the free Clown Valentines Template (just fill out the form below, and I’ll email it over.) Cut out each of the striped cards, and then put two small holes side by side, in the center of the open area to the left of the message. I used my screw punch and could punch through a couple cards at once. This tool comes in handy for all sorts of things, but you could also just skip this step and use the sewing needle to punch through the card (see details below). If you have one of these 1/8-inch hand punches it would probably work as long as it can reach far enough onto the page.
Don’t be intimidated by the needle and thread. I tried attaching these with glue, but it was just so messy, and the needle/thread method was surprisingly fast and effective. I used white embroidery thread, but any thread or string that will fit through your sewing needle will work fine. Just stick the needle through one hole on the card, then through the back of the nose, then back through the other hole on the card. Tie a knot and clip the ends.
About the author
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.