Awesome Car Valentine Printable
January 11, 2019
Awesome car valentines for school parties tied with a string

Car Valentine Printable for Awesome School Parties

A Car Valentine Printable? Yep! You heard me right. Valentine’s is a wonderful holiday. I love the emphasis on kindness and love. But I don’t love all the CANDY! In a quest for non-candy valentine’s my kids can take to their class Valentine party I came up with a few fun transportation based ideas.

Car Valentine Supplies

Supplies to make a valentine. Car valentine printable

Car Valentine Instructions

There are a few steps to put these together but they are all simple and this car valentine is totally worth it!

Step 1: Print Car Valentine Printable

Car valentine printable for school parties
Simple car Valentine printable to be used with tape

Print page 2 of the Car Valentine printable onto card stock. Download available in the Halfpint Design Printable Library. All my VIP’s {Very important Party-people} have access to the library and I would love for you to join us if you aren’t already!

DO NOT cut down the center yet. Only cut across so you have 1 “wheelie” and 1 “roll” in each strip.

Step 2: Add Tape

Add tape to a simple Car Valentine printable

If you’re like me, you buy this cute road tape every time you see it at Target’s Dollar Spot! If I’m honest, I created this printable basically as an excuse to FINALLY use some of it!

Cut a strip of tape longer than the paper. With my perfectionism in high gear, I tried centering the starting lines so the car fit between them. But if that stresses you out, for sure no one will notice but you! {and maybe me, but I promise I won’t judge!}

Step 3: Trim Tape

Trim the tape edges for a clean car valentine printable.

Now use your scissors to trim the tape off the edges. Or if you’re getting down and dirty, just fold them over and stick them to the back! ?It’ll save you a few seconds and keep your scissors from getting sticky. Then use your rotary paper trimmer to cut them in half. Or your scissors if you don’t have one, but if you don’t I’m sad for you. I use mine multiple times a day!

Step 4: Punch Holes

Car valentine printable with mini hole punch

Mini hole punches are my favorite thing. Well, okay, ONE of my favorite things. I get pretty excited about creative tools! If you ever want to buy me a gift here’s a clue! You just need a hole on either side of your vehicle.

You might want to test and see how your particular car stays on. Sometimes having the holes closer together is better, sometimes having them further was better for the larger cars.

THIS is also the time to have your little one add their signature. If they are too small I usually will have them trace the first letter of their name that I draw with a highlighter. And I’ll write the full name later. But it’s great practice and they feel so proud!

Step 5: Tie Them On

Boy car valentine printable all ready for a school party

Use the bakers twin in the desired color to tie the cars on. Wrap the twine around a couple times and tie it up on top with a bow. WHERE on the car is the best place to tie is another item you’ll want to test. Tying around the front or back axel works well to keep them in place but you can’t see the cute bow very well. So I ended up using some glue dots on the bottom just to keep them in place and kept the cute bow! {ugh…perfectionist alert}

Tire Track Option

Tire tracks for an awesome car valentine printable

Now if you’re worried about not finding the perfect “road” tape, I’ve got you covered too. I’ve also added a tire track version to the Car Valentine printable which saves you a few steps. I’m still in love with these tire tracks from our Monster Truck party. You can pick up tire track gift wrap too!

Signed, Sealed, now Deliver!

Car valentine printable all tied up and ready to give

After they are all tied on you’re ready to share! My son had such a fun time handing these out in class last year. I’m sure your child will too! Be sure to snag these car valentine printable options and simplify your class Valentine’s gifts! I’d love to see how it goes if you try this one for yourself.

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Until next time my friend! Signature and photo

15 Comments

  1. Michelle

    I am trying to download the tire track valentine, how can I do this? I subscribed to receive it, but have not seen anything come through.

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      I am so sorry! Thank you so much for letting me know. I just tried the download myself and the email ended up in the junk folder. But I’ll get these to you ASAP. Thanks for your patience.

      Reply
  2. Kathy Kelley

    Couldn’t figure out how to buy the printable valentine portion so I can do these for my grandsons

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      I will send it to you. Our printable library was ruined with the new web design and with the holidays I haven’t had a chance to rebuild it. Thank you so much for stopping in!

      Reply
      • Michelle

        Could you send it to me too, please 🙂 My little boy picked these out of all the pinterest ones he wants to give. Thank you!

        Reply
  3. Brie

    I do not have kids but so creative and early.

    Reply
  4. POOVANESH PATHER

    Great craft idea for the kids to do for Valentine’s Day.

    Reply
  5. Nancy

    That’s a cute idea. My nephews would love that!

    Reply
  6. Trish

    OKAY!!…. These are Seriously ADORABLE! You are so creative, what great ideas!!

    Reply
  7. Fiorella

    This is so cute! I will save it for my son for when he goes to kindergarten. He and his friend will love them!

    Reply

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