It is time to start thinking about what sort of school valentine the kids want to hand out this year. I didn’t want to spend more than $10 on them (for 30 cards) so I took the kids to the dollar store and told them to look around for something that they liked and that came with multiples in a package.
My kindergartener found these imitation matchbox cars and I knew we could come up with something to do with them.
A quick google search gave me some cute phrasing ideas and I created 4 versions to attach the cars to.
I made sure the tire tracks were scaled pretty close to the width of the cars.
After printing them out on card stock I used my paper cutter to cut them out (you could also make this a Silhouette print and cut file but since this was all straight lines I didn’t bother.)
A single piece of card stock didn’t feel sturdy enough to support the car’s weight so I cut an additional sheet of cardstock, just slightly larger than the print out. I glued the layers together with a glue stick and then I needed to figure out how to attach the car:Double stick foam squares! These worked perfectly!
I lined up the car on the tracks and pressed it down.
The foam is thick enough to hold on the car and doesn’t show. Plus it is strong enough that the cars didnt’ want to fall off, even when I propped them up and shook them around (since we know the kids are going to be rough on these when distributing them!)
I’ve included the full sized (non-watermarked) files below. You can fit 2 valentines on one sheet, and all four are different. These are for personal use only. Please don’t reproduce or distribute them!
DOWNLOAD FILE ONE HERE (JPEG)
DOWNLOAD FILE TWO HERE (JPEG)
These actually went together pretty quickly. It took me less than 15 minutes to make about 10.
She can’t wait to hand them out!