Do you have a funny kid in your life who loves cars? With Valentine’s Day coming up, he or she is bound to like these Car Valentines we’re sharing today. Each one features a funny joke that will have them laughing all day. You can use these free printable Valentine’s Day cards as is or pair them with candy or small toy cars.
Every year, we enjoy creating unique cards or tags for our oldest son’s valentines at school. Usually, we design Valentine’s Day cards that can be attached to a low cost treat or trinket. For preschool several years ago, we made cute Fish Valentines that attached to a bag of goldfish crackers. Then for his kindergarten class, we were inspired to make Ruler Valentines after finding inexpensive, colorful rulers at our dollar store!
Last year when he was in first grade, he was really into telling jokes — as most first graders are! He had his heart set on valentines to go with Laffy Taffy candy. So then once that was decided we went on the hunt for the perfect joke to go with the taffy! Here’s what we found:
What does someone who loves his car do on Valentine’s Day?
He gives it a valenshine!
We created a little design and message to go with this joke that was gender neutral so it could work for boys or girls. We thought your preschool or elementary child might love these funny cards too so we’ve made the Car Valentine Cards available as a FREE digital download when you subscribe to our Ideas In Your Inbox newsletter.
How to Make Car Valentines
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To make these cute Car Valentines, all you need are few simple things! The joke and design of these Valentine’s Day cards can stand alone as is. Or you can attach Laffy Taffy or some other candy like we did. You could even put them with a small toy car, like Hot Wheels if your Valentine’s Day budget allows!
What You Need:
- Access to a computer and color printer
- White card stock
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Washi tape (optional)
- Laffy Taffy or toy cars (optional)
1. Get the Car Valentine Cards.
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Once you have the file, print the tags for the Car Valentines on white card stock.
2. Cut apart the Car Valentines.
Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut the Car Valentines apart along the gray lines.
3. Have your child sign the Valentine cards.
If your child is able to write, have your child put his or her name on the Car Valentines. When our son was in preschool, we learned his teachers prefer that the students do not address cards to specific kids.
Check with your child’s teacher to see how he or she wants to do it. Some find that the whole distribution process at the Valentine’s Day party goes much faster without names on the valentine cards. Since the preschool or early elementary students can’t read, they can just hand any valentine card to any kid.
4. Attach the Laffy Taffy to the cards.
Use decorative washi tape to stick the Laffy Taffy to the front of the Car Valentines. You could also punch a hole in the corner of the cards and tie them with ribbon to a gift bag.
5. Finish the remaining Car Valentines.
Repeat these steps until you’ve made as many Car Valentines as you need for your child’s classmates.
Our son couldn’t wait to give these cards to his classmates at school. His biggest challenge was deciding which friend would get which flavor!
We hope you enjoy this colorful and fun treat for your child to give as valentines at school!
What kind of valentines do your children like to give to their friends? Have you seen any really creative ones? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas.
While you’re here, be sure to check out the Long Distance Valentine Hug Cards we made to send to the boys’ grandparents. You might also like these Dinosaur Tags, these Star Wars “May the Force Be With You” Tags or these Super Hero Notes. Any of those would work great as classroom valentines. If you enjoyed these free printable Car Valentines, please share them with a friend or pin it for later:
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