My 3 year old son is obsessed with Hot Wheels. There are 10 kids in his preschool class, so when I saw Hot Wheels on a buy on get one free special at the grocery store, I couldn’t resist. Car Valentines are perfect for any vehicle loving kiddo! It’s a sugar free, non candy toy that is sure to be enjoyed.
My bog bestie, Taylor, made these “I wheelie like you” car Valentines for C.R.A.F.T. readers in 2013, and I loved them so much I made an updated Valentine card to fit a Hot Wheel package. I also made a second version complete with a checkered race flag because a certain 3 year old loves the race flag!
Here’s what you need to make car valentines
- Hot Wheel cars (Here’s a set of 16 for a great price!)
- Card stock
- Free car Valentine printable
- Tape runner
Step 1- Download the free car Valentine printable
To download the “I wheelie like being your friend” printable Valentine, enter your name and email address below and the free file will be delivered to your inbox! The Hot Wheels Valentines come 6 to a page. Each printable comes with 3 of each version of the Valentine on a single sheet.
Step 2- Trim & Attach
After the Valentines are printed, cut around each car Valentine. Next, attach the printable to the Hot Wheels package with a tape runner. You can either use tape, double sided sticky tape, or glue.
Step 3- Write
Last but not least, have your kiddo fill out the simple form and write their name on the line provided.
To be honest, I was a little nervous about how Maxwell would react to the idea of giving Hot Wheel cars away on Valentines Day. I knew I needed to prep him to the idea of giving every kid in his class a car. After all, he knows if one of his 78 cars is missing. I’m serious. If number 7 blue race car is lost, he knows about it.
When he gets a new car, he introduces it to the crew of cars that live in the back of a giant dump truck. Some of the cars even sleep with him in his bed. This kiddo loves cars. All of that to say, watching him help me make the Valentines for his friends at school was adorable. He picked out who would like each car best based on various things he has noticed at school.
“I’m going to give Charlotte the yellow race car because she has a yellow pack pack.”- Maxwell
It was adorable. I’m so thankful I talked to him about the car valentines before Valentines Day! In fact, he is so excited to give the cars to his friends at school that we made a paper chain countdown so that he knows exactly how many days are left until Valentine’s Day!
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