I remember constructing a little Valentine Mailbox at elementary school, then my classmates and I would hand deliver our Valentines to one another like little postal workers. It was such a fun tradition and I've really been looking forward to helping my kids with their Valentines for their friends at school. Last year we did a Pinterest-worthy Play Doh Valentine since our school tries to limit sweets, and I hadn't realized how complicated Valentine's Day cards had become! My son came home with quite a few treats and gifts, but I noticed his favorite Valentines were the ones that were a bit more interactive or that had a little craft to do. So, this year we're getting crafty and making our own Color Me Valentines. One side will be printed in full color and have a place for my little guy to address his classmates and add his name, and the other will be printed in black and white so his friends can color the pictures themselves. I plan on packaging these with a little baggy or box of crayons so they're sure to be a hit.
You can either print these double sided (print one side, then flip it according to your printer's directions and print on the opposite side) or print on 2 pieces of paper and glue them together. I'd recommend using a heavier paper or card stock if you're planning on printing them double sided so the color doesn't bleed through.
How CUTE are these Valentines?!
Just CLICK HERE to download and print (front and back)
to make your own Color Me Valentines!
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Amber Ludwig says
So super cute!! Love the idea that they can have the colored on one side and the color me on the other!! Too fun!! Going through my valentines box was my most favorite thing to do when I was a kid!!
Linda Mannst says
This is such a great idea. This will be great for my two grandchildren to pass out. Thank you so much for sharing
These are so cute and I bet your son will enjoy making them for his friends.
Dotty J Boucher says
These are so adorable, I wish I had seen them , I would have grabbed them, I am looking for some for the Summer to take camping.
Michelle Richardson says
Cool!Pinning this for next year!!