By Gabrielle. Photos by Amy Christie for Design Mom.
Here’s another super cute option for your Valentines this year! All it’s an easy one too. Print and trim the free printable, and attach an inexpensive rubber stamp. That’s it! Yes, it’s candy free, and yes, it’s appealing to all sorts of kids. Who wouldn’t love a little stamp with animal feet!
And bonus, the printable is a little ruler, so your kids can measure any real animal footprints they come across. Best valentine ever!
Before we jump into the instructions, I have a quick question. How are your schools handling Valentine’s Day this year? Since it’s on Sunday, will your classrooms be celebrating on the Friday before? Or the Monday after? For us, it depends on the teacher. One is skipping a Valentine’s party altogether (though the kids are allowed to exchange valentines), another is having the celebration on Monday, and I’m not sure what the third one is doing. I better go check!
Now, let’s get to it!
Amy Christie photographed this project and here’s what she says:
My children love animals. We talk about them, read about them, watch shows about them and have an abundance of stuffed animals to pretend play with. Along the way, we’ve collected a few little animal track measuring tools which my children adore. Afternoons are spent pretending to track various living creatures throughout the house, measuring their supposed tracks. We thought we would share this cool tool with our valentines this year and add an animal track stamp for good measure!
You can find animal track stamps in the craft store or follow this link to the 18-pack we purchased on Amazon.
Print, cut, stick and you’re done!
Print the cards, cut them out and then use two glue dots to stick one stamp to each card. The stamps need that extra dot to make sure they stay in place.
Sign names on the backside and they are ready to go!
So cute, right? These are perfect for classmate valentines.