Busy Hands: Truck Valentine's Card (Free Printable Template)

If you're wondering why I'm sharing a Valentine's Day craft already, well, it's never too early to make something special, and share new ideas!

This is the first Valentine's card Little Dude was involved in making, so it had to be something to do with trucks. It's not an original idea - put a truck and hearts together and you have 'Loads of love'! You can find lots of these on commercial cards and Pinterest. But this is our version, and best suited for toddlers and preschoolers. And as my little V-Day gift to you, I'm also sharing a free printable template that you can use to make this card easily with your kids.

A Truck Valentine's card for kids to make, with a free printable template.

What you need to make the Truck Valentine's Card:

- Print-out of the template (download below)
- Card stock paper
- Red/Pink coloured paper
- Glue stick
- Scissors

Here's how to make it:

1. Cut the print out along the grey border and cut the flap separately.

2. Stick on to card paper of any colour (we used white) and cut out the truck card and the flap (including the dotted line).

3. Cut out hearts of different sizes from the pink and red coloured paper. We used red and two shades of pink. It's easier to cut the hearts by folding the paper and cutting out a symmetrical shape. Older kids can do it themselves too.

Kid-made Truck Valentine's Card with free printable template

4. Then stick the hearts on to the back of the truck.

5. Fold the flap along the dotted edge and stick it behind.

You can put a message behind the flap, or anywhere the kids want to!

Truck Valentine's card that kids can make, with free printable.

I would also like to share Little Dude's enhancements to the truck, which were the headlights an tail lights. Silly me for having left them out! I love his version, it's a bit more personal, isn't it?

Truck Valentine

Download the template below, and your child can use it any way they like. Here are some other ways to use this template instead of the paper hearts:

- Make thumbprint hearts
- Use glitter glue
- Stick heart stickers
- Stick heart confetti/sequins

Download the free Valentine Truck Printable here.

Free printable template for a Truck Valentine

Once you have clicked on the link, it will open in Google Drive. There is no log-in required. You can either download the printable by clicking on the arrow (for printing later), or print directly by clicking on the print icon. The file is in PDF format, you will have to use Adobe Reader if you are downloading it to open and print later. When you print, make sure your printer's setting is in the Landscape format.

If your download doesn't start when you click on the arrow, check if a pop-up has been blocked, and allow it on your browser for Google Drive.

Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.

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jollyjillys said...

Thats so cute ive not made a card for ages. Cant wait till my grandkids are old enough to do craft stuff lol

Catherine said...

I love this idea! Am pinning!


My Bored Toddler said...

What a gorgeous card - great idea!

Karen Bell said...

Great idea, it makes a lovely card and fun too.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

abigail said...

This is so cute! and just the right activity for little boys who loves trucks/cars.


Caroline said...

This is so cute, what a lovely idea! :) #letkidsbekids xx

Merlinda Little said...

I agree! And my son loves traffic sign so I think he can add that too in this activity! #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

Yes, you can craft with them when they grow up!

Tarana said...

Thank you so much, Hope!

Baked Potato Mummy said...

A really cute idea. I think this might appeal to Potato too.

Louise George said...

Love the Valentine truck card - looks great :-)

Kate Williams said...

Great idea! And it's totally not too early for valentine's either ;) Thanks for joining in with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

Chris Carter said...

This is so adorable Tarana!! Totally sharing, so cute for Valentine's Day!!

Meredith said...

This is SO Cute!! Love it. :)

Kristi - Finding Ninee said...


kidGLloves said...

Grace says - What a great idea for a Valentines card. Very original.
Lucas says - I guess I'm going to be very busy over the next few months with all the Valentine Day cards I'm gonna be sending.........
Thanks for linking to #minicreations

TheMissusV said...

My 3yo will love this!

Charlotte said...

Just to let you know, you've been featured this week on The Frugal Family Linky! :D. This weeks linky is now open so feel free to come by and link up some more family friendly posts :) x

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