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Printable Valentines: Deer Tracks

printable valentines deer tracks

Yesterday I wrote about animal tracks in the snow which inspired some cozy reading.  Today I am sharing printable Valentines inspired by animal tracks that are super easy and loads of fun!

For this project you will need little plastic animals like these.  I am sure you have at least one tiny 4 legged animal somewhere!  Check under the couch, maybe.  I’ll wait here…

If you can’t fine one, or just can’t be bothered with paint right now, you can use page 2 of the print out  that already has deer tracks.  But I must say, making your own tracks with little animals is very fun!

deer cards preview

To make your own tracks…  

There are four cards per page so divide the total number of cards you need by 4 and print out that many of the following PDF: deer cards.  Use card-stock for best results.  Then mix up some very light blue tempera on a paper plate (use mostly white and a teeny drop of blue).  Paint a nice smooth layer on the plate and dampen your animal’s feet on the paint.  Then let you animal walk across the print out.  He may need a gentle nudge to get started.  Let the paint dry, cut, and fill them out.  And you’re done!

That is it, except…

My daughter told me a boy gave back her Valentine last year because it didn’t have a lolly pop attached to it.


I got some good advice last night not to swim against the current.  So go ahead and tape a Dum-Dum to the back and then be done!

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Check out more print and customize Valentines here and a Valentine math printable PLUS cute counting book Giveaway here!

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Do you make your own Valentines?  Please share, links are welcomed!


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