We’re back again with another awesome Pokemon Valentine idea! Since so many of you love the Recycled Pokeball Valentine Box and because my oldest still loves all things Pokemon, I’ve created another fun DIY for you. These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Your little Pokemon trainer will be ecstatic to help you make these for his or her school Valentine’s party. Make yours today for a fully awesome party day!
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- Set of 12 Red Bi-fold Cards (Mine were in a Multipack from Michaels)
- Paper Cutter
- 12×12 inch Sheet of Black Cardstock
- Glue Runner
- Black Marker
- Pokemon Cards
Fold your card inside out so that the white is on the outside.
Turn your card so that the folded side is at the bottom.
Cut your card in half down the center so that you have 2 smaller folded cards.
- Set one card to the side.
Next, cut the top half off of the front flap of your card. When folded, your card should now be half red and half white from the front.
- Set aside the piece you cut off for later in the project.
Now cut a 1.5 inch strip from your black cardstock.
Trim the strip of black cardstock to the width of your card.
Attach your black strip to the white flap on the front of your card so that half of it overlaps the red.
- Do not add glue to the red portion of your card.
Next, grab the piece of your card that you cut off in step 4 and draw a circle on it with your compass.
- Do this on the red side so that your pencil marks do not show in the finished product.
Cut out your circle and trace around the edges of the white side with your black marker.
Attach your circle to the center of your black strip.
Next, carefully add glue to the inside edges of your card.
- The width of your glue runner will be too big to leave a large enough pocket for your Pokemon card. Place your card on a piece of scrap paper and run your glue runner so that only ¼ of the glue is on the card edges.
Now, write “I Choose You” in the center of your circle with your black marker.
Next, write “From” and draw a line at the bottom of your card for your kid to sign.
Repeat steps 1-14 until you have made enough cards for your child’s class.
Lastly, open a pack of Pokemon cards and add one to each Valentine.
Now your child will have an awesome, unique Valentine to hand out at his or her party this year. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that your kid will get to keep any of the extra Pokemon cards (sorry, Mom). It’s also a fantastic alternative to candy Valentines. Pair these DIY Pokemon card Valentines with this recycled Pokeball Valentine Box to complete the whole theme. Your little Pokemon trainer will love you for it!
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