Valentine’s Day Pixar Printables


 

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

 

For J’s daycare Valentine’s Day party tomorrow,  I wanted to get into the spirit and make valentines for his class with him.

I also really, really wanted to use my Cricut’s drawing feature. I haven’t used it since I made the invitations to J’s Finding Nemo birthday party.

Actually, the party gave me the idea for the valentines. I haven’t done NEARLY enough with the awesome Disney Cricut cartridge bundle my mom bought me for my birthday last year.  J’s definitely a Disney kid, so why not make our own Disney valentines?

I wanted to be able to make them WITH J, so I thought designing some printables to color would be a great little activity for us!  Best of all, I was already partially done, since I had previously designed some cuts on my Cricut Craft Room software. Yea for shortcuts!

If you’re not familiar with Cricut or cutting machines, they are THE BOMB. I got a Silhouette this past Christmas, but I haven’t really had time to play with it yet. My Cricut is my baby.

I love getting to design the characters and cuts online, to see how they will look, before cutting. (Or, in this case, drawing.)  That’s the other cool thing – Cricut sells Cricut pens to replace the cutting blade – so instead of cutting out your design, you can draw it right onto your paper! That was the plan for this project.

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Dory was already designed and saved in my software from the party, so I just tacked on the wording for the Valentine’s theme. Easy Peasy!

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Ok, so Pooh Bear doesn’t fit the Pixar Printables mold of the rest of the valentines, but he was also already designed – I made him a long time ago for my Winnie the Pooh Birthday Blocks.  So he got a sentiment and got thrown into the mix.

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Can’t do Valentine’s Day Pixar Printables without Mike Wazowski! ;)

I designed a few more; Mr. Incredible, Squirt (also left over from the Nemo party), Sully, and Wall-e.  Then it was time to get them drawn!

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

You still have to have them cut in their individual layers, but it’s much faster than when you’re ACTUALLY cutting and changing paper colors and things. I love this feature!

I had them drawn on 8 1/2 x 11 in cardstock, taking up the greater portion of the page, so that they would be nice and clear. Then it was a matter of scanning them to the computer and scaling them down to a more manageable size.  I printed out several pages, and J and I went to town on coloring them.  J got a spanking new box of markers for the occasion, and Mommy got to play with her poor neglected Copic markers.

I just loved having him crawl into my lap to color together!!

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Can you tell who colored which? ;)

After we got them all colored, I cut them out just willy-nilly, and layered the images onto colored cardstock scraps. They are so cute!

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Now you can use them too! Just click on the image, then right-click and Save As. I hope you have as much fun as we did!

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

Valentine's Day Pixar Printables

What Disney characters would you like for Valentine’s printables?

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Comments

  1. These are super cute! My oldest daughter would love the Dory “Just Keep Swimming” Valentine.

    Stopping by from SITS comment fest.

  2. I love your Cricuit! My best friend has one and she also considers it her baby. What a sweet way to make Valentines together. These are very cute. I hope he has a great day! My son is 14 now so he is not giving out any valentines. I am going to make my husband a great dinner since we have a snow day tomorrow! YAY!

  3. These are totally cute!!! I’m thinking of printing these just because I want to color them. I would have to have Cinderella on mine… or Mickey & Minnie.

  4. What cute printables! Our family is Disney nuts. Just love them all. We do have girls, so we’d definitely want some princesses (particularly Frozen ones). ;)

  5. I’m amazed by anyone who knows how to use a Cricut! It looks like a great deal of fun and a wonderful creative outlet but hands on crafts are not my gifting. Love what you did with it!

  6. I’ve been trying to win a Silhouette forever because I’m afraid to spend money on crafty stuff since I’m not crafty. I love these and the fact that J got to color them. Very personal!

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