Valentines Photo Projects
Last night, my daughter asked me what type of Valentines cards she should make for her friends at school. She wanted something different so I did a little research and found some great ways to create fun Valentine photo projects! These homemade card ideas are a nice alternative to store-bought cards. Maybe you’ll give one a try this weekend!
The candy lips are hilarious on these photo Valentines by Polkadot Giraffe. It’s just a simple close-up portrait printed from a home computer (you can put 4-up on a page!). The text can be hand written or inserted through Photoshop or other photo editor. Then cut out and mount the image on colored card stock and tape the “lips” onto the card. Simple!
We’ve all seen this lollipop idea, but still think it’s a wonderful idea! Simply take a digital photo of your child/children with their outstretched hand in a fist. Then, open the image in Photoshop (or some other image editing program) and overlay some “Happy Valentine’s Day” text and print them as a 4×6 (Costco is really cheap at pennies a print!). Cut a slit in the picture at the top and bottom of their hand and slide the sucker in. You can also tape the back to make sure the treat doesn’t fall out.
This idea is a little more involved but the results are fantastic! We know your kids would think it was funny trying to capture “kissy face” photos. Take a series of photographs of your child/children with a blank wall as a backdrop. Select your 3 favorites. Go to to Picnik, clicked on collage, and upload your 3 pictures. Select the collage that has 4 squares in a line and make the spacing tight between the pictures. Choose your background color and adjust the proportions until your happy with the results; click “next.” Go to “stickers” then “geometric” and use the rectangle to create the white area to place the text. Add the text and save the file. Import the picture into Word to make it the right size, e.g., same width as the snack bag you’ll be using. You can print this on your own printer to keep the project easy, then trim it to fit the bag, leaving extra paper accross the top to fold along the back. It just folds over the baggie and gets stapled on. Don’t buy the fancy clear bags from the party section. They are crazy expensive and a ziplock works just fine. You can use the small snack ones or just fold over the top of a sandwich sized one. This ultra-clever valentine idea came from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.
I hope these examples inspire you. I better get to work!