Easy “Handmade” Valentines
One of the best parts about having young kids is getting to help them make Valentines for their friends.
One of the not-so-best parts about having young kids is getting to help them make Valentines for their friends.
Thank goodness I had a mid-game brainstorm this week.
Our oldest, Eleanor, is four and a half. Her dream is to be “an artist and a mommy” when she grows up and she set out to draw a picture for all 16 members of her preschool class. Including writing ‘Happy Valentine’s Day From Eleanor’ on them. You can see where this is going.
I let her go about her work for a while and when she was getting tired of the idea, I made a suggestion. And I fully plan on this being my default for all Valentines in the future!
This is what her Valentines looked like today at school.
And now for a little truth in advertising….
For anyone who would want to do something similar, here’s what I did:
Take the artwork and scan it into the computer.
Use a program (I used Photoshop) to do any scaling necessary to fit the elements on one page. I did have to use the magic wand on the outer portions of the images to get rid of a gray rectangle ‘edge’ they had from the scanner.
Print. Enjoy. And pat yourself on the back, because now you have time for making this:
A Valentine box that says, “Take that, Pinterest!”
So, ‘frum’ Eleanor (and me)….’Hapy Valentins’ Day, friends.