Jan 8, 2012

Sitting Valentine Kids

I’m a sucker for personalized Valentines, and I’m guessing most parents are too. The most time intensive part of this project is getting every student’s face printed on a heavy sheet of paper, so I thought I’d post this idea a little early.
1. A black and white head should be about 1 1/2" tall and placed about 1/2" down from the top of a letter-size piece of card stock paper. I have the graphics software to print faces individually, but if you don’t you could always just cut and paste. If you photograph students in front of a white wall, it will help them see where to cut later on.
2. Students need to fold the paper in half to find the waist line, and then the bottom in half to find where the knees will fall. I believe it helps to draw the heart first, then the hands, and then connect arms to the shoulders. The bottom half of the body may be drawn however students wish, but the knees must be on the fold line and shoes almost touch the bottom of the paper. When the drawing is done, all lines are traced with a black marker.
3. The body is colored in with colored pencils and cut out carefully with scissors.

8 comments:

Partycraft Secrets said...

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I didn't provide the link back, but I can do so if you'd like, or I can alter the name of your blog to keep it private - your call. Here's the post;

http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/2012/01/double-award.html

stay well and keep blogging! x

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

Love it-so cute! Funny, I just made some bday invites yesterday with my daughter and they remind me of this. Maybe I'll have to post them. They turned out cute.

e-Expeditions said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

mylien said...

I love this idea! You must have been in 4th or 5th grade I'm guessing.

Kathy Barbro said...

Something like that. I was photographed with my new Francine Barbie doll, if that rings a bell with anyone.

Clare – the Witch said...

Hi, Kathy. I'm struggling to find the proportion between photo of the head and body... I wanted to use the children's material: white drawing sheets 24x33 cm (approx. 9.46x13'') I wanted to try making it myself first, because I'm afraid the head might be too heavy and the body might not stay sitting...
Have you got further suggestions?
Thanks, Clare - the Witch

Kathy Barbro said...

Hi Clare,
Can you glue the final cutout to a stick of posterboard and then make it fold? Like maybe making a spine to support it? Just a thought, hope that helps.

Clare – the Witch said...

I did it!
look at my class!
http://clarethewitch.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-day.html
Aren't they pretty?!
Thanks, Kathy!