Jan 29, 2014

Valentine Kids

I’m a sucker for personalized Valentines. The most time intensive part of this project is getting every student’s face printed or glued on a heavy sheet of paper.
1. A black and white head photo 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 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, cut out with scissors, and bent and displayed as desired.
P.S. That photo is me, age 10 or so.


anastasia anezinis said...

This project is awesome!
so sweet result!

Lisa said...

My girls and I are doing this sweet Valentine this morning!

Barb said...

What is the name of the software that you use to only print faces?

Kathy Barbro said...

I used Photoshop to make the face, and then placed it on a page in Illustrator. Hope that helps. :)