With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Moms like me have to think of treat ideas for their children's classmates. Sure, it's always easy to get the store-bought Valentines, but if this is the year you want to do something different, you'll have to try this 3-D idea. Although this personalized photo card idea is easy and inexpensive, your kids' Valentine cards will definitely be a standout in class.
Not crafty? No problem! This project is so simple -- You can even have the kids help out by sliding the lollipops into the photos.
In minimal time, you can have a set of cards that are as unique as your kids!
Step 1: Take a photo of the child, arm outstretched, and their hand in a closed fist.
Step 2: Have the photos printed in a 4" x 6" size. (Optional: If you are handy in Photoshop or other image-editing program, overlay a Valentine sentiment on the digital image prior to printing.)
Step 3: On each photo, carefully cut horizontal slits above and below the fist with an X-acto knife.
Step 4: Insert a lollipop (or pencil) through the slits. Secure it with a piece of tape on the back of the photo.
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