Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's 2016!

Happy Valentine's Day 2016!  
Both of my sweet kiddos had their school parties today, so we spent last night making Valentine's for their classes.  Each year, we choose a theme related to their likes. I love that they are excited to help craft them each year.

Ella is in first grade this year, and she is the artist of the family.  When I asked her what she wanted to do for her Valentine's Day card this year, she said she wanted to draw a picture and make the card herself.  I got her a piece of paper and a pencil, and she decided to draw an alligator -- "Because the gator is my school's mascot, and both boys and girls like alligators" she said.  Works for me! 

After she drew the alligator holding the heart and wrote her name, I scanned the picture into my phone and created the rest of the card on Photoshop. Ella chose the "You're My Favorite Gator" slogan as well.  She helped me back each piece of card stock on red paper and attach 3 crayons to the back.  Ella loves to color, so she was pretty excited that now her friends could color too!

Our 4-year old son John, loves Star Wars, so he wanted a lightsaber on his Valentine's Card.  I modified his idea with a pencil lightsaber.  I bought neon pencils, and wrapped the bottom in duct tape and then smaller strips of black electrical tape.  The last touch was adding a neon dot.

John put on this karate gi and grabbed his lightsaber before we headed outside to take a photo.  I then used Photoshop to create the rest of the card.  The font I used was called Star Jedi font (it's a free download).  I cut slits above and below John's hands wide enough to fit the lightsaber penci.

Happy Valentine's Day
from my young Jedi & my aspiring artist!

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