Pinterest Valentine’s Card Kids Photo Project

by Sami

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I admittedly do not have a full-blown Pinterest obsession yet, but when I found these Pinterest Valentine’s Cards, I knew this kids’ photo project was one I had to try this Valentine’s Day!

To reiterate, I am not what you would call a ‘crafty gal’. I’m sure you could get much more creative than I did, but I wanted to share the steps for this fun homemade Valentine’s Card kids photo project.

Valentine Kids Card Photo Project


So I grabbed my kids after school and snapped these pictures of them after running around on the playground for an hour (think natural, not staged). With the Camera Plus app on my iPhone, I used the “Depth of Field” in FX Effects to blur the background a bit:


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From there, I sent the photo to my computer to add the Bible verse (John 15:13), “Happy Valentine’s Day”, and their names via Adobe Photoshopย (you could also do this VERY easily with an AMAZING free photo app called PicMonkey):


Again, not rocket science.

After the pictures were saved as a JPEG, I uploaded them to Walgreens where they were having a print sale (Buy 25, get 25 free with code SHARE25). You can also print free pictures on Shutterfly and just pay for shipping. This gave us enough to hand out to everyone in each of their classes, plus a few leftover for the scrapbook (if I ever get around to that!).

The pictures were ready the next day, so I stopped by Walgreens after taking the kids to school to pick up the pics. Sometimes you’ll find bags ofย Dum Dum Pops on sale at drugstores as well (or you can grab them on Amazon below).

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After school, we came home and laid everything out on the kitchen table. I used a razor blade to cut slits just above and below their fist while the kids wrote their friends’ names on the back of the pictures.

Then, the kids slid the Dum Dum Pops through the slits and Voila! Here is our final product:


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In retrospect, I wish I’d had the kids hold their arms at more of an angle like the original pictures, but still, I can’t believe we have these done almost a week before Valentine’s Day!

Are you planning anything crafty and creative for your kids’ Valentine’s Day cards?

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Georgia Cross February 10, 2012 - 1:15 pm

That’s a really neat idea! Great job.

sami February 10, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Thanks Georgia! We had fun doing it ๐Ÿ™‚

Debbie February 9, 2012 - 2:57 pm

The only reason why you would want to join these parties is to increase your blog traffic and have ad sponsors on your blog. If you want to learn more email me or maybe we can have lunch one day. I live in Nashville and go to CP. Trish can vouch for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Im not a stalker just trying to help a girl out! Im still learning all of this too!

Debbie February 8, 2012 - 10:17 pm

I loved these on Pinterest. There are a few blog parties out there specifically for Pinterest inspired projects. Not sure if you are interested in that or not. I am hosting one at my blog. Thanks for showing us your version!

sami February 8, 2012 - 10:18 pm

Sounds fun Debbie! Would love to hear more ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenny Striepling February 8, 2012 - 9:35 pm

LOVE this!

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