Boy Approved Valentines, Part TwoFebruary 10, 2010 11:08 am Holidays, Kid's Crafts, Valentine's Day
By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
If your child, well let’s be frank, you son, is REALLY opposed to gushy valentines, try this little project. This can actually be done with any old image and is a fabulous last minute Valentine or last minute ANYTIME gift bag. Although I used smaller white bags here, I’ve also done this with plain old lunch bags for a quick wrapping idea and try to hang onto any paper bags that come my way to reuse this way as wrapping.
Here’s what you need:
Have your child draw their image. For this valentine I had my son draw a series of monsters from a “How to Draw Monsters” book. After looking through his drawings we picked the one he liked best and I scanned in into my computer.
Open a new word document on your computer and adjust the page size to the size of your bag. Measure the lower end of the bag when it is folded flat up to where the bottom folds up. This will be your bottom margin. If you print over where the bottom folds up it tends to blur the ink. Insert the image from your scan, resizing as needed by dragging the corner in and up. Add your text in a fun font. Abstract Fonts is a great source for fun, free fonts.
Insert the bag into your printer fed, right side down and with the end of the bag away from the printer. Adjust the paper feed to fit the bag and print away. These are super cute straight out of the printer but even more special colored in by your little artist.