"You're the apple of my eye" and "I'm bananas about you" Valentines

This Friday, the kids will be exchanging Valentines with their classmates as part of their class party. I am here to share with you what they will be handing out!

Bananas...
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and apples!
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Now for the full story...

I fell in love with these the moment I laid my eyes on them, so I knew I wanted to replicate them...but personalized, of course! Using Photoshop, I trimmed pictures of Anna and Will to size, added text on the bottom, and saved as jpeg files. Then I inserted the jpeg files in Word, printed them on regular copier paper, and punched the little circles out with a 1 1/4" inch round punch. There was a lot of trial and error and I don't have any specific instructions, but it was very easy.

The funnest part came next and the kids helped me with it. Anna had received a sticker maker for Christmas and I was dying to use it for a project. This was perfect. We just inserted the little circles in the front, turned the handle, and out they came as stickers. The children were amazed.
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The sticker maker was completely mess-free and both kids were able to help in the making of their classroom Valentines. It is really such a cool device. I have already stocked up on a couple of adhesive refills.
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But to be completely honest, this project didn't turn out as well as I hoped. Will's is better, but the text on Anna's is hard to read. Oh well. Either way, can't wait to see what they come home with this Friday!

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