I saw this on pinterest last year and pinned it to a board to do with Peyton this year.
The photo sucker valentine is such a cute idea. You will need:
- Artist Knife
- Package of suckers or any candy on a stick
It took a couple of tries to get Peyton’s arm positioned correctly. We wanted the sucker to be off to the side of the photo; I found a 3/4 shot was a little easier than the front on shots. This was Peyton’s favorite.
I use Picasa to store my photos. I cropped this photo a little and planned to really blur out the edges, but FotoFlexer did not recognize the effect, so I uploaded this photo as is.
I love FotoFlexer.com for adding fun effects, stickers and text to photos — there are a lot of options most of which are free and it is pretty easy to use. I blurred out the edges (found under the effects tab), added heart stickers (found under the decorate tab) and a simple ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’. Adding text is found under the decorate tab. You’ll notice you can add glitter text. This is a lot of fun for photos you are using on line.
I up loaded the “decorated” photo to my Walgreen’s photo lab and an hour later Peyton and I picked up the order.
We set up a bit of an assembly line. I used a carpenter’s knife to cut lines into the photo at the top and bottom of Peyton’s hand. Peyton then took the suckers and put them through the openings. A few photos tore a bit, but we just put a little tape on the back to secure the sucker.
We made enough for Peyton’s class (25) for under $8 and she was thrilled to take care of the left over suckers!!!