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Fish Bowl Valentine's Cards

Fish Bowl Valentine's Cards

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
— Paulo Coelho

Need a last minute Valentine’s day card/treat idea? Look no further. This personalized card is super simple to throw together and provides a handmade touch that says you took time to be creative and thoughtful. You don’t need to go over the top to make an impact. In the amount of time it would take you to go to the store and buy mass produced cards, you can simply print these out for a unique take on the traditional!

What You Need:

  1. Camera

  2. Photo editing software

  3. Printer or access to a printer

  4. Snorkle and mask

  5. Scissors

  6. Clear plastic bags

  7. Twist-ties or ribbon

  8. Fish gummies/Swedish fish - can substitute with goldfish crackers or, if treats aren’t allowed, fish stickers or erasers would be a good alternative

How To:

  1. Take a picture of your child wearing the snorkle and mask

    • Be sure to take the photo in good lighting

    • Try to fill the picture frame with your child’s head and shoulders to make editing easier later

    • Take the photo using as plain of a background possible - this will make editing easier

  2. Transfer the photo onto your computer

  3. Open the photo in an editor of your choice

    •   We used MS-Paint, but you could also use Adobe Photoshop or any number of online tools found via Google

  4. Edit the photo to create a transparent image

    • Remove all of the background

    • Try to get as close to your child’s head as possible

  5. Google image search a fish bowl and choose the one you like best

  6. Insert the edited photo of your child onto the fishbowl

    • Resize the photo so that your child’s head fits inside the bowl

  7. Add a catchy saying or pun

    • I used “So glad we’re in the same school!”

    • Other options: “FISHing you a happy Valentines Day!”, “You’re oFISHally awesome!”, or “Wishing you a FINtastic day!”,

  8. Print the final product

  9. Have your child sign their names at the bottom if they can

  10. Cut the pictures out to fit into the bags

  11. Put the print out into the clear plastic bags

  12. Add gummies (or whatever fish item you chose) to the bag

  13. Secure the bags shut with a twist-tie or ribbon

If you prefer not to do any photo editing you can forgo that process and just print the picture of your child wearing the snorkle and mask. Print the fish bowl separately, then cut the headshot out and paste it onto the bowl. Your child can either write out the saying or you can do it for them on each page.

Momterview: Kathleen

Momterview: Kathleen

Momterview: Barbara

Momterview: Barbara