First we took photos of everyone with their arms STRAIGHT UP. This is important, or else you'll have to do some adjusting when you assemble it in the end. We told them to pretend that they're holding something high up in the air. Too bad the sun was shining brightly on photo day... lots of shadows :( But they still turned out!
Then each student brainstormed 12 words (or more) that describe his/her personality, likes, etc. We used Tagxedo to make a heart-shaped word cloud.
Random Funny: As I was typing up their word clouds, two of my bunnies had the word "drinks" on their list.... I wasn't going to ask *what* their moms drank ;) We just skipped over that one!
Then one of my teammies has a FABOO card stock supply, so each student chose a color, we glued the photos on the bottom of the page and glued the heart in his/her hands. USE RUBBER CEMENT! Elmer's makes it all bubbly and crinkly.
Lastly we wrote a little love note on the top:
"I heart you"
"You hold my heart"
"I love you with all my heart"
"You have my heart"
"You fill my heart"
"You make my heart happy"
You get the drift.
(Sorry I snapped these pics with my phone so they're not the best quality)