The valances are a total of 57" wide and 22" long. I did 1/2" seams on the bottom, first, and then one each side. Last I did a 4" pocket on top for the curtain rod to go through. I only used the small, cheap, 1" white metal curtain rods that you can get at Walmart or Target, but any curtain rod up to 4" would work fine.
And, last, I had my heart set on Dr. Seuss patterned fabric for the valances, but our Joann's didn't have any. I'm not sure if that's because they just didn't have it or because it's a copyright thing and NO ONE sells it (although you can buy Dr. Seuss valances on amazon - that's where I originally got the idea). Anyway, here are just a few pictures of the valances. I'm so proud of them!
I have about a yard of fabric leftover, so I'm thinking of making a few matching throw pillows to add to their couch in their playroom. Stay tuned for a post about those. :)