Our todays activity was to make Christmas Cards. We started two days ago really with marble painting. We planned to make some Christmas trees and round Christmas decorations to glue onto the cards. We planned to make all the 29 cards for Annabel’s classmates ourselves, so we thought that they should be pretty simple. Last year nobody gave Annabel a handmade card which was quite surprising. Children are at the age when they love doing crafts.. well lots of them anyway. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to get 29 different handmade cards!
So we started with marble painting. Then I cut out three triangles and my little one glued them onto the card. We left them to dry and will continue this weekend by decorating the Christmas trees. This is one lot of cards.
Next were gingerbread man cards. I cut out a gingerbread man shape and my daughter filled it with brown paint using a sponge. She loved it!
While waiting for the gingerbread man cards to dry, my daughter started to write some of the cards we had done yesterday. They are so simple but yet so cute. I cut out some pictures from patterned paper and lil mermaid helped me with gluing them.
Well she wrote half of them and then she started to decorate them. This was fun! She enjoyed punching out little circles and then we sorted the circles and talked about colours and every time she glued the mouth onto the gingerbread I pretended to be a gingerbread man and said- thank you. And asked how she was doing and was she looking forward to Father Christmas… and so on. So each gingerbread man talked to her. It was really fun. We giggled and laughed a lot. The gingerbread man cards are not finished either. We will glue some snowflakes there. So it will be a busy weekend :D
I am SO happy my little one enjoyed making these cards. My back up plan is to use some shop bought cards but seeing her enthusiasm today I think I wont need to use them.