After Christmas I want Ethan & Evelyn to learn how to be a little more appreciative of their gifts that they have received from our friends and family. So instead of buying more things, I decided to come up with the idea of up-cycling our Christmas Cards. Here’s how we went about it…
What you need:
- A4 card folded half into A5 (I had some Anita’s A5 blank cards cards left from our After-School Art Club session – so I just use these)
- Glittery pens (We used Gel Pens.)
- a pair of scissors
- Alphabet ruler (optional)
1. DRAW: I freehand drawn the alphabet letter “THANK YOU” individually on the front of the Christmas cards in bubble fonts. You can use Alphabet ruler if you are not comfortable doing it freehand.
2. CUT & STICK: I then cut the letters out. Unlike Evelyn, Ethan really hates using a pair of scissors. So I asked him to glue the letters onto the blank cards instead – thus Evelyn can not cut things preciously yet, I asked Evelyn to do the same. We made six cards in total.
3. DECORATE: I asked Ethan to decorate the cards how ever he wanted to. He ended up being so very detailed on one card for the so long that I ended up decorating the rest of the bunch of the cards. lol! Oh well..
Here are some of the cards we ended up with…
What Ethan learnt from this?
- What Bubble fonts writing looks like.
- Tried to use a pair of scissors at least.
- Practices his dexterity figures by sticking the letters on to the cards and using his imagination in decorating the cards.
- Hopefully leant how to be a little more appreciative of things that he has received over Christmas.
What do think? Do you think your kids would enjoy doing something like this too?
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