I have to say this has been my favourite craft I have done with Keely. Yes the balloon face is up there with fun, but this one was my favourite. I also feel it was Keely's favourite too as the craft does not end until someone else receives it. I am talking about cards. We made our own cards. They can be anything Keely wants them to be. She can use them for people just because she feels like giving them something special or she can use them for birthday cards.
I went to Pulp to purchase all of the elements Keely would need to make the cards and I surprised her with her little creative package on saturday. She was so excited to see there were blank cards inside and she could decorate them. To my delight she asked me to help her, and she gave me half of the cards. (Although I only did two as I wanted her to have a spare one to do at a later date).
Keely made her first card for a boy from her pre school. He is having a party next weekend and they are going ten pin bowling! Now that will be a fun party! I am sure he will appreciate his lovely handmade card by his friend.
The second card Keely made was for a girl. She does not know who it is for yet, but she made it for a special girl. I made my first one for a girl too and that girl is very special. I will be giving it to her this week. The second card I made is for Keely to use and give to someone she chooses.
Keely was very happy when I told her to decorate her envelopes. She matched each envelope perfectly. Her handmade cards are ready to be used.
The best thing about these cards is her creativity does not stop. Once she is using one of the cards she can draw a picture on the inside and write a little message.
If you do not have a special shop like Pulp in your area you can always use cuttings from magazines and collect ribbons and wrapping paper from gifts you receive. Add to your craft boxes and you will be surprised over time you will have a lot of elements your little people can use to create their own handmade cards.
Enjoy making your handmade cards!