Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hot Glue and Pastel Thank You Cards

So, we opted for hot glue flowers and artists pastels for the next batch of thank you cards. Chalk works just as well but I have pastels by me and the colours are much more vivid. Jessica loves creating these pictures and they really don't take much time at all.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Marbled Thank You Cards

Having failed to post about the thank you cards we made after Christmas (which were inspired by a punched paper thank you card I saw on the Hobbycraft blog) we are now onto the production of thank you cards for the kind and generous people who have spoilt Jessica rotten for her fourth birthday.

This afternoon we opted to do some marbling on our cards, which we haven't done for a while. Unfortunately my marbling inks are past their best by some margin so our colour palette was very restricted and I don't think we'll be able to use the red again either but hey ho. Jess enjoys the marbling process very much so these were both fun and fast to make. Once the cards had dried she stamped the message on each one.

I wonder what she'll decide to do on the remaining cards we need to make...

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Silhouette Suncatchers

Happy New Year everyone! It's back to Toddler group next week so I spent this afternoon preparing for our first craft of 2018. We haven't made suncatchers or used sticky-backed plastic for a while so this week I'm mixing it up a little with silhouette suncatchers. Sticking without the mess of glue; it's always a winner for me. I've cut out black silhouettes of birds and cats. No prizes for guessing which one Jessica will choose to do but here is my example...

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