Last Tuesday, the children wanted to make Easter cards. We had some time after school and Jumpy was playing nicely with her plastic farm animals.
We rummaged through the house and found a few 10x15cm blank coloured cards and envelopes they could use, beige card and pretty scraps of paper. We cut the beige card and paper scraps into 7x9cm rectangles. They used a wine cork for their little chicks, just because it was something they had never done before.
Crevette (5 years 8 months) wrote ‘Happy Easter’ on all beige rectangles before Beanie (3 years 6 months) stamped the cards with the wine cork and yellow paint. She was rather generous with the amount of paint applied to the cardstock so we had to leave them to dry overnight.
They were both quite eager to write their cards. Crevette wrote a short message to his teacher and teaching assistant whilst Beanie drew her teacher on her card and I wrote what she asked me to.
After school on Wednesday, we focused our attention on the cards again and I just made a very simplistic model of a chick for my little ones: two dots for eyes, a triangle for the beak, stick legs and little wings.
They really enjoyed seeing those blobs of paint become little chicks. I was rather impressed by their drawing skills actually. They will definitely be much better at Art than I ever was at school!
I gave them a box of double sided sticky tabs and they layered their chosen scraps of paper and their ‘chick art’ on the cards they had written the previous day.