Making Easter cards

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.

Homemade Easter Cards - stamping

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.

Homemade Easter Cards - writing the cards

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.

Homemade Easter Cards - drawing on the cards

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.

Homemade Easter Cards - drawing little chicks

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!

Homemade Easter Cards - drawing

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.

Homemade Easter Cards - sticking


Homemade Easter Cards - finished cards

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  1. Alexandra Mercer (Broody Me)
    11/04/2014 / 8:20 am

    The cards look fantastic!

    • 11/04/2014 / 9:54 am

      Thanks Alex, I love it when it takes minutes to make something and it turns out looking great! x Mel

  2. 11/04/2014 / 9:54 am

    These cards are fabulous! My daughter loves making cards too we have recently just made some lovely ones for my sisters for their ‘happy aunties day’ on mothers day #WotW

    • 11/04/2014 / 10:18 am

      Making cards is fun, isn’t it? It turns out cheap (if not free) and it is always so special to give a card the children have made with love and are proud of. Mel

    • 11/04/2014 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Mel

    • 11/04/2014 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks Merlinda! We are big fans of easy (and cute), too! Mel

  3. Kim Carberry
    11/04/2014 / 3:22 pm

    Aww! How lovely!! x

  4. 11/04/2014 / 5:38 pm

    They are fab! Love them 🙂 And, it reminds me that I must sort out Easter cards!

    • 11/04/2014 / 11:22 pm

      Thanks Sara! They are really easy to make as well. Mel

    • 11/04/2014 / 9:10 pm

      Nice and easy… that is our kind of crafty activity at home! It is a bonus when it turns out looking cute! Thanks Jocelyn. x Mel

  5. 12/04/2014 / 9:57 pm

    Wow those cards are absolutely fab Mel! I’d be so thrilled to receive something that is both homemade and beautiful like that! Your kids have very lucky teachers. X #WotW

    • 13/04/2014 / 10:53 pm

      That is such a sweet comment, thanks Sam! x Mel

  6. 13/04/2014 / 9:33 am

    Oh my goodness they are so cute! And so simple too. My toddler would love this- perfect for short attention spans 🙂
    x x

    • 13/04/2014 / 10:45 pm

      Nothing beats a quick crafty activity that doubles up as something they can give away! Let me know how they turn out if you decide to make them with your little one. x Mel

    • 13/04/2014 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks Vicki! x

  7. 13/04/2014 / 7:32 pm

    Love them! And full respect to anyone who does craft with wine corks 😉 pinned and would love it if you joined in with Tuesday Tutorials on my blog next week x

    • 13/04/2014 / 10:35 pm

      A champagne cork would have been better size-wise, but I did not have one! I am intrigued by your Tuesday Tutorials, will have a look later! x Mel

    • 13/04/2014 / 10:30 pm

      I love it when we whip up something quickly and it turns out looking pretty good! Mel

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