Today it was back to full-time Mummy duties, having finished work for the next week and a half (yay!) and I was itching to do some crafty activities with Little Miss. My Pinterest boards have been brimming with ideas for weeks but I just haven’t got round to putting any of them into action. But with it being Easter weekend and visits to and from grandparents on the agenda I thought it would be nice to make some cute cards for them. I must admit that making cards is something I enjoyed doing before Little Miss arrived so it’s so nice to be able to do it together now.
Since Little Miss loves hand painting I decided to use this to my advantage and base the design on that. So the first step was to get the yellow paint out (and restrict her access to any other colour until this part of the process was done!) and get our hands in it. Being a typical toddler, today was the one day when I actually had to coax her to put her fingers in at first – usually she’d be straight in there whether I liked it or not! But we got there in the end. Once the hand prints were done I quickly whipped them out of the way to dry while Little Miss carried on playing with the paint.
Then later on we decorated them, sticking on the googly eyes, coloured foam beaks and cutting out feet shapes – obviously Mummy did this bit despite Little Miss being desperate to give the scissors a go! Then came Little Miss’s favorite part, adding various spring-themed stickers from Mummy’s craft box. It was an effort to drag her away and avoid sticker overkill!
The eyes and foam shapes were bought from The Works – they do a fab range of kids craft essentials, selling various bits and bobs. Most of their packs are 99p and usually they’re on a three for two deal, a real bargain. I’ve also recently discovered that Wilkinson stock some great, cheap art and craft bits, like card blanks, although today I just folded pieces of plain white A4 card.
So there you have it, our cute little Easter chick cards. Hope you like them!