Christmas card making can be hit or miss in our house. If we start it too late it is stressful and I understand why people buy cards. If we leave enough time and don't have to work under pressure, it can be very enjoyable.
This year I decided to go with something both girls could do. The focus was on the initial step: making collage art. Supplies were limited to Christmas colours and included:
- Scrap green paper (printed on one side)
- watered down glue
- glue brushes
- tissue paper (red, green, gold, cream)
- glitter glue (green and gold)
Instructions were minimal:
- use the brush to cover your sheet of paper in glue
- add tissue paper you like, varying colour
- add more glue to seal all your tissue paper
- add glitter glue
Daisy began in a very organised manner, so we discussed how it would be great to see different colours on the trees. For this to happen she had to rip the tissue smaller and spread out her colours.
Rose seemed to love the randomness of the gluing where ever she wanted.
The finished works of art were beautiful and it felt almost a crime to cut them up!
The next evening we glued trees on cards. Rose had lots of help with this. She managed 3 or 4 herself.
With a star and truck added, our cards are almost complete.
A "be merry" stamp inside and a name will finish the task. Breaking this activity into smaller steps makes it fun and rewarding.