Monday, February 15, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
This is the front of the envelope (with invitations inside), by the wonderfully inspiring and immensely talented Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist. I had wanted to make some invitations myself, but when I saw Vanessa's beautiful work, I knew it would be perfect for our theme.
These have nothing to do with Elly's birthday, but I found these goodies inside too;
Ah, good times;
Above and below are the cards they made for their Dad for Valentines' Day;
[I think it's pretty cool what 2 and 3 year-olds can make, when given some quality materials. Thank you to Mimi and Poppy for re-stocking our craft cupboard for Christmas. These bibs and bobs will ensure many hours of fun!]
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Now that my daughter is 3 years old, we're able to make some very simple, amateur puppets ourselves;
These fish were easy to make. I simply traced her little hand, she decorated it, added glue and dumped an entire tube of glitter over it. Add a popsicle stick and voila!
Expect to see more kids crafts here soon. I start studying next week... to become a Preschool Teacher! I hope to share lots more ideas, whenever I get the chance...
I didn't even wait for the glue to dry before I took photos. But I must say, my button tin is a favourite toy for both my girls. I would recommend one for all households. The girls love sorting all the buttons into the different colours, shapes and types as well as lining them all up, swapping them, bartering with them and of course like all siblings, fighting over them!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
...but that's ok! They made plenty of abstract hearts;
and many one-of-a-kind doilies;
They loved hanging them out to dry, garland-style...
[Excuse our mossy fence]