Handmade Mother’s Day Cards from Nature (Guest Post)
Samuel and Avalyn really love painting and were very intrigued with the thought of using food to paint. It took them a minute to get used to the idea.
We took a stalk of celery and cut it to make two pieces the kids used as stamps. I kept one piece tied together with a rubber band of Samuel (3.5) and Avalyn (2) took the base of the stalk. They chose the color paint and we used paper plates for easy cleanup.
Then we cut an apple in half to make a heart shaped stamp. Both children loved exploring with this new painting experience!
I added in green stems to the bottom of the “flower” pictures the kids created. We will be excited to send these to the grandmothers and great-grandmother’s we send cards to each year!
Samuel really loves 3 part cards and it has really helped him with his beginning sound recognition.
I really enjoyed putting together this projects to share with you. Happy Spring!!
Marie is a work at home Mom with a background in education (and astronautics). She writes about her Child Led Life on her blog (and once called herself a Black Hawk helicopter pilot). Marie enjoys networking with other bloggers on Montessori Bloggers Network and finds peace in her day with a hike in the woods and cooking with her kids in the kitchen. She would love to hear from you on Facebook, Pinterest, and G+.