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Handmade Mother’s Day Cards from Nature (Guest Post)

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I am so happy today to have our first ever guest on Natural Beach Living. Today Marie, from Montessori Setup is sharing a sweet Home made Mother’s Day card incorporating nature. Yay!!!
I am more than excited to be on Natural Beach Living with Kimberly. What an honor!
Handmade Mother's Day cards from Nature, Montessori, natural materials, handmade fun for kids, 3 part lesson, Handmade gifts, www.naturalbeachliving.com
We have been thinking about our Mother’s Day cards this year and I thought I would be nice to combine our art with our Spring planting. We used celery and apples to make our painted “flowers” for our Mother’s Day cards. Thank you for joining us!

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!

Handmade Mother's Day cards from Nature, Montessori, natural materials, handmade fun for kids, 3 part lesson, Handmade gifts, www.naturalbeachliving.com

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!

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While Avalyn was napping, Samuel and I were able to work with our fruits and vegetables 3 part cards. I downloaded these cards free from Teachers Pay Teachers. If you are not familiar with presenting a 3 part card lesson to your child, I found this video very helpful!

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!!

A Child Led Life - About Us 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+.

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