Kids Activities – Christmas & New Year Handmade Cards
Our past few weekends activity was card making. I encourage Nehal to make simple cards for occasions like Teacher’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, friend’s birthdays, X’mas and New Year. Nothing fancy, just simple cards made from material usually available at home. I helped him and he insisted we use materials I use for embroidery work like sequins and beads. I forgot to take images of the prepared cards before they were sent out. I could take only the picture of the left over two cards you see below.
For activities like art and craft, we usually:
~ Always begin an art & craft activity only if we can spare a minimum of 2 hours at a stretch.
~ Use an old carpet of 5′ by 4′ size for all such activities. Spread newspapers on it, place our arts & crafts material box (I use diaper boxes to store), 2 small bowls of water and an old rag.
~ Snacks (that can eaten with a spoon), biscuits or cookies and drinking water.
~ Stock colored chart paper & crepe paper, glue, glitter, brushes, crayons, color pencils and water colors. They are useful for school projects and its saves me the time and effort in running to market.
~ Cut out cards of different sizes from the chart paper and keep these blank cards for later use.
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