It's creative challenge time with Tinkerlab again remember last time we made a Egg Carton Choo Choo Train and before that a Knights Helmet from a Paper Bag. This time the challenge is flowers. Over on our facebook page we are joining in with one of my friends "I'm thankful for... in June" with a daily prompt of what we are thankful for. So because of this and J's love of starting to write he decided he wanted to make some cards.
What you need to make Flower Thank you Cards
Some freshly picked flowers and leaves from the garden
Contact Paper (Sticky Back Plastic)
Pens for writing on
How you make the Flower Thank you Cards
We started off by taking a walk around our garden and picking up a variety of different coloured, flower, leaves and petals from the plants - we also raided my flowers that Rainy Day Dad had brought me after his trip to the supermarket to get some different ones that we couldn't find in the garden.
Once we had picked them I then set up some sticky back plastic (contact paper) on the table securing it with a little sticky tape at each corner and J set about adding the flowers and leaves to the contact paper.
First he put down some full flowers and leaves but then decided that he wanted it "to rain petals" so he pulled apart from the flowers and added the petals to the contact paper.
Once he had used all the flowers - He finished with tipping the remaining flowers into a bowl and went to make some flower cakes with a spoon and added sand to them. I sealed them with another layer of contact paper on top and then stuck then under my crafting boxes which are very heavy to press them flat.
Leaving them a couple of days I then got them out and J helped me choose some card from our collection which we then folded in half. I then held the flower collages in place while J stuck then down.
As J is pre-writing but I wanted the cards to say something. I wrote a short message inside. However I did leave J to write his own name and also T's name inside them.
I love how the same idea can be used with different age children and adapted for their age - check out The Golden Gleams Flower Easter cards for how it can be adapted for an older child to do.