Crafty Monday: Valentine cards

Today, I’m going to show you my younger daughter’s craftiness. She gets to spend a significant amount of her homeschool day doing as she wishes, usually reading or crafting. Because she loves to get gifts, she loves to give gifts.

We learned last year that she needed parameters, like using a standard paper size for her valentines. Most of last year’s cards from her did not get mailed because we couldn’t find an envelope to fit them in. She’s now working with pre-cut cards and envelopes from a big box store.

Because she’s always loved art and takes every single word her art teachers say to heart, my 10 year old has sketched ideas in a little notebook, which you can see on the right. One of her ideas included paper weaving, which is shown here.

paper weaving

The Charlotte Mason mom inside me begs that I point out that quality tools and materials are key to a child’s creation of quality artwork. I allow my kids to use my paper cutter, “good” markers, and “adult” paper punches (you see a corner rounder on the table).

What have you crafted lately? Link up at Jaimie’s place.

mmm button

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