I've been on a craft kick lately, and I'm trying to get my kids into the act. Fortunately, they are happy to color, paint and draw, which makes for some fun art projects.
We did some hand print cards for Valentine's Day:
The thumbs, fingers and sides of the palms are supposed to form the shape of a heart. We didn't quite get there, but that's okay because my kids had a lot of fun making these cards, and that's really all that matters.
Notice the entire roll of paper towels in the background. Just in case!
I like to buy plain white 5x7 cards/envelopes in 25- and 50-packs from JoAnn's and Michael's. They make perfect canvasses for send-able artwork.
Here, Little Miss made a birthday card for the Big Guy:
I'd like to emphasize at this time that Crayola Washable markers are, in fact, truly washable.
The Little Guy used Crayola watercolors for his card for the Big Guy. Also totally washable.
The kids really enjoy their craft projects, and I like being able to send their fun pictures to friends and family. Plus, I'll never need to buy another birthday card again!
Need a rainy day (or any day!) craft project for your kids? Pick up some plain white cards/envelopes at the craft store and let them do their thing!