I am sure you did notice in my first post photo , I have a daughter and her name is Ela :)
She just turned five and today is her last day of Reception.She might miss her teacher but the lazy mornings in bed even more ;)
So the kids get to know they teacher and assistants well during whole year , how not to say a proper goodbye or thank you.
We all do that, do we?
With some time you will notice we love crafts , all sort of crafts especially greeting cards for many occasions..and no occasion ;)
I usually keep many scraps , paper sheets , craft leftovers.
Last year we made some handmade gift wrap paper using apple halve , which I found now and is saving my life because it's a perfect use for our cards ;)
All you do is cut the apple in halves , take one of them and make an apple stamp by dipping in the paint.
For this part check < http://www.wikihow.com/Craft-Apple-Stamps > for easy step by step tutorial.
Kids will love to do it!
You can use apple stamp in many ways -as a wall stencil for the great kitchen or nursery room pattern, on your shopping tote bag , children clothes , pillowcases etc. Just use different type of paints.
For our Teacher's apple card you will need:
blank greeting cards
fresh apple halve
letter stickers (optional)
plain white paper sheets
black fine felt-tip pen
double sided padded tape
To begin you need to prepare white paper sheets filled with apple halve prints , using link above if you need some help.
Leave it to dry.
Our was obviously done year ago and it looks like this
As you can see our apples have a nice texture , we added less paint then in tutorial I provide you with.
Now get a black fine felt-tip pen and start to draw details on your apples - seeds ,stem and that funny little black hair coming from the bottom of an apple...how do you call it? :)
Then you cut them out , one apple for one greeting card.
We cut them to squares and stick to the centre of our blank greeting cards using double sided padded tape.
Time for thank you note.I found some old letter stickers in my craft drawers and decide to use it , something different then usual hand writing.
But if your hand writing is a special gift then don't bother about the stickers ;)
These are tiny so I use my safety knife to attached them neatly.
..And there you have it!
Quick and simple.
Cards were given with a lovely plant flowers too, have a look here!
Happy holidays, keep crafting and stay tuned!