I started making handmade Christmas cards with the little tyke back in September, with the intention of just making them for close family members. I mentioned this project a while back on an earlier post – Crafty Time Handprint Cards. Its been a long slog, with breaks in between, but we have pushed ourselves to produce cards for close family, close friends, a couple of work colleagues and the staff members in the little tykes room at nursery. We have had such great fun and I am really pleased with the results. The little tyke is not quite 18 months, so it is best described as a collaborative effort.The cards that you see up above are our latest creations and I am pleased to say, our last efforts for the year.
The reindeer cards were produced with the little tykes handprint in brown paint and he added the red nose by splodging red paint on with a toddler paintbrush. I finished off the detail with glitter pens and crayons.
The green card was created with a bit of freestyling from the little man, using green handprints and marks made with the toddler paintbrush. I simply added some baubles with a glitter colour pen.
The snowflake card was created by holding the snowflake stencil whilst the little man messily painted on top. Again, I added some more detail with the use of a glitter pen in silver.
The Father Christmas cards were my favourite and used the little tykes handprints in white paint with added finger painting for a snowy effect. They look rather cute!
We have kept a few examples for ourselves to use as keepsakes (such as the one above). I have really enjoyed this project, but it has been a lot of hard work. Have any of you made any crafty creations for greetings cards or gifts this year? I am always keen to hear of some more ideas for next year. I really wanted to try some salt dough decorations but I completely ran out of time! Maybe a project for the Christmas holidays me thinks!
Ta ta for now everybody and nighty night! xxx