My kids love to paint, draw, color, craft; you name, they love it! All of it! Painting is one of their favorite things to do. Since we have spent more time than normal indoors this summer, we have spent a lot of time crafting.
With my niece visiting this past week we spent an afternoon crafting. We did several simple things but they all enjoyed painting! With watercolors I am never worried about their clothing or my table.
With only a few simple supplies needed we made patterned watercolor cards that were as unique as each child.
You will need:
- White Cardstock
- Watercolor Paints
- Hot Glue Gun
Direction to Make Your Own Watercolor Cards
To begin you want to create a design on the cardstock with your hot glue. We added stars and swirls to a couple of pieces of cardstock. All the glue to dry completely. Remove any excess strings that result from using hot glue.
They can add as much or as little as they would like but it looks so much nicer if they fill the area you will use for the cards.
Once they have finished painting the sheet, allow it to dry fully.
Gently peel away the hot glue and you will be left with a solid white design below the where the glue was.
Cut your card down to a size that you have a matching envelope for. You can either cut it to be a folded card or just a single piece card.
Although it is a very simple process, it is a great way to get your children involved in creating something special! They now have a custom, unique handmade card that they can proudly say they made themselves.