This month we made 3 Christmas cards. We did paper pieced, mixed media cards.
Here are the cards we made (we started with the most simple and then moved to the more complicated):
1. Whenever possible, draw your shape on the back of the paper you're using. This way when you cut it out, the front will be nice and clean with no pencil marks on it.
2. Plan before you glue--this was especially true for our Ornament Card. The order on the handout is the order you need to go in to make everything overlap correctly and stay adhered on the card.
3. Make sure your glue extends to the corners. There's nothing worse than making a lovely card only to have the corners curl up because they weren't glued down well.
4. Simple is okay. Simple can be lovely and sophisticated as long as the design is well thought out and done well.
For time's sake I did have some parts of the cards already ready for the girls. I didn't want them to get bogged down with tying bows, cutting ribbon and curling wire.
Here they are hard at work--they look like busy little Christmas elves:
Here are their final creations:
And since it was our Christmas class, we had a little Hot Chocolate Bar (think Salad Bar only LOTS more fun!)
And these little artists even made their hot chocolate beautiful and artistic!
We also played a fun art game called Whatchamadrawit. I found it HERE and it's awesome!!
See you next month!