Last week, I received a letter from G’s school stating that they would be holding a chinese new year contest. To take part, the child would simply have to make a card with his parent and submit it by Monday. I thought it would be fun to create a card with G, but did not have time the past few days as I was busy at work.
Today, I finally found time to sit down with G to do his card. Deciding between a cut and paste project (which would be less messy for me) and a painting project (much more fun for G), I settled for the latter. We would paint plum blossoms 🙂 Plum blossoms are popular during the chinese new year, as the five petals symbolise the five blessings(五福). However, instead of using a conventional paint brush, I decided to use cotton buds, which would be simple for G to handle, and easier for cleanup (just throw!).
I tied five cotton buds together, figuring that it would be easy for G to dip and print:
G didn’t need much prompting, and was soon happily painting away. Alternating between his right and left hand, he soon filled the page with pink prints.
In the end, he decided that finger painting was more his style, and ditched the cotton buds.
Mummy had to do some touchup after G had completed his part. This is the completed card for submission tomorrow:
Wish us luck! 🙂
Do you make your own greeting cards too?