Maddie has emailed me a blog that she wanted to share with others.
Perhaps, it is a good time to share it as school holidays are upon us all once again.
She said that she wanted to dedicate this blog to her cousin Caden, who will be 10 years old this weekend.
How to make home-made birthday cards and Christmas cards
This is not only simple, but it is easy to do.
If you are making a birthday card for somebody, then you want to try and use colours that blend well with their personality.
Maybe try and find out what their favourite colour is and find out what their hobbies are.
- Get a coloured piece of paper or a plain bit of paper.
- Fold it in half.
- Write a nice catch phrase or perhaps a joke on the front or just write “Happy Birthday” or “Merry Christmas” if you are making a Christmas card.
- Do a nice pattern or a drawing or even something that pops out of the front pages.
- Identify who the card is for and write something nice about the person, perhaps say something you are thankful for that you recongise about them.
- (Optional) If you want to add a little bit of extra sugar and spice, draw a nice picture on the inside, appropriate for their age, maybe a picture of something you think they will like.
I have made home made cards almost my whole life for my family at birthdays, Christmas, and Easter time, and let me tell you that every time I give one to someone it makes me happy, because it always brings a smile to their face, and I like seeing them happy.
So I dedicate this one to my cousin Caden-
“Happy Birthday Caden xoxo”
Read more here if you want other card ideas.
Thank you Maddie for another blog! The photo is of the front of the the card. She also made a very interesting pop out inside the card.
What a great idea to keep busy with in the school holidays, but why leave it there.
See Maddie’s other blog on creative writing for more ideas these school holidays.
There are so many more ways to be creative
We are not born creative, so it takes time to develop those skills that we need to be creative as we grow older.
Fine tuning our fine motor skills and our hand eye co-ordination should start when we are young.
Read more here
Back to basics
You don’t need anything special or fancy to be creative. It is the opposite really, as the less you have to work with, the more creative you have to be.
Find some cardboard, old egg boxes, paper, tubes, cellotape, glue, buttons, even sand, pebbles or large dry leaves, and children can create a world of opportunity.
What’s not to like? Keeping children busy creating all sorts of wonderful things is a healthy and busy way to spend the school holidays.
Maddie reminded me yesterday of a time when we sorted out old clothes, and then set to re-purposing them by cutting and sewing them into clothes for her dolls and her brother’s teddy.
She is eleven now and still remembers that as a fun way of being creative. I still treasure the hand-made cards and notes that my children made me, and they are stored safely away.
“Grandchildren are like flowers- you never tire of watching them grow”
So thank you Maddie for another lovely blog and the dedication to your cousin on his birthday!
©2021 gentlelifehacks.com| Author| Maddie (Age 11)