It has been a "few" years since my girls were toddlers, but I remember those days like they were yesterday. I really miss the funny things they would say!
Our kitchen table is a testiment to the creative adventures that have taken place in our home - LOL! We talk about refinishing it, but then I think some of the memories might disappear with a more desireable surface.
With a little help a toddler can have fun creating too!
Two lines of stamps that we carry that are especially fun for kids are the Kim Hughes images and the Hero Arts selection. Making little stickers and having kids put them on their cards will be a fun activity for even the youngest child.
To begin I covered a piece of Neenah cardstock with the 4 1/2" wide tape. The smaller 2 1/2" size will work for many images and you can do several rows placed together for larger images.
I cut the piece of cardstock off that was backed with tape and randomly stamped a bunch of "fishy" images.
Next I did my best to imitate the coloring of my youth as I don't have any little helpers here at work. Using my left hand I had very little control - LOL! To help make certain that you don't end up with bunches of black and brown simply select the colors in advance - then there will be no tears when Mom decides that those colors just aren't working :-D
One thing I did realize after I had cut out my pieces is that a hard scribble looks better ;-D So let your kids color at will.
Julia helped me create this little fishbowl and we would like to share it with you in hopes that you will try this with your kids. (Scroll to the bottom of this post - you will find it in the supplies section.) All you have to do is insert your cardstock and print :-D
Then score and cut out your fishbowl as shown above.
Using a stamp-a-ma-jig I was able to line up the cute waves along the top edge and then added some seaweed and bubbles.
You can outline some of the bubbles, the waves and parts of the fish using a 2-way glue pen and then sprinkle on the glitter.
This could make the perfect card to send to grandparents or give to Dad by simply adding the "your fintastic" sentiment inside.
This idea can be translated on so many different levels. Create your own sticker page scenes or coloring book pages. So try getting crafty with your wee ones! Scribbling can be so very cute!
stamps: Kim Hughes Ocean Friends
paper: Neenah Solar White
template: Download Fishbowl Template