We live in the desert so there is not really a season one could term: “Winter.” And our Spring is short-lived, so much so that I am suspecting this year’s is almost over. Yup.
Our Spring is often accompanied with allergies due to the high winds in our area. So, trying to balance out the bummer of constant allergies, I thought it would be fun to create a card inspired by the wind. What is wind good for? Kite flying! Here is our sweet toddler spring craft: It’s Spring Postcard.
Let’s go fly a kite…a post card for toddler hands. Here’s how to do it:
- Simple stationary postcard (we used blue)
- construction paper (in white, blue, pink, and yellow)
I taped a small piece of construction paper about 1/2″ away from the bottom of the stationary card and gave it to G to color the exposed area. This is kind of like a resist painting, except, I am just trying to get her to color a small section of the card. We used green to make the grass.
Then I cut out a cloud (from the white construction paper) and some diamond shapes from the other colors of construction paper. We glued the cloud to the stationary card, close to the top.
We poked little holes in random places in the stationary card and pulled short strands of yarn through the holes. I tied knots in the yarn on the backside of the stationary card, to make sure the yarn would stay in place when pulled.
Then we attached the diamond shapes (kites) to the ends of the strings with little strips of tape.
We wrote a cute little message on the card: “IT”S SPRING! Let’s fly a kite.”
I think these sweet little cards would be a great thing to send to a pen pal or grandparent. They are very easy to make and are fun to play with once they are finished.
Does your child have a pen pal? Do you send artwork your kids have made to grandparents?