Simple Father's Day Cards
Basic idea...sorry it's a little blurred
Today was my last art/craft project of the school year with my daughter's 6th grade class. The kids were all great & I enjoyed being able to share some time with them.
Since it is Father's Day on Sunday, I had opted to have the students make cards for their dads rather than have a more formal art "lesson". Besides, it's only fair since we made cards for Mother's Day, right? With the time I'm allotted, something simple seemed the best route. My idea was to do a basic no-fold card with an envelope that the kids would personalize with a drawn & cut-out fish, some stamps, hand-written messages, & glitter glue. My quick cut-out example (I didn't even draw it first, so hopefully it looks fish-like) is in the pic. LOL. Just the basic idea to show the class. Time was flying & I was busy, so I forgot to take pics of the students cards when we were through.
Previously, I had given them a lesson on hand-stamping for another project, so just some verbal instructions & stamp-cleaning reminders were really all that were needed this time. Of course, I helped them draw or cut their fish out if they needed any assistance, but I told them it was their project & to go for it. Some of their fish were big, some were little, some had eyes & mouths, some had lines drawn on the fins. It was fun to see all the different fish the kids cut out. Plus, they all seem to really like using the stamps. ;o)
Hopefully, they learned a few things during our short time together this year, but most of all I hope they had fun and continue to use their creativity throughout their lives. ART is AWESOME!
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My name is Candie. Many labels describe me including wife, mom, friend, and independent consultant. However, alone, none of them capture all that I am or love and there are too many to list. Some of my likes include cooking, crafting, and creating. Reading, camping, and spending time with my family also bring me joy. I love my life...