|Kids Christmas Cards 2011|
One more project I want to share that we did in December were Parent cards and letters (and a cute parent gift too). We started out by writing letters to parents telling how "good we have been" and also asking for a few things, and not forgetting to thank mom and dad for all they do too!
|Christmas Letters to Parents|
Then the painting commenced! Here are a few of the first few that were done.....so pretty!
Then we let them dry over the weekend. Some weren't dry yet even after 4 days.....note to self....be sure the painting is done kind of thinly next year!
|So messy but so pretty too!|
|Then we left them out to dry from Thursday to Monday...|
|Bright NEON food coloring works best....I've tried regular colors and they turn out too dark!|
These colorful paintings are made with Karo syrup and food coloring. I just put a cup of Karo syrup in a paper cup and dropped in the food coloring (I chose NEON colors, they are a lot brighter for art projects). Then the kids painted them on some thin, shiny, poster type paper we had in our closet.
Karo syrup and food coloring make for some colorful paint!
Then we topped each dried painting with a "stained glass window" looking black outline. They were hard to cut out! I did half of them and my wonderful parent helper Mrs. Kenner took the rest home and did them for me with Xacto Knife. It is tedious work! Thanks so much!
|All the Stained glass windows look so different....|
|But they all were very beautiful.....|
|We backed them with yellow paper and a tag that said Merry Christmas 2011|
Then we made our Popsicle stick sleds...painted them red.....added our pictures to them.... and our name and the year we made them....then we glue gunned a hanger on them.....I didn't take any pictures of how cute they were....but trust me...they were super cute.
|Popsicle Stick Sleds.... Sorry I didn't snap a picture of a finished one.....|
|Painted Christmas Cards for Parents|
|Our parent Cards.....|
|I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for a happy New Year too!|