Monday, February 6, 2012

Sewn Valentine's Day Card

I watched my 4-year old niece this past week, in addition to my four little ones. She did school with us, and easily followed along in our schedule. In the afternoons, we focused on arts & crafts, as usual.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we started on our family cards (the ones they'll mail to grandparents, give to cousins, etc)

My little guy (also 4-years old) has sewn before, but this was my niece's first time. I simply made white dots with a crayon, on their black paper, to show where they would need to poke in the needle. Of course, at this age, they needed constant supervision, and a little help when it got tangled. For the most part, though, they completed these solo!

This was one of the finished products. Impressive, yes? :D

They're very happy with their work, plus it's a great fine motor activity for little ones.

This little guy also made Valentine's cards, but was more interested in showing off his favorite toy, Bob.

He's my ham, the silly goofy one of the bunch, and lately he's taken to wearing a fedora. Every morning he asks me to paint his mustache on.

How can I resist this face?

His art even reflects his love for Bob. Lovelovelove it.

I'm in love with the little gangsta'!

I'd say my 1st grader is a pretty good artist!!


Soaring High said...

They are good little artists! WOW! Does he seriously ask for a mustache every morning? That is hilarious!

Simply Stork said...

wow! i too am impressed with those sewing skills.