SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Note cards and envelopes
- White cardstock
- Lined composition paper
- Faux silk flowers and grass
- Black Sharpie® fine point marker
- Chalk and applicator
- Paper trimmer
- Fine tip blue & red markers, optional
- Glue stick
- Wood box
- Green paint
- 1/2" flat paintbrush
- 1" grosgrain ribbon
- Needle and thread
1. Cut white or composition cardstock into rectangles about 1" smaller than note card.
2. Take flowers apart in order to work with individual petals. Using petals, create an insect or critter. Apply glue to the backs of petals and press onto cardstock rectangles. Glue on grass.
3. With marker, add details of head, antennae & feet. Results will be primitive or more refined depending on age of child; each note card will be unique.
4. Print “thank you" or other greeting on the rectangle. Chalk the edges, cheeks, etc., and glue the rectangle to a note card.
5. Paint box green. Cut a length of grosgrain ribbon long enough to wrap around the box, plus 3". Sew a loop in the ribbon to hold a pencil or pen. Glue the ribbon to the box, one side at a time, beginning with the side containing the loop. Continue gluing the ribbon, turning under the raw edge, and overlapping the ends.