The Village Mother
|sorry, Di, this was the only picture I had!|
|a few of my amazing nieces|
Most importantly to me, the biggest village mothers in my life play and play and plaaaaay with my children -- reminding me that, in spite of whatever phase they are going through -- my kids are fun.
|the best babysitters, er, I mean, sister-in-laws a girl could hope for :)|
So, here's to you, my village mothers! Your adoring fans have made you some awesome (if I do say so myself) cards...
Kids Can Do Peekaboo Cards
My kids are too young to operate cutting tools of any kind, but if your children are older, they could really easily do the whole card themselves, with some supervision while cutting.
All you need is two sheets of cardstock and your child's favorite art supplies, plus scissors/craft knife and glue.
Have your kid(s) decorate one sheet of cardstock while you cut the other, either into fourths or just in half. Cut into fourths to show off more of their artwork, or half if your child, like mine, only colors on half of the page. :)
Trace and cut (with a craft knife or scissors) your desired shape from the cardstock to make the peekaboo window that their masterpiece will peek through. Glue or tape the cut piece over the top of their art (once it's dried).
If desired, you can add other material, like I did for the butterfly body:
I kind of love the simplicity of the peekaboo window pane:
And it features an extra lovey peekaboo window on the back:
My kids love making art work, and they especially love it if they are making it for a specific (and beloved) person. I love having them dictate notes and hearing the crazy things they remember and want to tell their sweet "mothers" :)
Thanks for reading,