Easter is on its way! My family is all overseas but we still like to connect with them, so this year we thought it would be fun to create some cute little fingerprint Easter cards to put in the post to my parents and sister.
The inspiration for these cards was a little piece of foam fruit wrapping that I found in the craft cupboard. It struck me that the mesh of it was similar to a basket. Sitting next to the mesh were some ink stamps, and the idea was born.
I cut a little basket shape from the Asian pear wraps and the kids did the rest. They began by painting lovely blue skies and yellow suns on their cards. Then they painted some green grassy hills across the bottom half of the cards.
When the water colour paint had dried they happily took out the ink pads and had a terrific time dabbing their fingers in the ink pads. By the time they were done, their little fingers looked like a bag of jelly beans!
They used their fingerprints to make ‘eggs’ that would fit in the basket, and then trailed the eggs out along the hills as well. Some of the colours worked better than others, and they each had their own preference for which colours they liked the best.
When the ‘eggs’ were done and their little paws washed up, they used a brown stamp pad to to colour the outside of their ‘basket’, and then glued the basket to the front of their cards.
These little cards are so cute, I wish I’d have kept one for the scrapbook! Ah well, that’s just an excuse to do it all again another day. I hope Nana, Papa, Aunty and Cousin will enjoy these fingerprint Easter cards as much as the children did making them.
Does your family exchange Easter cards? Or is becoming a thing of the past?