This week my little Crafter, William, started school. It’s safe to say that so far all is good and he loves it. He goes in the morning full of beans and comes back out with lots to tell us.
He is also a lucky boy who has been invited to three 5th birthday parties, and naturally he wanted to make the cards-one of his favourite phrases is “I fancy doing some craft”. It’s something I dread hearing as I really don’t like the mess which craft with children inevitably creates. (I know I shouldn’t admit that but it’s true!)
He chose which dies we should use to create the main images, chose the colours and told me what else he thought needed adding. (That boy is demanding and I had to do some serious rummaging to find ‘sparkly snowflakes’.) It was quite sweet as he thought about what his friends would like and the colours he thought would be right for each one.
Once I’d die cut the images, he glued them down and added his embellishments! I also cut the corrugated card for the camper van card front, though he was responsible for all of the assembly. His embellishments are often a bit ‘generous’ but this time he managed to show a modicum of restraint and just added a handful.
I thought he did quite a nice job and he wrote his name very neatly inside them too. Not bad for a four year old. (I’m not letting him near the pyrography set just yet though!)