She’s got a deep liking for colorful washi tape. I have no idea who she got it from. No idea.
She asked me if she could make a bunting for her friend. The mere fact that she used “bunting” in a sentence won me over and I agreed. Together we made a little tape bunting. This is a super fast and easy craft to make with young kids…or by yourself.
She picked the tapes and I folded them over a baker’s twine. Once I folded the tape over, she trimmed the bottoms. The tape was not uniform or cut straight, but that really adds to the whimsy of it.
I asked her to hold it up so I could take a picture to share with other moms in case their kids wanted to make one too. She had a different pose in mind than I did.
We wrapped the bunting around an old postcard and she picked out two cards (she made two buntings) to write a note to her friends. The cards are from Rainy Day Colors – the EXTRA LARGE kids cards are perfect for her because her letters aren’t so small yet.
She isn’t a big fan of traditional copying letters or tracing (though we still do that and work on her grip), but she loves sending cards to her friends. I get her practicing handwriting and spelling, she gets to send special notes to her friends. Win. Win.
And then the race to the mailbox to send them off.
Snail mail is one of my favorite things….I need to learn from my daughter and do a better job sending it!