Father's Day is just around the corner! We've got grandfathers here in Missouri and a dad who really misses them at home in Florida...and, cards! We needed cards!
In the scrambling to get 6 of us ready for a trip across 5 states, I had completely forgotten about Father's Day.
I take the handmade approach nearly every time it is possible, so naturally I gathered some supplies, and a couple of the kiddos.
I was not trying to involve all 4 of them at the same time...that would be chaos.
And I wanted greeting cards, not chaos.
Even though I packed half of my art table, blank cards are not amongst my supplies. I improvised and folded a 9"x12" sheet of mixed media paper in half. No bone folder...so I improvised more, and flattened the fold with a metal ruler.
With a little assistance and direction, the kiddos painted three fabulous backgrounds for their cards.
(They really enjoyed the process of using masking tape to make the stripes.)