- Coloured Paper
First, we folded a white card into two. You can also use black as a base if you like. On the cover we drew then cut out and pasted a vase at the base of the picture. I managed to find two pre printed leaf templates from one of their books so we used that but you can easily achieve the same effect by drawing and cutting out the leaves.
Then I asked my girl to draw flowers of various shapes and sizes on coloured paper and cut them out. I instructed her to paste her flowers with the big ones behind and the smaller ones in front overlapping the big ones.
I drew in curved lines and asked her to write her Teacher's Day message using capital letters and with the bottom of the letters touching the bottom line. She used a pencil so she could rub and adjust the lettering to just the right size before drawing them in with coloured pen. I find this is necessary as she oftens writes the words either two small and all squashed to one side or too big leaving no more space for extra words.
She was very happy with the results. I then asked her to draw and decorate the inside of the card with whatever message or picture she likes. She drew those in with gusto. Lol!
This is a fun way to teach kids spelling etc while doing the craft. She got to practise her capital letters as she sometimes mixes them up and she proudly told me that she can spell "teacher" on her own.