Art With Grandma 7/2/2020 – Cupcake Liner Flower Card

My children and I don’t all live in the same part of the country and like probably most families during quarantine, have grieved over not being able to visit back and forth the way we normally do. I am especially saddened by missing so much time with my two little grandsons, Finn and Leo, ages 4 and 21 months. I decided to start doing Art With Grandma by Skype with Finn (and Leo to the extent a 21-month-old wants to join in) once a week. Below is our first little project – a cupcake liner flower card.

Needed Materials:

  • One piece of paper (card stock is nice) in the color of your choice for the card
  • Construction paper in colors of your choice for stem and leaves, grass and flower Center (I used purple and 2 shades of green)
  • Download and print one copy of the template page provided above
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayons
  • Other embellishments like google eyes, stickers, etc. as desired

Instructions:

  • Fold card paper in half
  • Use template page to cut shapes out of construction paper
  • Glue on the stem and leaf piece first
  • Glue on the cupcake liner
  • Glue on the center of the flower
  • Glue on just the bottom of the grass piece
  • Use a pencil to curl the blades of grass
  • Use crayons to draw and color the card to your liking

Extras:

I usually read the boys a story and we sing a song. Today’s book was The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary Grandpre, a sweet beautifully illustrated story about Vasily Kandinsky. Today’s song was “I’m a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch.” There are links for both below:

Results:

Below are photos of Finn’s version of the card – MUCH more fun than mine!

We had enormous fun and my daughter told me Finn talked about his card for the rest of the day and showed his friend, Sebastian, how to make one as well. I am hoping Art With Grandma is something we’ll continue for a long time!

Suggested Follow-Up Activity:

Make cards to share with loved ones who we can’t be with in person right now.

2 thoughts on “Art With Grandma 7/2/2020 – Cupcake Liner Flower Card

  1. This is great, Janet! I’m so glad you decided to do this. My 4-year-old granddaughter south of Austin will love doine these projects! from Pat Watts

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