Wednesday, 6 February 2013

I Love You to the Moon and Back!


This bright bold card is perfect for sharing a little love with someone special, & offers preschoolers an opportunity to explore basic shapes, colour & design! 


To make the card fold a sheet of thin A4 card in half, & cut a line through both sheets of card near the fold, as shown in the image below.


As I was setting up this craft for toddlers I cut out a selection of shapes that they could piece together to create a simple rocket. Using these basic shapes & colours was a great way to encourage recall skills, & explore the size & properties of the shapes. We used bold colours, but you could of course create a rocket out of anything & use any shapes, materials etc. I'm sure older children would have fun designing & creating their own space rocket.


Here's my rocket, but I saw many more creative designs produced by the children.


To make the rocket 'fly' to the moon we taped a strip of card to the back of the rocket & threaded it through the slits in the side of the card. We added a few shiny stars to create a twinkly backdrop too.


The crescent shaped moon (an opportunity to explore another shape) was stuck to the top of the card & our cute card was ready to write in! 


To make the cards a little more personal you could add a photo to the rocket. It's kinda fun to see yourself zoom up to the moon! ;-)


One little card sent with a whole lotta love... to the moon & back again!


These make great Valentines, or cards for Father's Day. Or perhaps you could just send them any time to someone special to remind them how much they're loved! ♥

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