Monday, March 1, 2010

Fun Mail For A Kid

What little kid doesn't love getting mail? Here's something fun to send to a kid you know. Grab all your paper punches (or scissors!) and cut out a bunch of shapes from construction paper, scraps or even pretty junk mail or magazine ads. Put it all in a card and envelope with instruction that the punch-outs and stickers can be used to make a collage. This may seem like a mundane idea, but the reason I'm sharing it is because of what occurred at our house on Monday. While making an envelope of punch-outs for a friend's little boy, I gave my constant-activity-needing, bored-by-stuff-in-five-minutes, almost-three-year-old toddler some of the punch-outs and a non-toxic glue stick to make her own collages. No exaggeration, it kept her busy for nearly an hour. It was like a miracle.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Misha said...

I can tell you one kiddo LOVED receiving this!!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Mine loves that too, and it's a great way to use up bits of old scrapbook paper. She loves looking through all the patterns. Sometimes she plays with them and doesn't even make anything.

Sadie said...

this sure is a sweet idea ashlee. what kid, or grown up for that matter, wouldn't love all those bright colors!