I decided this year Matilda and I would try and make all our own birthday cards. As I've said before, I'm not crafty in the slightest, but I'm having so much fun making these cards with my enthusiastic 3-year old. The designs and drawing are Matilda's own and she is increasingly doing her own cutting, sticking and glitterglue tube squeezing as well.
The cards were made using only what I could scavenge in the house: old baby clothes, packaging, recyled gift wrapping, cotton pads. The glitter glue was purchased in Oxford nearly ten years ago. And the card itself is recycled dividers from old folders. I'm expecting our Blue Peter badges to arrive any day now.
There are many things I love about Matilda's cards. The bright, bold colours, the happy little faces, the hairdos. But what I love most are the legs. Those fine energetic sidesways swipes which make it look as if all her creatures are leaping for joy (or suffering from a muscle wasting disease).
"Elephant with balloons" for Nao
"Margot and Jen waving in a boat, Simon swimming" for Jen
"Coccinelle and flower" for Margot
"Coccinelle in the sunshine" for Nana Wendy
"A princess and her castle" for Alex
"A red king and his red castle" for Julia