This recipe for creative play and crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.
Enjoy exploring crafting with your kids!
During a recent family outing to the zoo, we had a lovely encounter with the zebras! The kids thought these lovely animals were almost magical. They were so impressed with the zebras that they asked to do a zebra-inspired craft. Well, they didn’t have to twist my arm!
We thought it would be fun to try zebra-inspired note cards, and the kids had lots of fun making these! All you need to make your own zebra notecards is some cardstock paper, thin masking tape, and a black crayon. Invite the kids over to arrange pieces of masking tape on the cardstock paper however they would like. Next, use the side of a crayon to make a rubbing of the striped design. The Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayons worked great for this!
These are so quick and easy to make that your child may ask to make several of these in one sitting! I love that they have a bit of modern art flare, that each notecard is unique, and that there’s really no right or wrong way to make them.
Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.