Can’t you imagine the quiet peacefulness of walking through a snowy forest? We wanted to convey that gentle feeling in a holiday card. Materials Watercolour paper Paper cutter OR ruler and scissors Glue gun OR white, craft glue Paint brushes Containers Blank card set (or make your own using cardstock) Glitter glue Containers for your paint We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Don your smock. Dilute your liquid watercolours (or you can leave them concentrated). Paint your paper. (As you can see we experimented with both cardboard and watercolour paper) We went with stripes (both light and more intense) and then once they were dry we put in some gold highlights, using glitter glue. Go with whatever pattern you like. Allow to dry overnight. Using your paper cutter or scissors and a ruler, cut out triangular trees and arrange them on your cards. Once you like your little grove of trees, glue them on. We also added one or two to our envelope. Purpose Experimenting with different painting techniques and materials. Celebrating various holidays and recognizing the symbols of each. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use a paper cutter or scissors and a glue gun with care and direct adult assistance and supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.