Make Your Own Stationery Activity

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Updated on May 3, 2013

Finding pretty stationery in a card shop is easy, but finding something beautiful in nature is even easier! Use the textures of items found in nature to inspire your child's creativity in this fun craft. Have your child design her own stationery using the things she finds in her own backyard. She's bound to come up with small works of art, and she may even want to start writing thank you notes!

What You Need:

  • Plain white paper
  • Crayons
  • Clipboard or lightweight hardcover book

What You Do:

  1. Help your child peel the paper off the crayons. Since this task can be a little dull, spice it up by having a competition to see who can undress the crayons the fastest!
  2. Grab the paper, crayons, and clipboard and go for a walk around the neighborhood. Keep your eyes peeled for things with interesting textures, such as leaves, a bumpy strip of bark, or a piece of clover.
  3. When your child spots something, set it flat on the clipboard and place the paper on top of the item.
  4. Hand her a crayon and use the long side to press firmly against the paper, rubbing up and down until the shape of the item comes through. She can do several different items on one sheet of paper, or just one.
  5. When she's finished, fold the paper in half to use as a card or leave it unfolded so she can use it as stationery. On the next birthday or holiday, you'll have a ready-made beautiful card to give to any family member or friend!

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