create (Mama): a sweet use for artworks | FreshlyPlanted

create (Mama): a sweet use for artworks

If you store every artwork of your child's lovingly away in plastic bins, I admire you. I did keep every artwork at first, but I realized we make so much of it that I needed to find another use for some of it- or hire out space (smile). It was a good problem to have. And as I look back through the ones I have kept aside, I'm still happy with my choices. Being a bit of an art ed geek, I do usually jot the date and draw arrow with notes sharing the significance. So in the future, if Isia asks me when she first drew something representational I can look back and remember it was a hand. We use a lot of paintings as wrapping paper and cards. But this painting became the holder for something sweet indeed...

This started out as just one heart, to write a sweet note on and tuck into her birthday package. But why cut out just one heart, when you can cut out two?

I cut the second a little smaller than the first, then sewed them together. I left part of the heart un-sewn, then folded it inside the heart to leave a pocket for a lollipop.

A little note on the back, and it was ready to send on its way. I think these could be a sweet addition to the top of a present, or as a gift tag. They would also be fun to add a ribbon to and hang from a neighbor's doorknob with some cookies- or, if you're us, a bit a your plentiful lettuce.

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

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