Holidays are here as parent crafters will be well aware. With good old Mr Sunshine making his appearances brief the kids are bound to be getting bored or costing a fortune to entertain. So I thought I'd show yo one crafty session I've had with Emma. You've probably seen it/done it loads of times but this magic coloured picture wallet always captures my imagination- and hopefully the kids! You will need white card, acetate, felt pens and a permanent marker.
Take a piece of card and fold it into 3 same sized sections. (approx 15x10cm)
Draw a rectangle inside the front section and cut out to create a frame. You should now have a cut ot front and two white layers behind. Cut out a notch to pill your picture out.
Decorate the frame on the front.
Cut a piece of card that will fit inside your wallet. Draw the rectangle on it so you know where to colour and the create a colourful picture with the pens- but without black lines.
Attach a piece of acetate at right side end with sellotape so that it creates flap
Draw black lines onto the acetate.
Now you need to put the acetate and picture into the wallet. The coloured picture should sit behind the white centre section and the acetate should sit in front.
So that all you cab see is the plain black with acetate on a white background. tape the left and bottom edges.
And when you pull the picture the coloured one appears from behind!
Hope that's something to keep the kids ( or you?) occupied!!