Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mailbox Euphoria

The Kids ATC Swap is in it's last phase: mailbox watch. On Saturday we mailed the cards that Miss Kinder and her best buddy made to addresses from Kentucky to California to Australia. To date, we have received three of the ten that are coming our way. Each day is Christmas when the mailman approaches. 

This was such a fun project to do with my 5 1/2 year old. We've now got a permanent ATC station in the kitchen with precut cards, pencils, markers, pens and glue sticks. She continues to make these at a great clip. 

For the swap, she tried many techniques including watercolor, collage, pen and marker, colored pencil and even cutting out functional doors, cabinets and mailboxes with tiny letters. I think the size of the cards gives her a feeling of security to be experimental that larger paper doesn't. The same is true of me, too, I think.

The flickr group for this project is chock full of cards from many of the 900+ children who participated. A huge thank you to Erin and Blair for organizing this wonderful swap.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

They are so beautiful! I just love 5 1/2 artwork!

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