A good friend made a beautiful mermaid bookmark for Lu. She absolutely loved it!!!
She then told us how she made it so we could make one. It was very easy and a great activity for children 4 years and older.
Glue a piece of aluminum foil to a heavy piece of paper.
Give child a permanent marker (so ink wont smear) and have them draw their picture.
Give them a dull fork (Lu used one of our baby forks) and have them "draw" on the foil.
Cut out drawing.
Glue to another piece of heavy paper.
Add sparkles, tissue, sequins...
Cover with a piece of contact paper.
Cut out leaving an edge to seal all the glitter and sequins in!
Lu gave this one to me. I smile every night when I open my book and see it smiling back at me!
Afterward I thought it would be cute if we had put a photo of Lu's face as the mermaids face.Next time...
Remember to always date your children's special art pieces and label them if you have more than one child. I will always want to remember Lu was 4 and a half when she made this for me!