After our Fall Performance Party, I decided to make some little notes to hand out to each student who participated. They are imperfectly handmade, but they got a much more appreciative reception than I expected! One student put hers in her harp notebook in a way that she could flip it up to see both sides, another planned to attach hers in her notebook, and one very young student's grandmother requested that it go in her harp book! I just wrote a short little note on each one and tried to make it specific to each student. You can include something specific that the student did well, a compliment on a particular piece they performed, etc. It was really cool to see how the students seemed to value these little notes!
Watercolors - I just used the little kid kind....so fun!
Paintbrush - Again, little kid kind. I think this was the paintbrush that came with these olddd watercolors
Wax - Mine was some candles drippings, but you could also just use a candle. I tried with a white crayon first, but the wax seemed to work better.
Scissors - If you need to cut your paper down.
Watercolor paper - You could also probably use regular cardstock.
Water - To make the watercolors work!
First, cut your paper down to size (if necessary). And yes, these are different scissors than in the supplies picture. :)
Write your message in wax on the paper. I chose to write "BRAVO!"
Paint over your wax writing with watercolor(s). I think in this picture I had used white crayon rather than the candle wax, but you get the idea.
If you're like me and got watercolor on the back of some of them, then just paint a border on the edge too! You can paint a regular border, splatter paint, or drip the watercolor straight from the container. Or a combination!
Write your notes on the backs and distribute!
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