I’m so excited to be here at Simply Modern Mom today! I met Tiffany last summer when our daughters were in a Princess Ballet Camp together. Doesn’t that sound fun?! We, of course, began talking about blogging and we’ve been friends ever since!
And in honor of the class that brought us together, I am going to share a fun (and incredibly easy) ballet craft for you and your little ballerina. At the end of my daughter’s last ballet season, we wanted to give all the girls in her class a gift. We scoured the internet for a good ballet craft, but couldn’t find any. Finally, I ran across an old craft book that had a little ballet card in it. So, here’s our version. Ready?
- construction paper
1. Cut a 2 inch strip down the longest side of a piece of construction paper. We used ballerina pink, of course.
2. Let your daughter fold the strip in an accordion or fan.
3. While she’s doing this, take another piece of paper and fold it in half. Then draw a ballerina inside. You can see, that I’m not an artist.
4. Take your new accordion paper and glue it waist-high next to your ballerina. Make sure it’s horizontal.
5. Put a dab of glue on the top of your pink paper and fold the card up. This will ensure your paper is glued in the exact right spot.
6. While the glue is drying, you can add a little note to the front. I tried to think of some ballet puns, but this is all I came up with. Got any other suggestions?
It’s time to open your card! Voila! Don’t you love it?!
I think this card has so many variations, too. You could do the tutu in the same color as the recital costumes, glue a photo of your little ballerina to the face, use a doily or other paper for the tutu, or you know, actually draw a ballerina instead of a stick figure. I’m pretty sure my daughter would be horrified to see I didn’t give this little ballerina some pretty curly hair and a face.
Hope you and your ballerina enjoy this activity. Thanks again, Tiffany for sharing your blog with me. Blessings on you and your three sweet girls.
Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of two who blogs at OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids. In her former life, Amanda was a Children’s Pastor — overseeing, organizing and developing ministry for kids in nursery through middle school, but now that she is a mom, her “skills” are used up on her kids.