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When it comes to toddlers I doubt there is a character more loved the PBS’s Elmo from Sesame Street! Consider hosting a birthday bash featuring this loveable monster and craft up an invitation to include guests. Turn simple cardstock shapes into Elmo’s recognizable face and get them in the mailbox asap!
While Brielle isn’t a huge tv watcher, she will request “Elmo show” aka Sesame Street as we eat breakfast as she loves that red fuzzy guy. With a new baby on the horizon, we decided to celebrate her birthday a few weeks early with a fun Elmo themed celebration! It was immediate family only (as this 8+ preggo momma couldn’t handle much more) so I went the DIY route for invites.
I dug through my collection of punches and came up with a simple system to create a punch art Elmo face on plain red invites.
The black part of the eyes were made from a trimmed EK tools Large Retro Flower Punch, different sized circles were used for the eyes and nose and a large punched circle cut in half completed that famously large smile.
I was able to quickly assembly the pieces with Brielle’s help (aka placing double sided tape in specified places).
I knew my design was a winner when I showed her the invite and she immediate said “Elmo!”
Yes! I got my toddler’s approval!
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