Wednesday, December 13
Art

Kids Making Greeting Cards

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Card Making Supplies Needed:

Rubber Stamps – small and medium sizes (easily handled by a child’s hand)

Non-Toxic Dye Ink Stamp Pads: Black or Dark Green

Color Pencils

Color Markers

A4 sized drawing paper

Scissors

Card Making Instructions:

1. Fold A4 sized drawing paper into half to make a card blank.

2. Help the child to stamp some images on another sheet of drawing paper with black or dark green ink pads.

3. Let the child color the stamped images with markers or color pencils.

4. Help the child cut out the images.

5. Let the child glue the stamped images into the front of the card blank.

NOTE: Let the child glue the stamped images wherever she likes. You will also find that he/she will not stop at just pasting the cut-images to the card blank. Most kids will also add their own drawings to the whole picture; e.g. clouds, flowers, sun, and especially their names. My nieces and nephew always print their names to their artworks. I guess it’s a child’s sense of pride in his or her own handiwork.

6. Help the child write a note to whoever she wants to send that card to. They usually say that the card is for mommy or daddy. If so, the added anticipation of waiting for the card to return home will be a bonus. And see the child’s face when the card arrives for mommy or daddy.

7. Let the child decorate the back of the card.

8. Put in an envelope and address it.

9. Paste postage stamp on envelope and bring the child to the post office to post the card. Step by step, explain to the child the whole process of making a card to posting that same card. Have fun! And I believe you will have as much fun as your child.

 

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