Skip a trip to the card shop. In this fun paper craft, you and your kids will make your own one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Your best friends or favorite relatives will be thrilled to receive a unique greeting designed and made by you. Even the envelope is an original!
What You'll Need:
- Wrapping paper, magazine pages, posters, coloring book pages, maps, or other colorful paper, one 8-1/2x11-inch piece per envelope
- Colored paper, 8-1/2x11-inch sheet
- Adhesive mailing labels
- Tools: Glue stick, pencil, ruler, tracing paper, and scissors
How to Make a One-of-a-Kind Envelope and Greeting Card:Step 1: To make the envelope: Download and print this PDF of the envelope pattern. Use a pencil and tracing paper to trace the envelope pattern. Cut pattern on the solid lines.
Step 2: Place the paper pattern on the envelope paper. Trace around pattern with a pencil. Cut out the envelope.Step 3: Carefully fold along the dotted lines. First fold in flaps A and B. Fold up flap C. Apply glue to edges of flap C and glue over flaps A and B. Place mailing label on the front. When ready to mail, glue flap D down.
Step 4: To make the greeting card: Fold colored paper in half and then in half again.
Step 5: Use scissors to cut out small pictures from the extra paper you used for the envelope. Arrange the pictures as you wish and glue them to the front of the card.
Keep reading to learn how you and your kids can create a matching set of note cards and envelopes perfect for all occasions.