Make the fancy envelopes paper art craft and your child can send letters or artwork to friends and family.
What You'll Need:
- 9×12-inch piece of cardboard
- Blunt scissors
- 9×12-inch piece of medium-weight paper
- Craft glue
How to make fancy envelopes:Step 1: Draw the envelope pattern shown here on a piece of cardboard. Cut out the pattern. Step 2: Trace the pattern on a piece of medium-weight paper. Cut out the envelope pattern and fold it along the lines indicated on the illustration. Step 3: Glue all edges except for the top flap. Place your letter or picture in the envelope and seal the top flap. Now you're ready to send your letter.For envelopes using a magazine picture or your own artwork: Step 1: Trace the envelope pattern on the back side of the magazine picture or your artwork.
Step 2: Fold and glue your fancy envelope as described above.
Step 3: Stick on two white mailing labels for the return and the sender addresses, and it's ready to go. Once you get the hang of this, you can design your own pattern for specialty envelopes of a different size.
Next, learn how to make your own postcards.