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C18 SAMPLE ART ACTIVITY 4

CARDS:

THANK YOU

BASIC IDEA

Making a scrapbooking style thank-you card using card, lettering, stamps, ribbons and embellishments. Make a collection.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED Craft ideas for kids

  •          Collection of different coloured cardboard
  •          Paper trimmer
  •          Various lettering options…stick on / chipboard/ stamps
  •          Ribbons, buttons, flowers and other embellishments
  •          Scissors
  •          Craft glue
  •          Envelopes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Show students many different ideas for creating cards. A collection of images from card-making and scrapbooking magazines is useful .
  2. Students select a style and colour base.
  3. Use the paper trimmer to cut card to A5 size and fold in half
  4. Add lettering, embellishments etc. Encourage students to try several options before gluing anything
  5. Golden rule: sometimes less is more. Some students want to put every thing on the card and crowd it. Encourage them to stick to a few options.
  6. On the back have a small symbol and artists signature. Place in a small cellophane bag with a matching envelope.

EXTRA IDEAS

  •          Start with the particular person in mind and select colours and images that would appeal to them. Be conscious of the intended audience when making decisions.
  •          Make a collection to have handy when you want to thank someone for something they do for you

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