The holidays, energising celebrations, fun, frolic and a brand new year!! The schools are soon reopening and mommies and babies have to get back to the routine. Children are excited to be back in school mainly to exchange New Year wishes with friends and teachers. What could be more apposite than a handmade card to go along with the wishes? It becomes all the more special when a pair of tiny hands has worked on it.
I love crafting with Dolly and we bond so much over crafting. Crafts are a great learning experience for kids and helps grow their imagination. When Dolly wanted to make cards for her teachers I decided to let her take charge, choose her colours and papers for the card. We chose a simple gift box pop card and sat down to make this with a handful of basic craft supplies.
- Cardstock/ Chart Paper (any colour)
- Craft paper (2 colours)
- Satin Ribbon
- Gift wrap
- Embellishments/ Sticker
- Craft scissors
- Sketch pens
- Glitter pens
Cut the chart paper into desired size and fold in half to make a card.
Draw 4 parallel lines with a gap of an inch on the card starting from the fold. Reduce the length of the lines as you go up.
Slit along the lines. Open the card and push the slit inside and fold.
Cut out 2 strips of craft paper with a craft scissor (to get the wavy shape). Glue the first strip on the top of the card. Glue the edge of the satin ribbon and stick along with the second strip at the bottom of the card. Cut the satin ribbon and tie into a bow.
Cut out a square piece of craft paper and write the New Year message on it. Draw borders with a sketch pen and enhance it using a glitter pen. Stick this message in the middle of the card. Embellish with stickers.
For the pop up, cut out 1 inch wide gift wrap strips. Cut the strips twice the length of all the slits. Open the card and stick the gift wrap strips on the cuts. Draw a bow with a sketch pen.
Your pop up gift box card is ready. Write your message inside to personalise your card.
Children of 5 years will be able to make this card with minimal help from parents. Keep an eye on your kids as they make this craft.
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