Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Archive for December 2011

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your holiday presents and add a personal touch, check out these cute cards made to look like gifts! You can make them to suit any holiday or theme…Even birthdays! This project includes a printable template to make cutting the initial shape of the card much easier.

Things You Will Need:

  • Card stock in the colors of your choice
  • A copy of the template (click the link for a PDF)
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • A pen
  • Crayons or markers

Step 1: Begin by printing out a copy of the template. Lay it out on a piece of card stock then trace it and cut it out. You will cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted ones.

Step 2: Use a ruler to help you neatly fold the edges that were marked on the template by dotted lines. Be sure to crease the edges well to make sure they stay folded.

Step 3: Once you’ve folded the edges of your card, glue down the bottom half of the present to secure it. Next you’ll want to define the edges of the present by drawing lines with crayons or markers. You want the present to have the illusion that it’s three-dimensional so make sure the lines meet at the right spots.

Step 4: It is now time to decorate the present. I’ve cut some red paper into strips and a bow which will give my present the appearance that it is wrapped and tied with a bow. You can decorate your present in a similar fashion or use crayons, markers or other embellishments to make it unique.

Congratulations! You have made a greeting card that looks like a present! Use a pen to write a message inside before giving it to someone special. How did your project turn out? Did you do something differently? Please share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!

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