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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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Celebrate the season with these festive homemade party poppers!  They are super simple to make and are a great addition to your holiday table or for use as present toppers.  It’s an advanced beginner project because it requires the use of scissors for curling ribbon.  If you omit the curling of the ribbon this is a beginner project.

 

Things you will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls (one for each popper)
  • Tissue paper
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Crayons
  • Fillers including stickers, candies, small toys, etc.

Step 1: Lay a toilet paper roll on a piece of tissue paper two layers thick.  Position it and cut the paper so that there are about three inches on each side of the toilet paper roll.

Step 2: Center the toilet paper roll on the tissue paper and tape them together.

Step 3: Roll the tissue paper completely around the toilet paper roll and secure with tape.  Cut two pieces of ribbon for tying off the ends of the popper.

Step 4: Carefully tie off one end of the party popper.  Select a few trinkets, candies, etc. and slip them inside the open end of the popper.

Step 5 (optional): Use a hole punch to punch circles of construction paper.  This can be used as confetti inside the party popper.

Step 6: Tie off the other end of the popper and curl the ribbon (optional).  Use crayons to decorate the popper and add things such as the name of the popper’s recipient.

Congratulations!  You have made a festive party popper!  To pop simply hold the popper by the ends and pull.  This is a great way to help celebrate the holidays and is an easy project for even the youngest kids to do.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Please feel free to post comments and pictures in the comments section.  Happy crafting and happy holidays!


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