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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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Help celebrate Hanukkah with this festive paper menorah!  Little ones even get to “light” the candles each night of the holiday!  This is an advanced beginner project because it involves a lot of cutting.  To get your youngest involved, have them practice cutting out the rectangles for candles.

Things you will need:

  • Construction paper (white, yellow, and two colors of your choice.  I chose purple and blue)
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • A pencil

Step 1: Draw the shape of a menorah on a piece of paper and cut it out.

Step 2: draw and cut out 9 white rectangles.  These will be the candles that go on the menorah.

Step 3: Glue the candles to the back of the menorah.

Step 4: Draw flames on yellow paper.  Be sure to add a “tail” to the end of each flame.  You will use the tail to “light” the candles later on.  Cut the flames out.

Step 5: Use crayons to add details to the flames and menorah.

Step 6: Glue the back of the menorah.  Make sure not to glue all the way to the top of the candles.  Leave a small “pocket” of space as shown above.  Stick the menorah to a piece of paper (for your background).

Step 7: Using the same color as the background sheet, cut out a small rectangle and glue it down on three sides to make a pocket.  Once the glue dries stick the paper flames into the pocket.

Congratulations!  You have made a paper menorah for Hanukkah!  As your family celebrates each day of the holiday children will enjoy getting to “light” the candles on their very own menorah.  Each night you can take a paper flame and stick it into the top of the candle.  The little “tail” from earlier should slide into the pocket and hold the flame in place.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section.  Happy crafting!

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