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Christmas Cards for Veterans

4th grade “JOY” by Jacob For our school-wide Thanksgiving project, we decided to show our thanks to some very special people…  My K through 7th grade students have been busy making Christmas cards for Veterans, to spread some Christmas cheer and let these men and women know they are loved and appreciated!  The hundreds of […]

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Easy Envelopes for Handmade Cards

It’s easy to make custom envelopes for your handmade cards – perfect for those non-traditional sizes! You can get creative with unique papers and decorative liners, too. Kids will catch on quickly since they don’t even need to measure their paper…. they just need to understand the concept of starting with a square that’s a […]

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Recycled Magazine Flowers

Here is another unique project that we used for Mother’s Day cards, but would be fun to do anytime! I saw this featured on the One Pretty Thing site, from Family Fun. My 5th graders had a blast making these (even the boys, who usually resist anything to do with flowers!) and it gave me […]

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“3D” Flower Collage

My 2nd graders used these whimsical flowers for their Mother’s Day cards this year, but you could also make a colorful garden picture while teaching the concepts of symmetry and layering. Attaching the blossoms with layers of double stick foam tape gives a fun 3D effect that unfortunately doesn’t show up well in this picture! […]

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Hand-Made Envelopes

Kids love to make hand-made greeting cards for holidays, but most of these cards don’t fit into conventional envelopes. Here is an easy way to make your own envelopes, and even add a liner to make them extra-special! To Make an Envelope: 1. Lay your card diagonally on a square of paper that is a […]

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Valentine Color Mixing

You can mix a “tint” of any color just by adding white to it. Painting with tints lends itself well to Valentine projects, like this colorful card made from a 12?x18? painting folded in half. 1. First, place a “quarter-size” amount of red, yellow and turquoise tempera paint on a paper plate. (I like to […]

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Cut Paper Symmetry “Pop-Out” Card

This is a fun card to make for any occasion… just vary the colors you use and the shapes you cut to suit the holiday or theme! The pop-out feature inside (see below) is an added bonus! Front of Card: 9” x 12” construction paper (this will form the “base” of your card) 3” x […]

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