Activity:

Holiday Greeting Cards

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What You Need:

  • Thick paper such as card stock
  • Clear drying, non-toxic craft glue
  • Glitter in a variety of colors

What You Do:

  1. Decide on a concept or design idea with your child. Sample ideas include: holiday color swirled lines, Christmas tree, “Happy Holidays!” word greeting, or a square present with a bow.
  2. Ask your child to "draw" her design of choice using glue lines. If she wishes, she can draw the design first using light pencil lines, and then glue on top of the lines. Explain that it will probably be easiest to create glue lines that will be the same color glitter at a time. For example, if she is designing a Christmas tree, have her try drawing straight lines that form a rectangle for the trunk base first (then go to step 3). Next, have her draw zigzag lines for the top of the tree.
  3. Ask your child to sprinkle glitter over the glue lines.
  4. Gently tap any excess glitter onto a piece of paper. Reuse the extra glitter for other parts of the design, or for her next card creation.
  5. Set the card aside to dry.

Encourage your child to give the card to someone special! This homemade greeting card is sure to brighten up anyone's holiday season.

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