Celebrate A Miracle Chanukah Card
What better thing to celebrate than a divine miracle! This easy-to-do card is one that a mom and child can do together.
By: Sandra Brown
Skill Level: This card craft is fun for moms and kids (age 7 and up) to do together. Moms may want to precut the paper and then help guide the child in assembling the card. And remember to get input from creative kids! Plus, if you're looking for just-for-mom time, put on some holiday music and make a few cards on your own.
What You Need
- white cardstock cut to 5 ½” x 8”
- black cardstock cut to 4 ¾” x 3 ¼”
- yellow cardstock
- assorted papers in shades of blue and different patterns
- blue paper (any shade or pattern) cut to 5 ¼” x 3 ¾”
- adhesive such as double-sided sticky tape and liquid glue
- paper trimmer
- scissors and ruler
What You Do
- Fold white cardstock in half.
- Glue black cardstock to blue patterned paper (5 ¼” x 3 ¾”).
- Use scissors to cut 9 rectangles of varying widths and heights (no more than 2 ¼” high).
- Use scissors to cut 9 flames from yellow cardstock in varying sizes.
- Glue 9 rectangles across the bottom of the black cardstock. You may need to trim accordingly to give the rectangles proper spacing. Don’t glue until you’re satisfied with the spacing.
- Glue 9 flames above the rectangles.
- Print out the words “Celebrate” and “A” and “Miracle” with labeler, or print them off on your computer.
- Attach “Celebrate” above candles on the black cardstock and attach “A” and “Miracle” below candles on the blue cardstock.
- Glue onto the white cardstock card.
- This card fits in a standard envelope size 4 3/8th”x 5 3/4th”, which can be found at any office supply store.
- Using a paper trimmer is quick and easily allows you to make straight cuts.
- Using textured cardstock gives your card a classy look.
- Inking the edges of each piece of cut paper gives a nice finished look. You can use specialty inks or a brown or black marker.
- Use your creativity in picking out your colors and papers.
- Don’t forget to sign the back of your card because you just created art!
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