Kayla is in Pre-K three days a week. One day my hubby has some daughter-daddy time and the other day she spends time with mommy. We usually visit Beau-Nonni (her grandma), run errands, do crafts or go shopping. She absolutely loves art and I am always looking for useful projects she can do. Yesterday she got a card in the mail from her other grandma and is itching to write her back. So today I came up with come cut out Halloween cards that she could color or use washi tape behind it to dress it up. She loves getting to use mommy’s special tape so she was all over it. I made the Silhouette files available for those that have the machine. This would be a great Halloween classroom craft for teacher’s too.
pens, pencils, markers, crayons, stickers
optional: paper cutter
1. You might have to adjust where you put the cardstock down on your cutting mat in order to get a centered cut. Just play with it until you figure out perfect placement. You also might need an Exacto knife to cut the edges.
2. With a paper cutter or scissors cut your 8 1/2” x 11” piece of cardstock in fourths. This will give you 4 pieces of cardstock for 4 cards. That will be what you color or adhere washi tape to.
3. Be creative and use stickers, washi tape, pens, markers, pencils, etc. to color the cardstock. This is the best part!
4. When complete trim all the sides of the decorated cardstock down 1/4”. Then use your glue stick to adhere it to the underneath of cut out image inside the card.
5. Flatten it between two books until dry. Pop into an envelope and send it away.
The nice part about this project is kids and adults can take part and enjoy the process. Here are the ones Kayla made.
And here are the washi tape ones I made.