Children love to give and receive gifts for any occasion. And, teaching them while they are young that gifts, especially homemade greeting cards, can be given just because is a great value to instill in them.
Stained Glass Cards For All Occasions
This stained glass home made greeting card is a keepsake that kids will want to make tons of, because each one is different and unique. This is a high quality project that adults may want to do for fun as well. You can make your own birthday cards or homemade Christmas cards.
A mixture of old crayons
Cardstock quality paper or Construction Paper
Elmer's school glue or another type of craft glue
Ink pens for writing a messages inside the homemade greeting cards
You may want to have a few samples prepared ahead of time if you are working with kids.
Select the construction paper or cardstock you will be using for the project. You may use any color you wish.
Fold the paper in half horizontally (hamburger style) and then in half vertically (hotdog style). You will be left with a smaller card that is double thick. Open ends should be at the bottom and right side of the card (as if you are reading a book).
Trace the desired shape on the front of the card and cut it out. This will need to be done for both layers on the front of the card. Younger kids may need help with this. And, older children may need you to poke a hole through the shape to get them started.
Now cut two pieces of wax paper the same size as the card.
Allow children to choose the crayons they want to use for their window. Try to limit them to choosing 3-4 colors. Too many colors will just melt together and look brown or black.
Use the vegetable peeler to shave the crayons onto one of the pieces of wax paper it does not have to be completely covered. In fact, some blank space is better.
Place the other piece of wax paper over the top.
Using an iron on low heat with no steam. Iron the sandwiched pieces of waxed paper together to melt the crayons. (Note that this will not damage you iron. Many people use wax paper to clean their iron.)
After the melted crayon cools, slide the entire piece in between the two front layers of the homemade card.
Use a small amount of glue to tack down the edges of the waxed paper and them the edges of the card.
Write a note in the homemade greeting card for the occasion.
You can use the shapes below to cut around and then trace onto your cardstock or construction paper for easy positioning and cutting.
Right Click Then Copy/Paste To Your Card
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