Greeting Card Box

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Turn an old greeting card into an attractive box, using the techniques in this art activity.


Envelopes made from gift-wrap or wallpaper add a special touch to holiday cards, invitations, and thank-you notes.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Rectangular greeting card
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Glue and paper clips

Directions

  1. Have your child cut the card along the fold.

    Lid:

  2. Turn over the front of the card and draw a line 1 inch from each long edge and 1 1/2 inches from each short edge.
  3. Fold along each line, then open the folds to make a little rectangle in each corner of the card.
  4. For each little rectangle, cut along the line that starts at a short side so the rectangles become flaps.
  5. Fold the long sides up and fold the flaps inward.
  6. Brush glue on the outsides of the flaps. Fold up the short sides of the card and press them onto the flaps.
  7. Fold the top edges of the short sides over the flaps and glue them down.
  8. Secure the glued spots with paper clips until the glue dries.

    Box:

  9. Repeat the process above using the other half of the card.
  10. Make the bottom slightly smaller so the lid will fit over it by increasing each measurement 1/8 inch.

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