Supplies Used: Adhesive Letters, Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Patterned Paper, Scissors, Stickers, Thread (White)
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Accordion or fan fold a 6" x 15" white strip of construction paper or cardstock into three equal 5" panels (Figure A).
- Die-cut a 3" Square from the top portion allowing a matching border on the top and side margins. This will make a window (Figure B).
- Cut pairs of die-cuts from multiple colors of cardstock, construction or patterned paper.
- Decorate and layer the die-cuts using glue or other adhesive. To layer, leave one shape whole and cut highlights from other colors.
- Tape a 3" length of white thread to the back of one shape. Attach the mirror image, sandwiching the thread between the two die-cuts. The thread will extend from the top of the die-cuts.
- Fasten the threaded decorated shapes above each Square with stickers, allowing the shape to hang freely in the window opening (Figure C).
- Use adhesive letters or print school information and attach to card. Decorate card with stickers.
- Cut a 12" x 5 1/4" strip of cardstock or construction paper. Fold on perforations. Adhere with glue or double-sided tape to create a sleeve that slides over the card and holds it closed.
- Attach contrasting cardstock or construction paper to mat a message (Figure D).
- Die-cut XL Envelope A6 and XL Envelope A6 Liner from contrasting colors of cardstock, construction or patterned paper. Attach the Liner to the Envelope (see Main Image).