It's fun, easy and a real treat to send spooky greetings to all your family and friends at Halloween. What's more, everyone is bound to appreciate receiving a hand-made card to open just as the lights are dimmed on All Hallows' Eve!
Approximate Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
- a rectangular piece of coloured card
- thin strips of card in a contrast colour
- a coloured envelope – to accommodate a folded card
- pencil and ruler
- pair of scissors
- craft knife
- non-toxic PVA glue
- small brush
- spooky embellishments – pumpkins, ghosts, bats…
- foam pads
Choose a theme for your greetings card it could be pumpkins, ghosts, witches, bugs or anything else your imagination can conjure up.
- Mark the centre of a piece of card with a light pencil line.
- With a craft knife gently score along this line and crease with a ruler to make a crisp fold.
- Decide whether you want your design to be portrait or landscape.
- Glue thin strips of card in a contrast colour to the front of your card to make a grid and then add some spooky embellishments within the grid, using foam pads to give a three-dimensional look.
- To follow, paste on glue and then sprinkle glitter over your card to create solid areas of colour and some sparkly words.
- Tip card slightly to remove any remaining glitter and let dry.
- As an extra special treat, write a spooky verse inside your card or get the children to draw scary faces, instead.
- Decorate an envelope to match the theme of your card.
Your greetings card is now ready to send. You can place it in a stronger envelope for protection on long postal journeys, if desired. Crafty Tip: make your own spooky embellishments by potato printing shapes onto thin card and cutting each one out.
By Anne from United Kingdom