Modern Art Card Project for Kids

Modern Art Card Project for Kids - completed card with added glitter and stars
With some adult help younger kids can get creative and older ones can take this art project on by themselves. A squiggle pattern is drawn and then colored in to create the card face. Learn how using the materials list, instructions, and photos provided below.

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July 25, 2017

Modern Art Card Project for Kids - completed card with added glitter and starsDraw and color a tangled squiggle pattern, and turn it into a modern birthday card. This project is an easy way for kids to make their own cards for their friends or family. It is also a great way to explore with craft materials and techniques!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card


  • 8.2 x 5.4 in red cardstock
  • A5 sized ordinary white printer paper
  • seven small self-adhesive silver star stickers
  • Faber Castell 0.7mm black ecco pigment pen
  • Giotto décor textile pens: red; yellow; ultramarine; sky blue; neon green; neon yellow
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • red glitter glue pen
  • standard scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • soft eraser


  1. Use the pencil and ruler to draw a 5.1" x 4" frame on the white printer paper. Then use the pencil to draw a tangled squiggle pattern in the frame.
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  3. Use the black pen and ruler to draw over the frame's pencil lines, and then draw over the squiggle pattern's pencil lines. Allow to dry and gently erase any remaining pencil lines.
  4. Modern Art Card Project for Kids - use a ruler and pen to trace over the pencil lines
  5. Use the Giotto pens to color the squiggle pattern.
  6. Modern Art Card Project for Kids - use pens to begin coloring in the squiggle lines
    Modern Art Card Project for Kids - adding blue to the red
    Modern Art Card Project for Kids - squiggle pattern colored
  7. Cut out the squiggle pattern.
  8. Score the red cardstock to create a card sized 5.4" x 4.1".
  9. With the fold at the left, centre and glue the squiggle pattern to the front of the card.
  10. Modern Art Card Project for Kids - glue the squiggle pattern block to the red cardstock

  11. Apply a thin layer of red glitter glue to highlight some areas colored with the red pen and allow to dry.
  12. Add the stars to complete the card.
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