Mother’s Day Z-Fold Card

MOM z fold cardI’ve used this card for kinders for several years and I’m still surprised at how nice they look, especially when colored with bright patterns.
1. Start with large white construction paper (12″ x 18″) and cut it in half to make panels of 6″ x 18″. Fold the panels into thirds to make a card that measures 6″ x 6″. Arrange folds so that the card makes a “Z”. Cut lots of posterboard “M” and “O” block letters for the students to trace. To save time, I left the “O” without the center cut out, and asked the students to just draw their own.
2. The students are to center the letters in each panel, trace with a pencil, and then with a black marker. The students colored in a different pattern in each letter, and then different colors for the background.

5 Responses

  1. artteacher
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    I have used my texture sheets with this project also. :)

  2. Mike
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    I did this with my Grade 2 class. It went well. I also made “I love you” in gothic lettering for them to glue on the back of the card.

    I also used student grade watercolour paper which made for sturdier card and a nice effect.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Mike,
    Vancouver, B.C.

  3. This sample was done with oil pastels, which are a little messy but oh, so colorful. Crayons are fine too though if that is what you have.

  4. Very cute! Do you use crayons or pastels?

  5. Tess
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    This is a really colorful card and a great idea for a quick project for my 3rd grade cub scouts. Thanks!

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