Here’s an easy Christmas card idea that makes a very colorful image. Just change the colors and it works for many different celebrations.
Making holiday cards with kinders may sound like a fairly simple task, until you factor in all the details. Is it doable with a wide range of abilities? Is it flexible for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or neither? Can students learn a new skill with it? And in the end, will it (hopefully) make a good looking card? I’ve tried many options over the years, and this cut and tear candle card actually fulfills all these options, which is no easy task.
• Card stock paper, assorted colors
• White card stock paper
• Glue stick
1. Students tear a 3″ x 11″ strip of card stock into 3 pieces. The middle one with two fuzzy torn edges is kept, the other two are thrown away. The middle strip is then torn into 3 equal candles.
2. The candles are glued to a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of white paper. Yellow flames are torn from paper and added above each. The candles are cut out with a scissors, leaving a white edge.
3. The candles are glued to the front of a folded sheet of cardstock paper. I love the Recollections brand found at Michaels and Jo-Anns. The colors are rich, the paper is strong, and it’s often on sale. You can’t get much better than that.