May 9, 2012

Mother’s Day Z-Fold Card

I’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.

9 comments:

Tess said...

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

Dalton Family said...

Very cute! Do you use crayons or pastels?

Kathy Barbro said...

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.

Mike said...

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.

artteacher said...

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

Anonymous said...

I want to share this to my kids on weekends and will post their finished crafts online with dissertation examples writing as description.

Jeffery Morgan said...

The activity may look simple but it has lots of educational value to the kinder pupils. It encourages the children to be creative. It would make them to be familiar with color as well.

Helena Georgette said...

My students enjoyed making this card yesterday. One of the students turned the card upside down & noticed that now it said WOW. Another thought a heart in place of the O would be nice. Thanks for sharing :)

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