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Fanciful Envelopes

Envelopes made from gift-wrap or wallpaper add a special touch to holiday cards, invitations, and thank-you notes.

Materials

  • Envelope
  • Gift-wrap or wallpaper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue, tape or stickers

Directions

  1. Let your child choose an envelope the same size as the envelope he'd like to make.
  2. Help him carefully pull apart and open the envelope flaps to create a flat pattern for tracing.
  3. Lay the pattern on the wrong side of a piece of gift-wrap or wallpaper and have your child trace it.
  4. Carefully cut out the traced shape.
  5. Fold in the side flaps and glue the bottom flap onto the side flaps. (Look at the original envelope if you're not sure where to fold.)
  6. Let your child place a card or letter inside the envelope and seal it with glue, tape, or stickers.

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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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