Hands On Crafts for Kids
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Helping Kids Philosophy Teachers

By Julie McGuffee


Main supplies:

  • Pacon® Peacock™ construction paper – pink, purple, green, black, white
  • Fiskars® paper edgers
  • Fiskars® hole punch
  • Alphabet stencil
  • Black marker

    Basics supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Plastic knife to score, or paper trimmer with scoring blade
When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


1. Cut the following pieces:

  Two, 4” x 4” squares of black paper
12” x 2” strip of white paper
10” x 2” strip of white paper
Five 3” x 1-1/2” strips each of green and purple paper
2” x 10” strip of green paper
1-1/2” x 10” strip of purple paper using paper edgers

2. Mark and score a line across each strip of white paper every 2”. Accordion fold both strips. Overlap then glue the ends of the strips together to make one 20” x 2” folded strip. Cover the top square of the folded strip with glue then place on the center of one of the black squares. With the strip still folded cover the square at the opposite end with glue then center on the second black square. Press firmly together making sure the edges of the black squares are aligned.
3. Unfold the card then glue the green and purple strips to each white square, alternating the colors.
4. Use the alphabet stencil to write the letters for the words “Thank You” onto pink paper. Leave a space around each letter. Cut around each letter with paper edgers. Starting with the second square, glue the letters onto the green and purple strips.
5. To make the band, glue the purple strip to the center of the green strip. Wrap around the card. Overlap then glue the ends together. Do not glue to the card. Decorate the center of the strip with three, punch circles.


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