Hands On Crafts for Kids
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By Mary Ayres



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!


Main supplies:

  • Royal® Gold Foil Engraving Boards
  • Royal® Alphabet rub ons - gold
  • Royal® Corner and frame rub ons – gold
  • Pacon® Construction paper – 2 colors
  • Pencil and scrap paper
  • Fiskars® Decorative edge scissors.


1. Cut an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of construction paper in half and fold to form card. Cut a second sheet in half and fold. Place over first card and trim top edge with decorative edge scissors. Glue the 2 cards together.
2. Cut a piece of engraving board to a 2 ½” square. Use scrap paper and free hand a letter for practice. Transfer onto the engraving board with pencil. Scrape away letter to reveal the gold leaf.
3. Apply rub ons to front of card - . We used a gold frame, two corners and letters to spell out a name. Lastly glue illumined letter in center of square.

Illuminated latter can be used in many ways to make cards or note cards. You can make only the first letter of your last name and mat the letter in different colors on the front of the card; or you can spell out a whole name. Experiment with different colors of engraving board and construction paper.


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