With just under a week left until Halloween you have just enough time to make these simple Halloween cards to send to your friends. I came up with these cards because I wanted something our 3 year old could help make. We had a great time making them together.
Start with an 8.5″ X 5.5″ piece of orange card stock folded in half. Cut a 5″ X 3.5″ rectangle from a cute fall print paper and attach it to the card. Put a 4″ X 3″ orange rectangle on top of that. Then comes the fun part – use a variety of punches to punch out various shapes that could be used as jack-o-lantern faces. I made my face pieces brown to go with the fall print paper I used, but black would work too. Then make all kinds of faces with your shapes. The cool thing is that each card will be a little different. I had envisioned faces like this when I planned these cards:
But when our daughter got to work she used the pieces for legs, eyebrows, foreheads, and things I never even imagined. Clearly, her cards are by far the best ones:
I added a green swirl for a stem. (I had a swirl punch but it was so hard to punch the paper that I pitched it the second I was done punching these stems. So now I’m in the market for a new swirl punch… You could also just curl paper around a pencil – probably much easier!) I finished off the inside of the card with “Happy Halloween” stamped on a pumpkin layered on more of the fall print paper.