Why not make a envelope to match a homemade greeting card or special letter? You can pick a plain colour to match, add a lining, or even use old artwork to make a special envelope. We used a large sheet of paper we had painted with bouncy balloon splats.
Time: 15 minutes (this can be preparation or actual activity time)
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
A3 sized sheet paper for an A5 sized card
Pen and scissors
An old envelope which fits your card
We used a large sheet of old artwork to make our envelope
The easiest way is to find an old envelope which is the right size and unstick the seams to get a template to draw around.
Draw round an old envelope as a template
If you don't have one you can draw your own template. Start by drawing a rectangle in the centre of your paper which is a few millimetres bigger than your card each way. Draw 4 flaps on each edge of the rectangle. You can use the measurement guide in the image below to help work out how long each of your flaps need to be
You can also draw your own template to fit a special sized card
Envelope template dimensions. Start by drawing a rectangle of your card H x W
Cut around your envelope outline
Crease the flaps
Fold in the bottom flap first then the two side flaps. Glue the side flaps onto the bottom flap
Your envelope is now ready for a card. Simply glue it closed.
We chose to have our bright artwork on the inside
We spray mounted painted tissue onto the inner side of the paper before folding
Click here for some great homemade greeting card ideas.