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Make Your Own Envelopes

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homemade envelope template


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
Level: Medium

Materials
A3 sized sheet paper for an A5 sized card
Glue
Pen and scissors
An old envelope which fits your card



homemade envelope kids craft
We used a large sheet of old artwork to make our envelope


Method
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.



homemade envelope kids craft
Draw round an old envelope as a template




homemade envelope kids craft


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



homemade envelope template
You can also draw your own template to fit a special sized card




homemade envelope template measurement dimensions
Envelope template dimensions. Start by drawing a rectangle of your card H x W


Cut around your envelope outline
Crease the flaps



homemade envelope template


Fold in the bottom flap first then the two side flaps. Glue the side flaps onto the bottom flap



homemade envelope template


Your envelope is now ready for a card. Simply glue it closed.



homemade envelope kids craft
We chose to have our bright artwork on the inside




homemade envelope with lining paper
We spray mounted painted tissue onto the inner side of the paper before folding


Click here for some great homemade greeting card ideas.

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#Medium
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Envelope
#Wrapping
#Greeting Card
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