A cute card “starter” that encourages your child to add his/her own drawing. Materials Blank card set (You could make on using folded cardstock too) Red paint or red stamp pad White rectangular erasers Cotton balls Craft glue Cardboard Pencil/pen Thin black felt Smock Craft tray Shallow container Scissors Directions Put your card in your craft tray and put a piece of cardboard in between the folded portion of the card so if the glue or paint seeps through a bit, the card won’t stick together. We also put a piece into our envelope. Don your smock and put your paint in a shallow container. Dip an eraser in your red paint (be sure not to get too much on!) and form bricks (to make a chimney) on one end of your card as shown. As you can see, we had an adult cut another eraser to a smaller size to make the end bricks (or turn your eraser sideways.) With each row, we left a bit of space in between to make the negative space form white mortar. We also staggered each row so that the next set of bricks started in the middle of the ones previous. We added a brick pattern to the envelope as well. Allow to dry overnight. Take your cotton balls and stretch them a little bit. Glue them to the top of your chimney to create “snow.” Allow to dry overnight. Add Santa or give it to someone else to create Santa using a pencil/ eraser and tracing it with thin black felt. (Of course this is just a starting point… what else could you do?) Attach your card to a present for a homemade touch! Purpose Thinking of others Experimenting with making “stamps” out of various materials Safety Notes Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothes and surfaces. Have an adult cut the eraser to size. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.