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Hello little earthling, how nice that you are here! I would like to make a very special birth greeting card for you and your parents. Here’s how it works.
A baby is born, gets a name – and is suddenly no longer “the baby” but a little individual with personality. Chosen with love, personal – that is exactly what a card for the birth should say! The closer you are to your parents, the harder it is to find a card in the shops – at least that’s how I feel.
So unpack your craft box and make a birth greeting card. There are great alphabets with animal letters on the internet that you can use for free. If you want to do it really quickly, just print out the letters of the name. I drew the letters with the animals myself. You can find everything you need to make them on the material list*.
Time: 40-60 minutes
E like elephant, donkey, emu. R like caterpillar and rat. I like hedgehog – okay that’s a classic. K like crocodile and cockatoo. When learning letters, generations of teachers use animal ABCs. It looks cute, is original and creative – and takes about 40-60 minutes, depending on whether you draw the letters yourself or look them up on the internet and just print them out.
Paint letters in identical size: On a white DIN A4 paper, draw two parallel lines 2 cm apart in pencil. Mark boxes of the same size at a distance of 1.5 cm from each other. Use all the space available in every second box to draw a letter and the corresponding animal in pencil. Then trace the contours with a black fineliner and colour in the letters and animals in matching strong colours. I used a felt tip pen for this. Now cut out each rectangle, frame it in black and glue on the googly eyes.
Alternatively, you can download an alphabet of animal letters from the materials list and simply print out the matching letters in the desired size.
Measure out a 25 cm high and 21 cm wide strip on light blue clay paper or card, cut it out and fold it in half. Cut out a 24 cm high and 14.5 cm wide piece from red patterned motif card and stick it in the middle of the front.
Now cut out 5 balloons from felt and cardboard – one for the front, the other four are for the inside of the birth greeting card. Write “Hello” on a piece of light blue card, outline it with black fineliner and cut out the rectangle.
Using hole punch pliers, punch a hole in each letter, knot the end of a piece of baker’s twine about 8 cm long and thread it through the hole in each letter. Now glue the letters on, loosen the card on the right about 2-3 cm from the edge in the middle and thread the baker’s twine through. Now glue another balloon with the hello onto the card.
Pull the ends of the strings into the desired position – they should be loose, not tight. Glue a balloon onto each end of the string.
Along the bottom edge of the birth greeting card I stuck two braids with 0.5 cm wide Washi Tape. On the border under the balloons, you can paint a personal signature with stick figures, as I did.
Finally, I stuck a heart sticker on the back of the card and on the inside.
Have fun making your DIY birth greeting card!
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