If you don’t have any ready-made folded cards, take the yellow paper and cut out a card any size you want. Cut out a piece of black paper for the centre of the card, leaving a 3 cm blank strip either side for the eggshell decoration.
Clean the eggshells thoroughly and crush them coarsely. Coat the pieces of eggshell with glue and stick them along the sides of the card, pressing down firmly as this helps to break up the eggshell into smaller pieces.
Keep going until the edges are completely covered.
Use an activated matt paint marker in yellow (or another spring colour) to write a seasonal greeting such as "Happy Easter" along the bottom of the black paper. Start by activating a new edding matt paint marker as follows: Shake the marker firmly with the cap still on. Place the nib on some scrap paper and carefully pump it up and down a few times until ink fills the nib. Start by writing a few test strokes on the scrap paper. And always replace the cap securely after use.
Glue a slightly shorter piece of white paper on top in such a way that the greeting can still be seen. Carry on designing the card both inside and out with whatever illustrations and wording you choose. Add the ribbon and finish off with a bow – and there, your unique Easter card is now complete!
Products and materials
- Yellow folded cards or thick paper; smaller pieces of art paper in black and white
- Scissors, all-purpose UHU glue and matching ribbon
- Scrap paper for testing
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