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Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card

Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card
Inspired by Crafty Morning, I showed Nico this craft and asked him, if he wanted to do a Halloween card version of this for his friends. And he said yes :) But I’m a little OCD when it comes to erasers on pencils and there is no way that I am wasting a good eraser on paint, so we used q-tips. Weset out to make them, following what Craft Morning said to do, so I printed out the template that she suggested. Nico picked out who was getting which ghost and also the ghost color to match the friend (yes, he’s thinking outside the box, folks).

Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card - dotting
I cut out all the ghosts, put them on a quarter sheet of paper and pulled out all the colors and explained how to do them and off he was.

halloween pop up card painting ghostw
After a bit he asked, if he could also paint the ghost, so I figured why not. (Side note: See the truck on the left? The whole time we were doing this he was begging me to let him paint the white part. I explained that you need a plastic paint to paint on plastic or it won’t stick very well.)

Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card - painting train tracks
While our ghosts were drying, he asked if he could paint something else and asked, if he could do his “boring” wooden train track. Crazily enough, I agreed…

Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card -glitter up
I gently detached the ghosts when they were dry, since they stuck a bit to the papers, because a bit of paint had gone around the edges, rounded up our paper squares, leaving an edge so he could put some glitter glue to make it look like a starry sky. We glued those on to colored cardstock pages folded in half.

Kid-made Q-tip painted ghostly pop-up card - inside

With the fully colored ghosts we just folded little accordion papers, glued underneath each ghost and put them inside the card as a little pop-up ghost. He folded his first accordion :) (I know it’s hard to see but you can tell by the little shadow around the ghost that it’s raised.)

We wrote a Halloween-ish greeting on the outside and on the inside we wrote a little ghost joke.

That was it, 1 technique and we got 2 used out of one painting, gotta love multifunctional things!

If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to also follow us on Pinterest and our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series also has its own Pinterest boards for each country. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations :)


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