Birthday Card

A hand made greeting card is a gift in itself and shows children that their imaginations surpass what can be found in a store

Level: All

Van Aken Product(s):
Jazz liquid tempera, Jr. Jazz truly washable, Jazz School, or Jazz Gloss



  • Jazz paint in assorted colors
  • white paper and/or construction paper
  • pencil or chalk
  • assorted paint brushes and/or markers
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • paint trays
  • water
  • newspaper


  • cover work area with newspaper
  • measure out onto paper the desired card size
  • cut out card and fold in half either across left side, across the top, or fold on both sides for a ågate opening, or fold accordion style
  • paint design on front of card and let dry
  • write your message on front and inside

Handy hints:
Consider if the card is to be mailed that it will fit in a standard envelope when cutting it out. Using thinner layers of paint will encourage the card to dry flatter and not crack.