Make a card

A while ago we partnered with local brand Able & Game to run card-making activities at the Immigration Museum.

While we’re in isolation we thought it was the perfect time for sending a personal, handmade card to someone you care about, so join Alice as she talks you through making your own.

  1. Who is this card for and why are you giving it to them? Take a moment to think about who makes you happy, and what they do that makes you smile.
  2. Now, let’s turn this feeling into a card! What will it say? Sometimes it’s best to be clear and simple, writing exactly what you’d like to say. But if you’d like to have a little fun, you can try rhyming or making a pun.
  3. Let’s imagine the front of the card. Think about the best way to express what you’d like to say – a simple drawing of what the card is about, something funny, or just text? It’s up to you.

    If you need some extra inspiration, we’ve attached some handy examples and a worksheet to help.
  4. Time for a test run. Look back on these great ideas you’ve come up with and have a go at creating your card. You can also think about the colour palette you will use. Pro tip: mistakes are okay! If you make one, try and work out how to turn it into a part of your design.
  5. When you’re happy with your work, create your final copy! If you would like to send your card to the person you made it for, ask an adult for help. They may be able to help you send it in the mail.

As always, we love seeing what you get up to, so share your card design on social media using #MuseumAtHome #MelbourneMuseum.

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