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Fun shaped cards - chick, bunny and spring flowers
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Fun Shaped Cards for Easter and Spring

What you will make:

Make simple and fun cards in the shape of a chick, bunny or a pair of flowers. These card projects are simple enough for younger children and people with special needs to make. The cards have a theme of renewal for Easter and spring. While the cards are very simple to make, they are designed so that creative touches can be added.

Related crafts: For pop-up cards and more easy to make greeting cards, see the projects listed in Greeting Cards Kids Can Make.

Here's what you need:
  • Cardstock or computer paper
  • Markers, colored pencils or crayons
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Empty ballpoint pen
  • Optional supplies: Glitter, tissue paper, and glue.

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

How to Make Fun Shaped Cards

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It

Choose a card to make. Download the pattern for the card and print it on cardstock.
(Paper may be used, but the resulting card will be flimsy and less able to stand up.)

There are three card designs—chick, bunny and flowers. All the card patterns have both a front and a back, and are offered in color and black & white (B&W). While the color patterns are quicker to make, the black & white patterns allow for more creativity. Whichever pattern you use, make the cards truly from the heart by adding your own creative touches. One option is to glue a greeting banner on the front of the card or inside.

Bunny Shaped Card
Bunny-shaped Greeting Card
Colored •  B&W
Chick Shaped Card
Chick-shaped Greeting Card
Colored •  B&W
Flowers Shaped Card
Flowers Shaped Greeting Card
Colored •  B&W
Greeting Banners
Banners for Shaped Greeting Card
Colored •  B&W

Matching Envelope: Choose an envelope pattern and print it on paper. The black & white (B&W) patterns work well on white or colored paper. Color the envelope any way you like, and then follow the instructions on the pattern for assembling the envelope. See the Fun Shaped Cards Envelopes Patterns page for more details.

Bunny Envelope
Envelope pattern for bunny shaped cards
Chick Envelope
Envelope pattern for chick shaped cards
Flower Envelope
Envelope pattern with flower design for shaped cards
Plain Envelope
Envelope pattern for shaped cards

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's Crafts project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

Step 2: Color and Decorate (optional) Color the card first and add creative touches.

Use crayons, colored pencils or markers to add color to the black & white patterns. Perk up your card by adding touches of glitter, or maybe a tuft of tissue paper for the tail of the bunny or chick. Use your imagination!

Step 3: Score and Fold Card
Score and fold the card

Fold the card in half on the black line in the center of the card. Scoring the fold line will make for easier and neater folding.

To score a line, you need a ruler and a blunt tip (like an empty ballpoint pen). Place the ruler on the line and trace the line with the blunt tip. This makes a dent in the cardstock that will fold naturally.

Step 4: Cut Cut out chick-shaped card

Cut straight across the bottom of the pattern on the marked line. Cut around the top of the card following the shape of the chick, bunny or flowers. Make the cut about ¼" to ½" (0.5 to 1 cm) from the shape's outline. Give the cut gentle curves, and leave a hinge on the left edge.

For the chick, leave a hinge from the bottom of the card to the left wing tip.

Cut out bunny-shaped cardFor the bunny, make the hinge extend from the bottom to the left ear tip.

Cut out flower-shaped cardFor the flowers, the hinge goes from the grass to the left leaf tip.

Be sure not to cut through the fold—it is needed to connect the card front to the card back.

Step 5: Add Your Personal Touches
Put card in envelope
  • Write a message on the inside of the card.
  • Decorate the inside with things associated with Easter or spring—eggs, flowers, baby animals, etc.
  • Place the card in an envelope. You can use the envelope patterns above to make your own special envelope. You might also decorate the envelope.

Tip: You can also add a message on the card front or inside with a greeting banner! Just download and print the pattern for the banners, cut out the banner of your choice, and glue to the card.

That's it! Your cards are ready to send!
Shaped cards: Bunny, chick and flower

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Bunny shaped card - front and back

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Tip: The bunny-shaped card has a fun back. You could use a tuft of tissue paper or cotton to make a soft tail.

Chick shaped card - front and back

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Tip: The chick-shaped card has a fun back, too.

Message ideas for your card…

Hope your Easter holds a touch of springtime magic!

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May all the joys of this glorious season be yours.

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May you enjoy every lovely gift that spring has to offer.

Fun shaped flower card

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Tip: The flowers shaped card can be cut in whatever shape you like or left as a rectangle.

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Project Extra: Use the envelope patterns included in this project to make envelopes to fit the fun shaped cards. Or see the Fun Shaped Cards Envelopes Patterns page.

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