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Spinning Greeting Cards




Put a personal spin on a Mother's or Father's Day card: Add a photo that twirls on a string. Kids can pick their favorite snapshots of themselves and glue them back to back, or use only one and cover the other side with colorful paper. Then all that's left to do is write a special message to Mom or Dad.


  • Bone folder
  • Colorful paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Photo
  • String


  1. Step 1

    Cut out a sheet of colorful paper with a width that's divisible by three; ours is 12 inches (the height is 7). Use a ruler to divide width into three equal parts; fold paper at those points. Unfold. Fold left flap over middle (these panels will be card's front), then fold both in half (use a bone folder, if you like). Draw a half circle (or half square) over outer fold; cut out, cutting through all layers, just outside line.

  2. Step 2

    Trim cutouts. Lay one on photo; trace. Cut out photo; glue onto cutout.

  3. Step 3

    Glue string between photo and the other cutout (or another photo). Place string in fold of middle flap, positioning photo in hole; glue left flap to middle, trapping string inside. Trim string.

Martha Stewart Kids, 2004



Reviews (2)

  • JackieSRamirez 26 Apr, 2013

    The example is very small.

  • ncanales 28 May, 2012

    This was a very simple and creative idea. I just wish the how-to photo was a larger or available to zoom in.