Greeting Card with Gelli Arts®

Greeting Card with Gelli Arts®


·      Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) create their own handmade greeting card, which makes communication special.

·      SWBAT analyze greeting cards to establish a purpose for writing a message.

·      SWBAT describe qualities of greeting cards they find appealing.

·      SWBAT learn the importance of writing notes and sending cards.

·      SWBAT learn how greeting cards can communicate different feelings, information, and events.

·      SWBAT apply what they have learned to write and illustrate a greeting card.


Why do we send greeting cards?

What is the history of greeting cards?

Design a greeting card. What would it say on the cover? Or inside?


Gelli Arts® Mini Stamps, brayers, acrylic paint in multiple colors, mark making tools, stencils, paper 8.5 x 11-inch (teacher choice), newsprint, masking tape (to tape newsprint to table), baby wipes, aprons, pencils, and greeting card examples (different styles, folds, and themes).


·      Greeting – A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.

·      Greeting Card – A decorative card sent to convey good wishes on some occasion.

·      Card – A decorated piece of thick paper that contains a greeting or is used to write a message.


Students will express their own thoughts and feelings with their greeting cards. Discuss card themes and the history of greeting cards. The class will look at examples of greeting cards.


·      Greeting Cards

  • After a thorough discussion, students will design and create a greeting card by stamping Gelli Arts® prints all over their paper.
  • The students may want to write a greeting or a special message, and may need assistance.



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