Have you got loads of great kids art at home? Here's the perfect way to share it with those around you. Make envelopes, cards and gift tags using these easy steps!

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Step 1: Gather Your Artwork

Start with a square piece of artwork. If your artwork is more rectangular simply give it a trim so that all sides are the same length.
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Step 2: Make Your Folds

Fold your artwork from corner to corner on both ends to create fold lines, and unfold back to your original square shape.
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Step 3: Rotate

Rotate your square to a diamond position. With the blank side facing up, fold the top and bottom points into the middle fold.
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Step 4: Rotate Again

Rotate again, and this time fold the bottom point two thirds of the way up towards the middle.
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Step 5: Glue It

Take the new left and right bottom corners and fold them halfway up towards the top point of the bottom triangle. Then simply glue them down. Take care not to get glue on the blank side.
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Step 6: Bottoms Up!

In this step we are going to fold and glue the bottom of our envelope. It’s a good idea to fold and make your crease, then unfold a little to determine the best place to apply some glue. Somewhere along the edges of the left and right triangles is great. Then you can bring the bottom up again and press down firmly.
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Step 7: Closing Time

Lastly, fold down the top triangle to create the closing flap.
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And You're Done!

here you have it! A wonderful way to share artwork and brighten up someone else’s day with a handmade envelope.
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