Candle Birthday Card

Light up their special day with this DIY birthday card! See how to make a birthday card at home, then pass along the colourful wishes.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Take Note Washable Gel Pens
  • Cardstock
  • Scrap Cardboard

CIY Staff Tips:

  • A thin, flat piece of cardboard (like a cereal box) will work best for this project.
  • Don't forget to add a special message on the inside of the card!


Step 1

Fold cardstock in half to create card shape.

Step 2

Pour small dollops of different coloured paints side by side on card.

Step 3

Hold scrap cardboard against paint and lightly drag against card in an upward motion to create candles. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 4

Add candle details and birthday message with gel pens.

  • Occasion:

    • Birthday

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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