Using MS Powerpoint to Make Sympathy Cards
One simple computer program that you can use to help kids make their own sympathy cards is MS Powerpoint. Here are the steps to follow.
1. Divide the horizontal layout into two equal parts by inserting a rectangular shape on one side first. Adjust the size and then copy and paste it on the other side to see if they match. If not, just keep on repeating the adjustment, and then copying and pasting again until there are equal rectangles on both sides.
2. You can either remove the fill or choose a color for the fill of the rectangles by editing this feature in the FORMAT menu.
3. Let your kids choose appropriate pictures to place on the right side, to serve as the cover of the card. Leave the left side blank because this will be the back of the card. Take note that pictures can range from clouds to doves to friends embracing. Guide them in choosing a picture that is just right for the situation for which the card is for.
4. Let the kids copy and paste pictures from the Internet or from the clipboard of your computer. Then ask them to write a one-liner message in front.
5. Add a new blank slide and prepare the same two rectangles. Imagine that this is the spread you will be faced with when the card is opened. It is up to you if you wish to use only the right side or if you want to add designs and messages on both sides.
6. Print out these two slides when you are done. Assist the kids in taping or gluing together the two pieces of paper to form a card. You may have them add decor like buttons, sequins, glitter, and the like.
Free Download: Sympathy Card Template on MS Powerpoint
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