Halloween Craft Ideas 2021: Peekaboo Card

Halloween takes place annually on 31 October and the tradition first started with the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain. Here, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In various cultures, some of these traditions and practices are practiced till date, such as the wearing of costumes and the concept of ‘Trick-Or-Treat’. This week, our article will focus on Halloween Craft Ideas 2021 and how to make your own Peekaboo Card.

Materials Needed:

  • Varying sizes of Vanguard Paper x 5
  • 15 cm x 14 cm (3 pieces)
  • 13.5 cm x 9 cm
  • 12.5 cm x 9 cm
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Penknife
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Plastic Strip (20 cm x 9 cm)
  • Markers
  • White pen/ pens

Here’s a time lapse to get you started:

Peekaboo Card Timelapse
Peekaboo Card Dimensions
Peekaboo Card Dimensions

Here are the Steps to create your own peekaboo card:

Firstly, cut out the 3 pieces of vanguard paper (from your vanguard/construction paper) with the dimensions 15 cm x 14cm. We will label these 3 pieces as ‘front cover’, ‘middle layer’ and ‘back cover’ respectively.

Secondly, for the middle layer, use the penknife to make two incisions of 9 cm in length at 3 cm from the edge of the vanguard paper. Insert the plastic strip (20cm) around the middle layer and cut out the excess.

Thirdly, cut out the ‘back slider card’ and ‘front slider card’ with 12.5 cm x 9 cm and 13.5 cm x 9 cm respectively. 

Peekaboo Card Middle Layer
Middle Layer

Next, attach the front slider card and the back slider card to the middle layer (plastic strip) with double sided tape. 

Note: When attaching the slider cards to the plastic strip, make sure that we only paste the double sided tape at the edge (far end) of the slider card. This is to ensure that the plastic strip is able to move freely (like a conveyor belt) and does not get stuck when the slider card is being pulled.

Design your Own Front Cover (peekaboo card)
Design your Own Front Cover

After we’re done with the slider cards, we proceed with designing our own unique decoration on the front cover. Here, we made our own version, using acrylic paint and filling up the vanguard paper with elements of halloween. This includes pumpkins, spiders and ghosts, alongside the phrase ‘Happy Halloween’. Feel free to do your own variation or version of the peekaboo card, using your own preferred mediums too.

Peekaboo Card (Front View)
Peekaboo Card (Front View)

When we’re satisfied with the front cover, we follow up with designing the front slider card and back slider card. To achieve the ‘peekaboo’ surprise effect, we added in a bat on the back slider card and a ghost for the front slider card. Thereafter, for the front slider card, take note to leave about 1cm gap from the edge of the card before we add in the ghost. Here we use white pen and markers to draw the characters, in order to achieve the distinct contrast between the two colours.

Let the acrylic paint sit and dry and have fun with your peekaboo card!

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