Creative Self-Care: Make Art!

Affirmation Trading Card

Create a trading card for a person you would like to acknowledge as being helpful, wonderful, etc. Or you can make an affirmation trading card for yourself that can remind you of your awesomeness!

Time Required: 30 minutes

Materials Needed: 

  • A blank trading card or a piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • Some recycled magazines

How to Do It

cut images

Step 1: Cut images and words out of magazines

Find words to match the message you would like to give someone else, or cut each letter out individually. Find images or patterns that add visual interest.

glue collage


Step 2: Glue collage materials onto your blank trading card

You can glue these on any way you want. After it is dry, you can take clear packing tape and cover the card with it for added strength and permanency.

Thanks to Lauren Daugherty, MAT, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, for providing this activity. 

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