Triarama Placecards

Triarama Placecards craft

Set the table with holiday or party scenes made especially for each friend or family guest! Stand-up place cards are fun to make as colorful decorations and favors for any celebration.

  • 1.

    Create a miniature room or outdoor setting as a placecard backdrop for each person who is coming to your celebration. You might make scenes to fit a holiday. Or each place might show something about the person for whom you are creating it, such as a river with a canoe for an uncle who loves the outdoors.

  • 2.

    For each placecard, fold and trim paper to make a square. Save the extra paper. Fold the square in half, corner to corner. Open the paper. Cut along one fold to the middle of the square. This creates two triangle-shaped flaps.

  • 3.

    Arrange one flap over the other to see how the triarama will stand up with two walls/sides and a floor/ground space.

  • 4.

    Use bright Crayola Pip-Squeaks™ Markers to design the placecard. An outdoor scene might have grass, rocks, or a path. An indoor scene might have a colorful rug on a floor. Decorate the two sides to complete the scene, too.

  • 5.

    Write the name of your guest on the back of the triarama in large, colorful letters.

  • 6.

    Overlap the flaps to see if there is anything else you would like to add to your scene. When you are finished, glue flaps together.

  • 7.

    Use the rest of the paper to create 3-D pieces for your scene. Cut, fold, color, and glue paper to create furniture or a canoe, or other figures that fit the scene. Glue paper constructions in place.