2 21- by 34-inch foam core
sheets • pencil • craft knife • enlarged color photocopy of your
child's face • tape • permanent markers (red, blue,
flesh-tone, yellow, and black) • red duct tape • 2 30-inch-long pieces of ribbon • black pants • shirt • shoes
To make the front of the card, mark a face opening, about 3
inches below the top of one of the sheets of foam core. Cut out
the opening with the craft knife (parents only).
Next, invert the color photocopy of your child's face (bring
a school photo to a copy shop) and tape it 3 inches above the
bottom of the card. Pencil a jack of hearts design around the
two face shapes (use our photo or a card from your deck as a
guide). Color in the picture with the permanent markers. Outline
the card with the red duct tape.
the second piece of foam core to look like the back of the card.
To do this, apply the red duct tape in a cross-hatching pattern,
then outline the edges.
To assemble the sandwich board, tape 2 ribbon suspenders on
the insides of the boards as shown at right. For a comfortable
fit, the suspenders should be taped 6 inches below the face
opening and at least 5 inches apart. You should also leave 10 to
12 inches of ribbon between the boards. Adjust the suspenders to
fit your child.
Have your child put on the black pants, shirt, and shoes, and
wear the sandwich boardand watch him win a full hand of sweets.