As some of you might know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is KINDNESS. Anyone who knows me will be aware that being nice to each other is one of my absolute rules, and I really like the idea of having a whole week dedicated to kindness. So I’ve decided to make quote cards to send to friends and people I know, and I thought it would be fun to add in some Harry Potter quote cards too as an extra activity!

So the first thing you need to do is choose your quote! It can be anything- I’ve chosen quotes that I think my friends will like but you can choose anything you want. The theme is kindness so anything inspirational, positive or funny will work. Then you need to get some paper and cut it into squares.

I thought that some of my quotes would work best on black paper which I don’t have, so I painted some of the squares black. This sounds like it won’t work but it does- any black paint will do but be careful of the area you’re working on! I usually put down old plastic bags to cover the table, or newspaper, or anything you don’t mind getting paint on. Then you can paint one side of the paper, let it dry (I usually cheat and use a hairdryer here but be careful it doesn’t get too hot!) then paint the other side. Don’t worry about neatness- you can cover most of it with glitter anyway! But if you want your paper plain, that’s absolutely fine.

Next, you’re going to write the quotes onto the paper. If I’ve painted the paper black, I usually use a silver gel pen but you can use any pens on white paper and decorate it however you want. These are a few of the ones I made 🙂

Then you can mess around with glitter glue! The easiest way I’ve found is to put a little bit of glitter glue all around it then use your finger to spread it about- I remember really vividly the first time I ever did this when I was in Year 10 and it literally changed my attitude to all my art projects! It’s a bit messy so again, make sure you’ve protected the area you’re working in and have fun spreading glitter!

Then you’re done! There’s a few options for finishing them off- I have a laminator so I’ve laminated mine but you can glue them onto a card and send them to someone, glue them onto card then cut around it so it’s mounted, stick it onto a plain notebook… Totally up to you! Have fun with them and spread the kindness :):