Greeting Card

Welcome to “Greeting Card.” This lesson shows how to create a homemade greeting card using watercolors and acrylic.


In this lesson, you will learn to:

  • Guide your care partner in creating a beautiful greeting card
  • Learn when to assist and when to encourage your care partner to make their own decisions


Please gather these materials before you start:

  • Watercolor card/postcard
  • Watercolors paints
  • Watercolor paint brush
  • Water container
  • Blue masking tape for painters (low tack, easy peel off)
  • Rags/paper towel
  • Acrylic paint (gold, silver, white)
  • Cotton swabs (Q-tips)
  • Glitter

Set aside 30 minutes with your care partner for this session.


Please take a moment to review Care for the Caregiver before beginning this lesson.

Individual Steps

You may also watch the individual steps for this lesson. Each of the five steps below will guide you and your partner through the special techniques for this lesson. To make sure you get the most out of this lesson, make sure to move through each step in the order they are presented. And remember – have fun!

  1. Consciously Breathe

2. Sing & Move

3. Call & Response

4. Create Together

5. Savor the Moment

Written Instructions

Print the entire lesson plan for “Greeting Card” here.

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