Magic cards

The last exams before the beginning of summer break are written, the report-cards will be handed out soon and you would like to banish the stress of the past weeks by doing a relaxing crafting roject? p No problem – here, we would like to offer you the Pelikan magic cards! If you are asking yourself how they work, it's really easy: Just pull on the paper flap and all of the sudden the image will change, as if by magic!

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Magic cards

 

Zauberkarten Vorschau

The last exams before the beginning of summer break are written, the report-cards will be handed out soon and you would like to banish the stress of the past weeks by doing a relaxing crafting roject? p No problem – here, we would like to offer you the Pelikan magic cards! If you are asking yourself how they work, it's really easy: Just pull on the paper flap and all of the sudden the image will change, as if by magic!

This is what you need:

Pelikan download templates, strong printer paper (about 140 grams), a pair of pointed scissors, adhesive tape, a glue stick and colored pencils.
This is how it works:
  1. First, print out all of the download templates and carefully cut out the pieces: 1x the base plate, the sliders 1-5 and strips 1-4.
  2. Carefully cut out the black, oval area (see big black arrow on the base plate)
Zauberkarten Grundplatte

Base plate: Cut out the black, oval area.
  1. Now tape the paper strips 1 to 4 onto the base plate. First, begin with strip no. 1. Position it on the marked area given on the base plate (the small arrows will help you to position it correctly). Only affix the strip along the edges (see markings "gluing line for adhesive tape"). Then position the next strip and affix it along the edge with tape.
Anbringen der Klebestreifen

Tape the strips 1-4 onto the base plate. Please mind the markings under all circumstances.
Anbringen der Klebestreifen
  1. By having glued all the strips onto the base plate, a completely white surface has been created. Draw your first picture on this white area with colored pencils , in our example we have drawn a swimming swan.

Folded open ground plate with the first picture drawn.
 
Anbringen der Schieber
  1. Now the sliders have to be installed. Start with slider no. 1 and push itunder the strips 1-4 until the grey surface of the slider has disappeared completely behind the strips.

First shove slider no. 1 through behind the strips 1-4.
 
  1. Then push slider no. 2 under the strips 2-4, slider 3 under the strips 3-4 and slider 4 under the fourth strip. Caution: glue the sliders to each other along the marked areas.
  2. Finally, lay the slider no. 5 over the strip no. 4. By the way, the fifth slider is a bit wider than the others. Glue slider no. 5 on the gluing area of slider no. 4. In the end, you will have created an empty "slider area" (see left image, yellow markings), on which you draw the second picture using the colored pencils (see right picture).
Aufbringen des 2. Bildes

Left: slider areas, yellow markings, right: second picture drawn with colored pencils.
  1. Write "magic card" and "pull" onto the paper flap of the slider that you just made created and pull it through the oval hole that you cut out of the base plate in the very beginning of this task.
  2. Now glue strip no. 1 onto the base plate (inscription: "1. Glue this surface onto the base plate.") and fold the second paper strip to the inside (Inscription: Fold this flap to the inside, do not glue!").
Verkleben der Laschen

First fold flap no. 1 to the inside and glue it onto the base plate; only fold the second paper flap and glue the two flaps of no. 3 onto flaps 1 and 2.
Lasche zum Ziehen

The paper flap with the inscription "pull"
  1. Finally, the two flaps of no. 3 are folded to the inside and glued onto the edges with the gluing flaps.
  2. Now you can play with your magical card: Pull on the flap with the inscription "pull" and the first picture will turn into another. In our example a swan becomes a sail boat swimming on the water.
 
Lasche zum Ziehen
Lasche zum Ziehen
Lasche zum Ziehen

In our sample magiccard, the swan becomes a sail boat.