Maddie knew she wanted to go for a sea theme, so she chose a blue piece of paper to start with, with a rectangle hole. Since she isn't adept enough with scissors to cut a hole in the center of something, that was my job. I did so, after folding the paper in half to make the card shape and size.
While I did that. she drew her sea creatures, and we folded the paper (to double it, so we'd have two), and cut them out.