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Kids Get Crafty: Recycled Christmas (or Birthday) Thank Yous

| December 27, 2010 | 26 Comments

This is a cheeky EXTRA Kids Craft this week. The “proper one” comes on Wednesday, but I just wanted to share these very quick and easy recycled Christmas Thank You Cards. 10 took us around 15min to make and are a great way for young children who cannot write to learn about “saying thank you”, as well as little recycling! These would also work super well for “Birthday Thank Yous”…. just use birthday wrapping paper.

Thank You Cards for Kids

Needless to say, they are there to inspire, make them how you wish!

Materials card: wrapping paper, glitter & glue, card

Materials envelopes: wrapping paper, sello tape

  1. Out of the card stock, cut the card into small “card sizes” (we made ours around A6 if not a little smaller) – we hard card left over from our Christmas cards
  2. Out of the wrapping paper, cut out rectangles for “presents”
  3. Red Ted glued these on
  4. I added glue for “Ribbon & Bow” and let Red Ted sprinkle on the glitter. Older children could do this themselves

Needles  to say , you could use glitter glue or real ribbon scraps. You could also use the Christmas Cards you received to make the basic card stock… Red Ted LOVED sprinkling the glitter.

Another idea, is to reuse the gift tags you received – gluing these onto a  card directly. E.g. we had this lovely little santa who would make a great card!

As to the envelopes. I made some simple envelopes out of bigger pieces of wrapping paper, by sello taping the sides down. If you want a “cooler” no stick envelope, try this one. The envelope labels are also wrapping paper: just the reverse!

Hope you Get Recycling. Get Crafty and saying Thank You!

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  1. Kerry says:

    Brilliant I love these and they look really effective Baba would love making these. xxx

  2. Jessica says:

    So clever!! Love it! I was trying to think of a good way for my 2 year old to help with the thank you cards – you saved the day!

  3. Good idea again! Thanks Maggy!

  4. Jude says:

    I like this idea – we need to do some thank you cards, and these look quite easy to do. Shall have a go tommorrow!

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Thanks Jess, Chris & Jude! Much appreciate your comments and hope you have fun making some. Ours went in the post today!

  6. I needed a craft for JDaniel to do for Read.Explore.Learn. Looks like I will be linking back to you on Friday.

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah thank you! Glad to have inspired ;-)

    Hope you have fun making yours! Ours went in the post today.

    Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    Maggy

  8. polwig says:

    Great idea, this way you can recycle the paper and make the giver aware you know what gift you got from them, plus great kid fun.

  9. TheMadHouse says:

    I love these. We are going to be recyling the chritmas cards to make thankyou cards

  10. These are great. I also cut them for gift tags for next Christmas!

  11. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing & linking this to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer

  12. B says:

    Love this project! Definitely doing this next year!

  13. would love to try this next year with my kids! would lvoe for you to link up at our crafty saturday party! ^^)

  14. wow! I won’t be throwing any cards from now on! thanks for linking up at Crafty Saturday at TSWL! happy new year!

  15. anna says:

    Brilliant – what a great way to recycle christmas stuff. And I love the look of crafty determination on your little one’s face too!

  16. Amie Irwin says:

    These are adorable! What a great way to upcycle and get the kids involved! Hope you will share with my Pink HIppo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-hippo-party-10.html

  17. Carrie says:

    What a great habit to get the kids into! Thanks for sharing :D

  18. Annette W says:

    What a great idea! Such fun!

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