The kids and I love Card Making. As I have a rather pragmatic streak, I find that making cards for relatives and friends is a great way to have a creative session with the children AND to have a good “use” for the resulting craft. We do keep a lot of artwork, but we can’t keep everything. So this is a great way to make someone smile, as well as getting crafty! We usually have to make at least one extra card to keep for us! And Red Ted usually insists on posting it to himself too! Luckily he gets a lot of “regular” mail from Granny too!
So.. the benefits of having a card making session:
- a chance to get crafty,
- a chance to practice our writing,
- a trip to the postbox (you can talk about the value of stamps too) AND
- we make someone happy
Such a great activity, especially during the long holidays, when the kids miss their friends!
Here is an eclectic mix of card making ideas for you!
You will find, that as the list progresses you will see that the cards get simpler and simpler. The list is in “reverse chronological order”. We first started card making when Red Ted was little over 2yrs old – i.e. card Nr 20 is one of the first cards that Red Ted and I made.
You can make your cards easier or simple adampting to your child’s age.
I think our favourites have been the Sunflower Cards, the Potato Print City Scape and the Robot cards! But why not see for yourself?
Which is your favourite?
3. Valentines/ Mother’s Day Card
7. Sunflower Fingerprint Cards
10. Robot Cards
12. Valentines Cards
13. Thank You Cards (from Wrapping Paper)
15. Santa Stars
16. Pirate Cards
17. Monster Cards
18. Easy Teddy Card
19. Kids Art
20. Pop Up Card
and finally… How To Make a Simple Paper Envelope (no gluing or cutting!)
Make someone smile.
Send your Homemade Greeting Card!!