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! (If you are specifically looking for some Valentines Day Cards for Kids, we have a whole page dedicated to those! Do browse them 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?
Note – We will regularly add new Homemade Cards for Kids to make! So do check back for more!
Spring and Easter Cards for Kids to Make
Cutest little Cotton Wool Bunny Cards for Toddlers
Super simple pop up Pop Up Card
Adorable Chick & Egg Woven Cards (with free printable)
We also have the cutest little BUNNY in Woven Basket Card Version
Birthday Cards for Kids to Make
Christmas Cards for Kids to Make
Many of the Christmas Cards would also make great Thank You Cards for kids to make in the New Year!
Thank You Cards (from Wrapping Paper)
And Christmas Card DIYs for older kids –
(More advanced) Quilled Merry Christmas Cardsx
Adorable little Pop Up Cards for Halloween (complete with printable joke list)
Love Cards and Mother’s Day Cards for Kids
Valentines/ Mother’s Day Card
We also adore this super cute POP UP Dress Card! Just darling!
General Card Making Ideas for all occassions
7. Sunflower Fingerprint Cards
Cutest little Origami Penguins – these double up nicely as Greeting Cards or Thank You notes
and finally… How To Make a Simple Paper Envelope (no gluing or cutting!)
Make someone smile.
Send your Homemade Greeting Card!!
We also have an AMAZING set of Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards for Kids to make – these can be made for Valentine’s or someone special’s Birthday!
If you are looking JUST for Christmas Cards for Kids to Make, check these out: