Who wouldnt love to receive a hand made card in the mail just for fun? Thoughtful handmade cards are the best. The children can be creative, unique and have some fun putting their own ideas together. I laid out a bunch of supplies they could choose from and let them begin.
Items we used:
- Scrapbook Paper
- Construction Paper
Again, I didn’t have to buy anything for this activity since we had it all on hand 😀
The children worked on their cards for almost 2 hours, of course we had to throw in a snack break 😉 They put a lot of thought and work into them.
Canna wanted to make one for her Grandma Carole that was on vacation in Mexico.
Landon made one for his Grandma Joanne in Utah.
Not sure why I got the evil eye, but Linzey made one for her friend Autumn.
I know when people write me a letters or make me a cards it means a lot because it came from their heart.
That brings me to a question, do you make your own cards or buy them at the store?
This post is part our Summer Fun Activities on a Budget for Kids series. See more of these fun ideas and posts here.
Comments & Reviews
Love your crafty kids! For cards, I buy some (but only at Dollar Tree), make some with die cuts and stickers or -my fave- I order them online adding personal touches like photos and names. Free offers and great deals are available all the time from the various companies that print.
Your kids are ahh-dorable! Love the evil eye…I get that a lot here too! 🙂 We make our own cards. I use the Michaels/Joanns coupons at Michaels and get their card stock with envelop pack (qty25) on sale all the time and then we use those for my 4 year old daughter to decorate. I like that I don’t have to search for an envelop to fit and everyone appreciates her work. When we have a lot of thank you’s to send, it can be a “chore” to have her do so many at a time, so I space them out otherwise I take a large white sheet of paper (or sticker paper) have her color over the whole thing and then I make stickers out of that paper with punches or just smaller cuts and then she sticks them into the card. This was its homemade, but she didn’t have to color on each and every one. Love this series too!