Cards are a nice gesture. Handmade cards are an extension of the heart. That’s why it’s our family tradition to make homemade birthday cards. When making our cards, I like to inspire my children with different techniques. Then, when they are creating on their own, they will use the techniques to make something totally unique.
Construction paper or card stock,
Glitter Glue from CraftProjectIdeas.com
This homemade birthday card is simple:
Fold your paper or card stock in half to make your card base. Have your children cut scrapbooking paper into a large rectangle for a birthday cake and small strips for candles. Glue down your pieces to make a birthday cake. Have your children “frost” the cake and “light” the candles with glitter glue. Finally, use stencils or just write your birthday message.
Once I showed my 5-yr-old daughter this technique she came up with her own designs for the inside of her card.
I loved making these cards with my children because they weren’t just meaningless crafts that you want to throw away right after they’re done. Not only was I excited to hang them up, but it also created an opportunity to talk about expressing our love for others and being generous.
Making lots of handmade birthday cards also makes remembering birthdays a breeze. We can do a few month’s worth of cards in advance and have them addressed and ready to go. We simply put them in a special drawer with some of our best crafts that we send to people on their birthday.
We like to scrapbook and make cards.
Sara Ella says
We just made scrapbook cards for Mother’s Day. I think homemade gifts and Cards are more special and memorable than store bought ones.
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Alvina Castro says
paint or outdoor crafts
We like to play with paint or crayons on the art easel, and they’ll glue just about anything 😉
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Stephanie from Minnesota From Scratch says
More than anything, my daughter enjoys painting. We paint pictures, flower pots, rocks and anything else we can find.
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
What cute cards! I love that you did them together and the glitter glue adds some fun sparkle! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
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We like to paint and color.
We make many things from homemade cards to sun art to melted crayons.
We love to do theme related crafts
Racquel S says
The kids love to paint, make cards and glue stuff on paper!
we like to make paper bag puppets
Brandy Fisk says
I like to do learning crafts with themes that interest the kids!
My daughter loves making anything that includes glitter, and my middle son is a big fan of projects that he can paint. 🙂
MaryBeth Isaac says
I like to make cards with my youngest daughter. She also loves stamping
Marti Booker says
I’m like the least crafty mom around, but I love to do pasting and gluing projects with my boys– pasting different shapes of cut-up paper onto other papers to make pictures of new and interesting things. Simple for me and fun for them.
This would be great for us. I craft with my grandchildren and they would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!
Super cute! I love sending the grandparents handmade art inside their letters. What a great idea for upcoming birthdays.
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Eilidh MacRae says
Great tutorial for kids cards, will certainly be trying this out!
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Dimpi Martin says
I love your post, I also try to teach my daughter how to craft handmade cards to bond and have fun doing it too. We Made Handmade Baby Cards Together 🙂
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Heather C says
These are lovely cards! The only thing I would like to clarify is that no crafting is “meaningless” All expressions of art are important, and young children often scribble as they are learning to write and draw. It is an important process of learning for them. So even when they are scribbling or making things that you like are meaningless, it is really quite the opposite. And it’s okay, it’s not worthless or a waste of time.
This was awesome, I’m sure my children will love this ideas, it was totally lots of fun to make. thanks for sharing it by the way. 🙂
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I love it !! That was really lovely and very creative as well. I’m sure kids will really love to do this.
Thanks for sharing anyway 🙂
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Very interesting post you have. I love the ideas, especially involving kids with it. thank you for sharing and more power to your site .
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I really enjoy your post. The card is really cute and looks fun to make with the kids . thanks and keep on sharing 🙂
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