Indoor Crafts for Kids


Creative Cards

You'll enjoy making these greeting cards, but you'll feel even more satisfaction sending them to your friends and family. And they make great displays because they stand up on their own!

What You'll Need:

  • Empty cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Old greeting card
  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Solid-color and coordinating patterned gift wrap that fits the theme of the occasion
  • Glue
  • Scrap paper
  • Markers
  • Glitter glue
  • Ink pads
  • Rubber stamps

Step 1: Cut and unfold an empty cereal box.

Step 2: Open the greeting card and lay it flat on a piece of white paper. Trace around the greeting card, and cut out the shape.

Step 3: Use the tracing as a pattern to cut out one piece each of the cereal box cardboard and the solid-color gift wrap.

Step 4: Fold the cardboard in half, with the printed side on the outside. Glue the solid-color gift wrap to the printed side of the cardboard.

Step 5: Practice writing out the message for the front and the inside on a scrap of paper. Using markers, copy your message onto the front of the card.

Step 6: Fold the white paper in half. Then write the inside message on the inside of the white paper. Glue the white paper to the gray side of the cardboard.

Step 7: Cut out big and small pictures from the patterned gift wrap. Glue them on the front and the inside of the card. Finish decorating the card with glitter glue and rubber stamps and ink pads.

Now admire your handiwork -- then give it away!

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