Kids usually love to spend their free time playing indoors or outdoors. However, you can also indulge them to take part in an arts and crafts activity. Making handmade cards can is a good option that your kids will definitely enjoy doing. Moreover, they can present these cards to their friends or family members. If you are confused about how to make them, then here are some unique ideas.
Card Ideas for Children
If your kid is good at drawing, then he can draw something on a card. Give him a 5x4 inches folded card. You can ask him to draw anything he likes on it such as flowers, a scenery, cartoon characters, etc. He can also draw something unique like geometrical designs, sketches, or anything that inspires him. Another creative idea is to draw 3-4 small drawings and then paste them creatively on the card. These small drawings can be bordered with colorful sketch pens to make the card look more attractive.
Select some old family photographs and choose your favorite one. Scan this photograph and print it on a greeting a card. Make sure to leave a little space on one side of the photograph. You can use this space to write a sweet message or draw some designs.
Why throw away old calendars? They have some beautiful images on each page. You can use either a wall or desktop calendar. Choose just one image and make it a part of your card. You can use ribbons and bows to decorate the empty space.
Take light green card paper and draw an outline of a Christmas tree on it and make a cutout. Now, take dark green card paper and cut out a Christmas tree that is smaller than the previous one. Then, stick the larger tree on the Christmas card and then glue the smaller tree over the large one. This will give a shadowy effect to the tree. Then, decorate it with glitter and sequin. Also, draw stars and bells in the empty space and fill them with more glitter. Write a cute Christmas message to finish it off.
If you are planning a birthday party for your child, then it's a good idea to make handmade invitations. Your kid will love distributing the invites to his friends. You can ask him to draw a few balloons and write a small invitation note. Leave an empty space for writing the name of the person to be invited. Make as many cards as the number of guests invited. You can add details like cakes, snowmen, candles, and the like.
The best part is that handmade cards don't require expensive items to make them from. You can experiment with different colors and textures of card papers to make the cards more attractive. These craft exercises will help them to explore their creativity.