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Kids Activities – Christmas & New Year Handmade Cards

Our past few weekends activity was card making. I encourage Nehal to make simple cards for occasions like Teacher’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, friend’s birthdays, X’mas and New Year. Nothing fancy, just simple cards made from material usually available at home. I helped him and he insisted we use materials I use for embroidery work like sequins and beads. I forgot to take images of the prepared cards before they were sent out. I could take only the picture of the left over two cards you see below. :)

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X’mas and New Year cards

For activities like art and craft, we usually:
~ Always begin an art & craft activity only if we can spare a minimum of 2 hours at a stretch.
~ Use an old carpet of 5′ by 4′ size for all such activities. Spread newspapers on it, place our arts & crafts material box (I use diaper boxes to store), 2 small bowls of water and an old rag.
~ Snacks (that can eaten with a spoon), biscuits or cookies and drinking water. :)
~ Stock colored chart paper & crepe paper, glue, glitter, brushes, crayons, color pencils and water colors. They are useful for school projects and its saves me the time and effort in running to market.
~ Cut out cards of different sizes from the chart paper and keep these blank cards for later use.

Please do share more tips in the comments section. :)

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By • Jan 4th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes for Kids, Arts & Crafts, Card Making

5 Responses »

  1. Hai Sailu,
    Aditya is 6 yrs old and I also encourage him to make home made gifts for valentines day. This year , we are making book marks for the kids in his class. Keep posting your ideas too. Thank you

    Sree

  2. Hi Sailu garu,

    Wonderul Kid Zone here. The birthday party was excellent.

    I am not sure if I could give more tips on this but I living here in US collect some colorful fall leaves and make greetings out of them and send to my loved ones in India.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h0vV_oMGTts/SRe5fN3kdiI/AAAAAAAADPg/K6OFNkgzj1c/s1600-h/extras.jpg

    U can make nice bookmarks out of dried leaves and twigs. I love making stuff at home as it has a more personal touch to them.

    One important suggestion. I do my little bit for underprivileged children by associating with CRY (child rights and you). You have excellent creative skills. Just try making cards for CRY and give them a design and send it to them. (CRY.ORG) So next time you have a birthday party or ur sending seasonal cards, make cards which have normal daily life as the theme with children in it and add a CRY logo to it so more number of people get to know about such organizations. I said CRY because i know it. You can have any good organization you know. If it is Vizag – Shanti ashram or PAPA (Public and Police Association) home.
    You do so much- I thought you could also do your bit for people. I am sorry if I was way too intruding into ur activity.
    All the very best to you.
    JOSH

    Thank you, Josh. Really appreciate your inputs and you are in way intruding.

  3. Hi Sailu,

    we can also use our used toothbrush and water colours and just sprikle the water colours with your thumb t in whatever pattern you want it would look good.

  4. hi sailu,
    nice creative thoughts….i will surely try with my daughter..its the best we can do….quality time spending…..if i have any tips or come across them will surely shARE…

    THANKS
    Liz

  5. hey i wish you could make scrapbook designs!

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