One of the best way to get kids to show their gratitude and love for family members is to make home made greeting cards and gifts. Today I have examples of 50 Greeting Card Ideas for toddlers to make. I hope these inspire you and your child.
My son loves making thank you notes and greeting cards for everyone who visit us or give us gifts. We often make birthday cards and show up with decorations for them too. When my son was a little baby, I would make those cards for him and stamp his hand print on it. As he grew older, I would let him scribble whatever he liked. As he grew he learnt to cut, fold or make more sensible pictures. Our family loved his gifts and would appreciate the effort he put into those items. They would often show those off in their home or collect them as memories. Watching her brother, my toddler makes her own cards and gifts now. She is only two so much of those aren’t really great but she is so cute when she gives them off.
Making cards with kids isn’t difficult. It just takes a little bit of imagination. We often plan an idea but sometimes when we sit down to make a card, our minds are blanks. We just let our imaginations run with what we think the recipient would like. We have created hugs with handprints to keys to our hearts. We love cakes for birthdays but I think my son has gotten weary of them now. Here are a few things that can help you when making cards with kids:
- Collect all your material before hand. Kids don’t have patience and they may get excited while you are working. It always helps to have everything in one place. So you can be attentive at the time.
- Don’t work when you have distractions. Our 3-5pm slot is one time when my kids are often restless. I have found that if I am going to get up for a phone call or to feed the baby then it will be very difficult. We now work when the baby is asleep and with the phone switched off.
- Don’t work when they are tired or hungry.
- Explain to them what you are doing. Even toddlers understand little steps. I always break things into 3 steps for our toddlers. It works so well with everything that we do.
That said, go ahead and enjoy crafting and creating cards with your little one. I asked a few of my blogging buddies to share some ideas that they have tried with their kids. I have also scoured the net looking for fun greeting cards kids can make.
50 Greeting Card Ideas for Kids
1. I love this Finger Print Card for Father’s day.
2. For a Ninja Turtle fan try this foot print card
3. Another simple finger print idea to make a string of lights.
4. Fun idea when you don’t want kids to touch the paint.
6. A simple card made from Patterned Paper
7. This is made by Toddler too!
8. Here is something that is enticing literacy.
9. Love love this A star for a dad made using foil.
10. A truck of love made with love.
11. Home made thank you notes using the gift wraps they came in.
13. These adorable cards made with kids handprints with pictures of the children.
15. Give a hug with this fun card.
16. Using cup cake liners.
17. Cards for pre-schoolers using cupcake liners and fresh flowers.
18. I love these photo prints Thank you cards made by preschoolers and toddlers.
19. This fun card made by a 2 year old.
20. For Minion lovers using finger prints.
30. Cards for Lego lovers.
31. DIY Photo cards
32. Home made Thank you cards
33. Using Dollar store supplies.
34. Rainbow cards.
35. Polka dots
36. Children’s art cards
37. For weddings, try this fun card.
38. Puffy paint card and how to make the puffy paint too.
39. Photo Cards kids will love.
41. Piecing paper together to make these
42. Tea cup cards made from egg cartons to invite for tea.
43. Button craft greeting cards.
44. Paint with tooth brushes for a card.
45. Use old calendars and stick coloured paper inside for simple cards.
46. Make photo invitations for any occasions.
47. Creative super simple ideas here
48. Lots of ideas here for homemade cards by kids.
49. Turtle themed cupcake liner card. It is so simple and fun!
50. A very hands on art and craft project thrown together card. Kids will love this.
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