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Greeting Cards Kids Can Make
Card making allows kids to show their creative flair
while having crafting fun! All these cards are easy and use basic
materials. They range from simple print, fold and cut cards to pop-up
cards, from birthday cards to Christmas cards. Pick a craft and have
Whatever the occasion, you are bound to find the
perfect card making craft in one of the projects listed below. Crafts marked with
Friday Fun are great for
family, classroom or group craft time.
Related crafts: Make a gift for Mom or Dad that goes with
Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom
Gifts Kids Can Make for Dad.
The card projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to
Shaped Cards for Christmas -
Make simple and fun
holiday cards in the shape of
a pine tree, Santa, or an angel. These cards are easy enough for younger children and
people with special needs to make.
While the cards are very simple to make, they are easily enhanced with
glitter, cotton balls, sequins, and other creative touches. Let your
Christmas Pop-Up Cards - In this project, you will learn how to make a Christmas pop-up
card with a Christmas tree pop-up inside. The project includes
printable patterns for cards in two styles—one being fun and easy
for children and the other being stylish and elegant for adults.
Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards
- Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash that feature a stenciled
Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two stencil templates
on the included printable pattern to cut a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.
Thanksgiving Pop-Up Cards
Use printable patterns to make a greeting card for Thanksgiving with a
turkey pop-up inside. The
project includes black & white and colored patterns for two
Thanksgiving card designs.
Kids' Four Patch Birthday
Friday Fun - See how
easy it is for kids to make birthday cards from simple materials.
These cards feature fancy paper that the kids make, and are finished
off with a hand drawn cartoon stick figure and a message balloon.
Every card is unique and showcases the creative ideas of the child
Birthday and Party Pop-Up Cards - Learn how to make a pop-up card
with a simple balloon pop-up inside. Just cut a chain of balloons
and glue it inside the card to make a pop-up that springs outs when
the card is opened! The cards offered in this project are birthday
cards and party invitations.
Pop-Up Card - Learn how to make a
special Valentine's Day card with a pop-up inside. When the card is
opened, a heart will spring out! This simple pop-up is easy enough
for children to make and offers enough flexibility for the the
creativity of teen and adult crafters. These pop-ups can also be
added to any handmade or commercial card.
Easy Valentine Cards
Friday Fun - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still
want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on
hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue.
Great for kids!
Valentine with Pop-Up -
Make a special Valentine's Day card with a pop-up inside. Have you ever
made paper doll chains?
Using that idea, you'll cut a chain of hearts and glue it inside the
Valentine's Day card to make a pop-up that springs outs when the card is opened.
Heart Shaped Cards - Make simple and fun Valentine cards in
the shape of a heart or with a heart-shaped top. Most of the cards have a circus theme and one is especially
designed for giving to your sweetheart.
- This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are
simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from
printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either 6 or 9
Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to
make these Valentines!
(not just for) Mother's
Friday Fun -
Mom will love these pretty cards with simple
paper cutouts that spell out "M-O-M." Use whatever crafty things you
have on hand to add your special creative touch.
Mother's Day Pop-Up Card - Pop goes the weasel—and so does this easy
pop-up card! Everyone from little crafters to teens and adults will
enjoy making this card. You can also add pop-up hearts to commercial
cards. What will you write on your pop-up heart?
Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards
Friday Fun -
This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up
Greeting Cards Tutorial. These fun and unique cards for
Mother's Day feature a pocket on the front that the kids can fill
with little gifts for Mom.
Fun Shaped Cards - Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how
to make chick, bunny, and flower-shaped cards with a simple card craft
project that will set your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy
enough for younger kids and crafters with special needs.
Easter Chick Cards
Friday Fun - See how easy it is to
make an Easter card by tracing your child's hands. This is a fun project
for kids of all ages. Even toddlers will enjoy this project since
cutouts of their traced hands are used for the wings.
Simple Father's Day Cards
- Don’t yell it, spell it! Handmade cards for Dad that spell out
“D-A-D” are an easy Father’s Day craft project with results that Dad
will cherish. Kids will have fun making these simple paper cutout
cards and giving them as gifts, and Dad will appreciate the love and
effort put into them.
Serendipity Squares Father's Day Cards
Friday Fun - This
craft project is a kid version of the grown-up
Serendipity Square Cards tutorial. Like in the
adult version, scraps of paper are used to make colorful serendipity
squares that can be combined in many ways to make one-of-a-kind
Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards
Friday Fun - In this
project, kids make a house spook from black construction paper with
an opening to peer inside at the ghostly residents. This craft
project is a kid version of the grown-up
Dangler Cards with jack-o'-lantern danglers for
Halloween Pop-Up Cards - Give your friends or family members a little
fright with these easy to make Halloween pop-up cards! In
practically no time you can make a special Halloween card with a
jack-o'-lantern pop-up inside.
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