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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 some fun! 

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 the card—see Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom and Gifts Kids Can Make for Dad.

The card projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to EASY.


  • 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 imagination soar!

    VERY EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • Kids' Four Patch Birthday Cards 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 artist!

    VERY EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • 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

  • 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!

    VERY EASY

  • 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. What fun!

    EASY

  • 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.

    VERY EASY

  • Simple Valentines - 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!

    VERY EASY

  • Easy (not just for) Mother's Day Cards 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.

    VERY EASY

  • 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?

    EASY

  • Kids' Pocket Mother's Day Cards Friday Fun - This craft project is a kid version of the grown-up Pocket 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.

    VERY EASY

  • 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.

    VERY EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • Simple Father's Day Cards Friday Fun - 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.

    VERY EASY

  • Kids' 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 greeting cards!

    VERY EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

  • 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.

    EASY

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Tip: Add heart pop-ups to any greeting card and decorate the pop-ups with rubber stamps. For the printable pop-up pattern, see the Pop-Up Card project.

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