With teacher appreciation week, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and Father’s Day coming up it seems like we are in need of a card every other week! I decided we should make our own cards to give! It is a super simple craft and makes a real personal touch when sending someone a card!
All you need is paint, paintbrush (or hands), paper, and card stock. Painting Hack: I always lay down a Dollar Store table cloth so the mess is easy to clean up! I used colored construction paper to paint on. I put a few dots of different color paint on the paper then let Millie brush away. We made one with pinks and purples and one with greens a blues. You can do any colors you want! It is endless.
Once the paint dries all we did was cut out designs. I did hearts for Teacher Appreciation and Mother’s Day, and stars for our Uncle and for Father’s Day! Cut out whatever shape, Letter, or design you want and glue it onto the card stock that is folded in half like a card. I did all of ours where it opens like a book, but you could do it opening bottom to top too!
After the glue dried we wrote our notes on the inside. Simple as that. Millie had a blast making it and I know her teachers and our family will love the personal touch of her art work!
15 thoughts on “Handmade Cards”
this is such a cute idea!! I’ll use this for some upcoming birthday cards 🙂
cards – especially homemade – are the best because it comes from the heart!
These are so cute! I used to make hands made cards but I’ve never used this method!
These are so cute! I can’t wait to have the little school kids try this out for fathers day!
These are adorable! I don’t have children but would love to do this activity with a group of friends! Make cards, sip wine, get our creativity on! Perfect! Thank you for sharing.
These are super adorable and can work with any and all holidays (just change the cutout!)
Exactly!! Holiday theme colors! Different cut outs!
These are so cute! I am going to do this for the next birthday.
So easy to make yet so personal, thanks for sharing! 🙂
Love this! I work at a day care, this is perfect!
Perfect for any holiday!!
Love this idea it’s so cute! My dads birthday is coming up soon I may get creative! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m definitely going to add this to my Pinterest. I’m always looking for cool new crafts to do with my kiddo.
Yes! Please do! So simple and everyone thinks the cards are so special!
Beautiful craft! Thanks for sharing this great idea! Will definitely make something nice like this on my son’s birthday!