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Snail Mail: Stenciled Greeting Cards

by Aubrey on December 5, 2012

It’s time for another snail mail craft.  This time of year is perfect too-the kids can do a little crafting, and send a Holiday greeting in one.  A Christmas card made by them can totally pass as a gift too :).  I kept it simple with this one, catch me after the jump for all the details!

You know when you have a great idea, and you think your kids are going to love doing it exactly the way you envisioned….and then they do it their own way.  The picture above was my idea…

and this is how my girls did it… I thought the scribbled look was going to be so fun and different for them to do, but they didn’t think it looked very good. :-)

How it is done isn’t the important part, it’s letting them use their creativity – so resist the urge to make them do it your way, and they might just surprise you with what they come up with.  Just hand them the supplies and walk away!

Supplies need:

  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • crayons
  • tape
  • card stock
First trace the cookie cutters onto the card stock.
Then let them cut the shapes out.
Then trace or scribble around the shape.
I found it easiest to tape the shape onto the card so that it wouldn’t move around.
They can either write in or decorate the shapes on their card.
My 6 year old was able to trace, cut, and make her card all on her own, but I assisted my 3 year 0ld on the cutting.  My 3 year old was so sweet and humored me in doing a scribble bell, but she changed her mind about it after she saw her sisters.
Either way it is done, I’m sure the recipient will love to get it in the mail!


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