The idea of addressing and sending out holiday cards can be daunting, but it's a little sweeter when you put the kids to work with some artistic help. Here are five cards that are easy to do and perfect for a family night project.
If you're not into cards, many of these ideas can be used to adorn basic brown or white paper for wrapping gifts or just kids art in general to keep them entertained through the holiday season. All these ideas are from Martha Stewart.com
1. Collage Cards: Kids love any chance to use glue and scissors. Coupled with making a silly looking family portrait they'll be in hog heaven. Give them a few magazines or possibly seasonal catalogs and let the fun begin!
2. Cookie Cutter Cards: It's time to put your cookie cutters to more use than just in the kitchen. Let kids trace around or inside the shapes and color them in.
3. Magnet Cards: Let kids doodle on magnet sheets and then affix them to a card with tape. The recipient can use them year after year!
4. Handkerchief Cards: Although they may seem old fashioned, handkerchiefs never go out of style. Have your kids personalize a few for family members and mail them off in a regular envelope!
5. Button Cards: These cards have a clean classic look that don't seem as kiddish as others, but when made with glue dots, they can be assembled by small fingers at a decent pace. Make examples for them ahead of time and they'll be all set to recreate them like a well oiled machine. That's why you have kids right? Holiday card slave labor?
(Images: Martha Stewart)