Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thoughtful Homemade Gift for Kids: Card Making Kit

A card making kit makes a great homemade gift for kids, especially young girls.  To start you need a container to house your kit in and I like the desktop 3 drawer organizers like you see pictured above.  The small ones work well, it does not need to be large enough to hold full sheets of paper. Then you need blank cards, you can buy these with envelopes in most craft stores or you can make your own with folded paper.  After that, have fun filling with lots of goodies that will allow a young person to create their own cards for any occassion.  Here is a list of things you can put in your kit:

  • Cool Pens
  • Small pieces of colored paper
  • Stencils
  • Adhesive
  • Fancy scissors
  • Stickers
  • Fronts of old greeting cards 
  • Ribbons and yarn- take a popsicle stick and wind a small amount of yarn on it for the kids- less to get tangled!
  • Scrapbook accessories or other things to glue on cards like buttons
  • You could take the time to cut out some images out for them from magazines or old calendars

Include a sample card to the child using the supplies in the kit.

If you are a crafter or scrapbooker and have extra supplies on hand, this could be a very cheap gift to put together.  Remember kids don't need all the fancy things you will see in the craft stores for this, take a trip to your local dollar store and be creative while saving lots of money

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