Fun Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards
What can you do with greeting cards you receive for birthdays, holidays and special events? Here are a few ways you can reuse all those special cards in crafts and activities.
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We often receive beautiful cards in the mail and want to enjoy them for a long time. In order to get the most benefit out of the cards and their messages it's helpful to recycle them into something practical like a gift tag, or meaningful like kids art, or decorative like ornaments.
These ideas from family bloggers will give you just the inspiration you need to make something wonderful from those treasured cards.
Art and craft projects for kids
Cut flower images from cards to make a summer garden.
Create winter scenes with trees and cotton fluff snow.
Paper chains are fun to make with long strips cut from cards. / Creative Family Fun
Sewing cards are a great fine motor activity for kids. / Childhood 101
Creative Christmas cards can be designed with pieces of old cards. / Rainy Day Mum
Thank You cards are fun for kids to make and decorate. / Red Ted Art
Garland is easy to make with shapes cut from cards. / Learning 4 Kids
Make puzzles while practicing scissor skills. / Little Bins for Little Hands
Build love bug critters with cardboard from cards. / Red Ted Art
Make a gift box out of a Christmas card. / What's Up Fagans
Christmas ornaments are fun to make. / There's Just One Mommy
Recycle old cards into amazing new ones. / Kitchen Counter Chronicle
A gift tag can be cut out in the shape of a sweater. / What's Up Fagans
Family photos can be put in a re-designed photo frame. / What's Up Fagans
Make a pull-string party cracker with old cards. / Ruffles and Rain Boots
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