For special occasions like the grandparents' birthdays or Teacher's Day, I try to let the kids make a card or write a note so that there is some heartfelt sincerity within. It can be something very, very simple and straightforward, but rather than using templates or printing all the wordings, I prefer to do it ourselves and turn it into a fun-filled craft session.
We were invited to a friend's child's birthday party last week and even though the girls have only met her a couple of times, she was so sweet to present them with handmade beaded bracelets during Asher's full month party. So, I wanted to let the girls make her feel special in return and we decided to make birthday cards to present to her on her special day.
I remember that last year at my dad's birthday, Angel came up and told me "Mummy, I want to make a pop-up card. Can you teach me?" So, I ended doing one for her but didn't teach her how to make it because it was too complicated. This time round, I decided to teach her how to make the easiest DIY pop-up card ever so she can make on her own next time.
1) Pattern paper (I used scrapbooking paper)
2) White cardstock paper (I used matt photo paper)
6) Markers and colour pencils
7) Glue and double sided tape (not in picture)
8) Decorative stickers
Push the slits in the opposite direction and fold neatly so that they will pop up and form box shapes like above.
Now, why don't you let your child have a go at making this easy DIY pop-up card too?