We ended up raising over $100 just from making and selling the cards.
- A4 coloured craft card (cut each sheet in half to make two cards)
- Old "kindy" (preschool) paintings/prints - ones with large areas of colour
- Gold and silver crepe paper
- Shiny red paper (e.g. old wrapping paper)
- Glue sticks (one each)
- Glitter, sequins, tinsel for decorating
- Cookie cutters (or similar) for tracing shapes (heart, star, tree)
- Snap-lock bags for keeping cut-out shapes sorted
HOW TO MAKE....
To make lots of cards at once, spend some time before you start glueing, cutting out the shapes. Keep the shapes sorted and easily accessible in snap-lock bags. Then "assembly" is very quick. Paste the basic shells together yourself (if your kids are young like mine were) and give to them to decorate. Hint: Draw the shapes on the back of the artwork, then when you cut them out you will have no pencil lines.
Glue a rectangle of silver crepe paper onto the card, positioned roughly in the centre.
Add a star cut from the "kindy" art.
Kids decorate each one to their taste with glitter and spangles.
The Snowman Card
~ Silver Crepe Paper - background
~ Blue-ish coloured "kindy art" - cut another rectangle out of this, slightly smaller than the silver one
~ 3 ovals cut from white paper (1 small & round = head, i middle sized = belly, 1 larger = bottom half)
~ Scarf: cut from red felt or other fabric (roughly u-shaped, one tail longer than the other)
~ Top hat: shape cut from black card or paper
Glue a rectangle of silver crepe paper onto the card, positioned roughly in the centre, then a second rectangle of blue-toned kindy art.
Add the three white ovals, bottom first, middle second, then scarf, then head. Finish with the black hat.
And here's our slideshow about how our whole project went, (in case you think you'd like to do something like this with your kids too)