Crafting with old birthday cards!

It had recently been my birthday, and I was about to recycle some birthday cards. But it struck me that some of the designs were really pretty and it seemed a shame to put them straight out. So I thought I would do a craft activity with my preschooler to make use of the lovely cards.

My initial idea was to make some new birthday cards with the pictures from the old ones and this is what I suggested to my preschooler. But he was having none of it, and wanted to make pictures instead…so that’s what we did (though I would still like to try the card idea!). I have to say, it was quite fun and I enjoyed making my picture. A lot of effort went into procuring the cake for my son’s picture, and I think that tired out his scissor hand…so we improvised and ended up drawing the rest of the picture. Good fun, and great to use the cards before they got thrown out!


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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