Soon I was thinking: "Why not try to make 1 or 2 Xmas cards out of packaging materials?" and then I made another and another and before I knew it, I had lots of ideas and cards and was thinking of sharing this fun activity with kids.
So this is one of my ideas:
I started cutting triangle shapes out of the Baked Beans Heinz packaging, Peppermint tea packaging and perfume packaging ( any white packaging that i could find around the house)
Then I used a coloured tab divider that I had and cut a rectangular shape for the background and stuck it to a blank greeting card.
Then I bought some foam squares to raise the triangle shapes. I also bought 1 meter of nice ribbon where it said"Merry Christmas" on it, glued the little stars and a little golden ribbon and star for the tree to make a nice finish and voila!
- Foam Squares
- Little colourful stars
- 1 meter of a "Merry Christmas" Ribbon that you can buy in any Crafts shop (Inspiring ideas Shop in this case)
- Food Packagings
- 1 star and a golden ribbon but you can cut a Star or a snow flake design out of a magazine or advertising that comes through your letter box and it will do nicely.
- Colourful Tab divider
I will be doing a Christmas card making Workshop for kids ( 9 to 12 years old) in:
- Hunstown Community Center - Wednesday 11th of Dec - from 4 to 5:30 pm
- Mountview Youth and Community Center - Friday 13th of Dec- from 5 to 6 pm.
- Hunstown Community Center - Wednesday 19th of Dec - from 4 to 5:00 pm
- Mountview Youth and Community Center - Friday 20th of Dec- from 5 to 6 pm.
Laura A Speedwing