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Making Cards with Toddler Art

 Posted by on November 23, 2012
Nov 232012
 

Do you have a child who loves to color? What do you do with all of the beautiful coloring pages? Turn the beautiful artwork into cards – Christmas cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, etc. Making cards with toddler art is a wonderful way to use your child’s coloring pages and personalize a handmade card.

Making Cards with Toddler Art

Here are some of Aiden’s coloring pages.

Aiden’s artwork {age 2}

I wanted to share his art with our family, but I didn’t just want to mail the coloring pages to them.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate his art into our Christmas cards!

I let Aiden color on several pages of cardstock – all different colors.  {We did this over several days – I’m not a mean mama who made him slave away in one sitting…}

Then, I cut out shapes with my Silhouette Cameo. {Super fun toy, but you can cut the cards by hand, use paper punches, or craft scissors.}

For some of the cards, I simply added a star to the inside of the card – a small touch of Aiden.

I also made a few using his coloring page as the main background.  I cut out different shapes and stamped “Merry Christmas” on the outside.  I added some glitter for sparkly fun.

A nice message and bible verse is on the inside (and a few more cut out stars colored by Aiden).

I added one more picture on the back, a little stamp, and note saying the artwork was by Aiden.

I hope everyone likes their cards! {I think I’ll save one for myself.}

Don’t limit yourself to just coloring pages either. You can use any of your child’s artwork. I love to fold one of my son’s paintings in half and write a message inside. Super easy and super special! Try one of my favorite ways to paint with kids for an interesting piece of art perfect for a homemade card.

Are you as excited about Christmas crafts as I am?

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  7 Responses to “Making Cards with Toddler Art”

  1. Love this idea! I think the kids will have at some cardstock with markers & crayons tomorrow!

  2. This is so sweet. What a creative and unique idea and such a great way to share some art!

  3. Oh you must save one for yourself, they’re gorgeous!

  4. What a wonderful way to share your children’s artwork!

    I would love for you to link this up to the Holiday Hop of Goodies on my site. http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2012/11/holiday-hop-of-goodies-introducing-our.html
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  5. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots! I am featuring your post this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/2012/12/a-round-up-of-christmas-cards-displays.html Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Off to pin now! Thanks again!!

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