5 Things Kids Can Make with Old Christmas Cards

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It always seems like such a shame to throw out old Christmas cards. Sometimes I cut out the message inside to keep in a scrapbook if it’s something especially personal and I keep the family pictures that are often sent with cards in the same scrapbook but often even the front of a card is pretty enough that I don’t want to just throw it away.

Last year, the kids and I made ornaments using old Christmas cards and they turned out so well that we gave them as gifts to many of our friends and family. I was looking for ideas of what we could do this year to use the pile of cards that is sure to come in and some of my blog friends were happy to share their ideas.

Here are 5 things kids can making using Christmas cards. These projects are also a good way to talk about reusing items that we might otherwise have thrown out.

Projects Kids can Make with Old Christmas Cards

Christmas Card Ornaments (The Chaos and The Clutter)
Christmas Card Gift Boxes (What’s Up Fagans?)
Handmade Vintage Diorama Ornaments (KC Edventures)
Recycled Cards Fine Motor Skills Tray (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Make a Holiday Collage (the Jenny Evolution)

What have you done with old greeting cards in the past? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Check out these Creative Christmas Posts from other Festive Family Bloggers:

5 Easy Christmas Crafts You Can Make from Bare Feet on the Dashboard

Christmas Art Projects for Kids from Handmade Kids Art

7 Simple Lego Gifts Your Kids Can Make from Lemon Lime Adventures

Simple Things to Put in Clear Plastic Ornaments from P is for Preschooler

Paper Winter Village from Planet Smarty Pants

Christmas Countdown with Wooden Blocks from Adventure in a Box

Pinecone Angels from Peace but not Quiet

Transitioning to a Make-Your-Own Christmas Tradition from Multicultural Kids Blog

Fine Motor Christmas Crafts, Activities and Games for Kids from Still Playing School

Healthy Holiday Baking from Gypsy Road

Bottle Cap Christmas Craft from Sugar Ants


  1. Thanks for featuring my Christmas card collage!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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