Recycled wrapping paper and artwork make for great supplies for thank you cards. The shapes that you can collage them into are endless and can be used for a wide range of occasions. We used scrap pieces of Christmas wrapping paper and artwork to make thank you cards post Christmas gifts last year. We massed produced these and were even able to hand some out for other occasions as well. If you use more generic colours of wrapping paper, you can use the cards for multiple occasions.
- Wrapping paper
1- Cut your wrapping paper and artwork into random sized pieces. You may want to incorporate some rounded pieces and triangular shapes as well. If your child is at the cutting stage, they can be responsible for this step as well.
2- Trace outlines of shapes onto paper if needed. I traced the heart shapes on to our thank you cards as at the time, my kids weren’t able to free-hand a heart shape.
3- Offer glue and pieces of paper and have your child collage away.
4- Voila! Some beautiful cards that you’re going to be excited to mail!