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What You Need

  • holiday cards
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • markers
  • envelope

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Step 1: Gather Your Holiday Cards

Send your children off to collect all of the greeting cards from your home.

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Step 2: Remove the Cover

Use scissors to cut the front of the card away from the back. Then, cut out around the main graphic on the front of the card.

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Step 3: Write a Message

Ask your child to write a thank you note on the back of the front piece of the holiday card.


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Step 4: Make a Puzzle

Using a pencil, draw a jigsaw puzzle design over the thank you note.

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Step 5: Cut the Puzzle Out

Let your child cut out each of the puzzle pieces.

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Step 6: Send the Puzzle to Someone Special
Place all of the puzzle pieces inside a leftover envelope and mail it off.

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Step 7: Wait for the Response

Your friends and family will be calling to say how cute the puzzle thank you card was and how much they enjoyed putting it together.