Once the holidays have come and gone, the last remembrance of the holiday may be all of those holiday cards that you received. It can seem easy to toss them into the recycling bin or stash them away in a drawer. However, upcycling holiday cards into something new and fun is always a good idea. One of the best ways that I have found to upcycle holiday cards is by using them to make jigsaw puzzle thank you cards to send to friends and family. Your child's friends, cousins and other recipients will love receiving a thank you card puzzle. This super-simple craft will keep your children entertained for an afternoon during winter break, read on to learn how.
What You Need
- holiday cards
Step 1: Gather Your Holiday Cards
Send your children off to collect all of the greeting cards from your home.
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.
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.
Step 4: Make a Puzzle
Using a pencil, draw a jigsaw puzzle design over the thank you note.
Step 5: Cut the Puzzle Out
Let your child cut out each of the puzzle pieces.
Step 6: Send the Puzzle to Someone Special
Place all of the puzzle pieces inside a leftover envelope and mail it off.
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.