Creating Christmas cards doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. It is possible to make cards in a simple and ecological way!
And here are some Christmas cards made from construction paper, paint, newspaper, an old Christmas card, a cardboard box, raffia, and buttons!
We are going to make Christmas cards recycling and reusing materials that we can find around the house. During next week, take a box and throw in anything that can be useful: paper scraps, fabric scraps, food packaging, envelopes, calendars, old Christmas cards, advertisement leaflets, magazines, newspapers and so on. Be creative!
What to use for the card part of the card:
- Paper supermarket bags
- Used file folders
- Thin boxes (such as cereal boxes, some mailing boxes, thick envelopes)
- Construction paper
What to use to decorate the card:
Look around your house and you will find some useful materials hiding in there!
- Scrap paper
- Scrap fabric
- Old clothing that can be cut up
- Buttons (we all have a collection of them somewhere!)
- Magazines and newspapers – cut shapes from colourful pages. Cut strips and glue onto card or cardboard for background.
Information adapted from this website.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
You have to create a Christmas card to send to a classmate. You must include:
- The card decorated using recycled materials.
- A message in Spanish, English and French for your classmate, not necessarily the same text.
- Write the sender and receiver’s address on an envelope in Spanish. Put an envelope and send it to your classmate.
WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS
Creating and sending card with a Christmas wish is the ideal way to share your feelings and happiness with a classmate. Here are some beautiful wishes you can use for your card.
- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
- We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- Have a wonderful Christmas.
- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
- May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
- May Santa Claus grant you all that you wish for this Christmas.
- May this Christmas bring your way plenty of reasons to smile.
- Peace, Love and Joy to you and your family!
- May all your wishes, dreams and desires come true this Christmas.
Click here to find messages in French: Messages Joyeux Noël
Here is a video presentation with the Christmas cards our students created last year!