Here are some of our homemade collage birthday cards. These are really fun cards to make with young children because anything goes!! Sam gets to make loads of artistic decisions about where to put things etc. and I think he has a sense that there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of doing things, which makes them really fun. Plus our friends and relatives get very real, personal cards for their birthdays!
You just need some base card to fit your envelopes, childrens’ glue and old magazines or leaflets. I usually find a large background image (gardening magazine’s are great for this) which covers all or most of the card, then Sam is away positioning things on top… I think putting the background down get’s our imaginations going, and gives an instant ‘storyboard’ to add on to. Sometimes we include stickers or paint, but sometimes just cut-outs from the magazines.
Many thanks to my Dad for the Railway Modeller magazine which was cut-up until there was virtually nothing left! Please can we have some more when you’ve finished with them??? X