The girls and I had a blast teaching at our church’s Kids Mass Ministry on Sunday and I wanted to take them out afterward for a surprise. We love to do crafts of all kinds and when I turned into the Michael’s parking lot, they went NUTS!
I didn’t have a craft in mind and I didn’t have a list, which is so not like me. We just went to “look”. Haha! (Yeah, right…liar, liar, pants on fire!)
Everything was on sale!! We were like kids in a candy store! I needed something easy, something that both of the big kids could do and have fun with and considering I didn’t get to send out Christmas cards yet, why not have them make some. I told them my plan and we were on the hunt for the perfect supplies to make our cards.
These foam stickers are the bomb diggity. Both of the girls (ages 2 & 4) have no trouble whatsoever peeling the paper and sticking them on the cards. I ended up buying Christmas tree embellishments and not stickers but it worked out fine. Any reason to bring out the Elmer’s glue is another cause for celebration in the Roemer house! I glued the trees, Charlotte placed the stars on top and Madeline ever so perfectly placed the presents under the tree. It took us about 45 minutes to complete those cards. There was not one fight, one disagreement or any whining or crying. Heaven!
Here’s the breakdown in cost per card…
- 24cards w envelopes….$2.49
- tree stickers…$1.99
- star stickers…$1.99
- present stickers…$1.19
For a grand total of $7.66 which comes out to $0.30 per card! It’s going to be more expensive to mail these cards than it was to make them.
Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!!
So head on out to your local arts & crafts store, pick up some supplies and have a craft filled afternoon with the kiddos!
Love & Prayers,