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Neat Babysitting Craft
July 1, 2009
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Try this! It’s easy and fun for kids of all ages.

HOMEMADE GREETING CARDS

What you’ll need: Markers or crayons, scissors, old magazines, glue or tape, envelopes, paper

1: Before the parents leave, ask for some old magazines to use for a craft. Or, bring some of your own. Make sure that the magazines are ok for the age of kids you’re watching.

2: Give each of the kids a few pieces of paper, folded in half like a card.

3: Page through the magazines and help cut out words, phrases, letters, and pictures to tell a little about them, their family, or their dreams.

4: Then glue or tape the cutouts onto the paper.  Try making designs or shapes, too!

5: Write a special note inside. It could say “happy birthday,” “happy 4th of July!” “thank you” or  “get well!”  Or, if you just feel like sending a card for no special reason, it could just say hi!

Have the kids decorate the envelopes and you can teach them how to write real mailing addresses on them, too!

Have another cool craft to do while you’re babysitting? Share it with other iTwixie girls in the comment section below!

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