Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Create crafts from old greeting cards

As you are cleaning up the last reminders of the holiday season, you might be wondering what to do with that huge stack of holiday cards. Before you throw them in the trash or stash them in a keepsake box, consider using them as craft supplies. Be sure to include those unused greeting cards that you received for free from a charity (the ones that you are never going to use but you can't quite bring yourself to throw out).

Cut out the designs on the cards and glue them onto a new piece of paper. Get creative and have fun! Layer the designs for a 3-D effect. Tear the designs into small pieces and use them to make a mosaic. Cut out several similar designs to make a theme-based collage. Design a new card and send it to someone special.

What does this have to do with science? Always remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle! You can’t completely eliminate your footprint on the Earth, but you can often minimize your impact.

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