3 Easy Kids Crafts For Letters

As a mom and a Compassion sponsor, I have tried to involve my children as much as possible in our sponsorship journey. My children helped choose our very first sponsored child almost five years ago. We have spent time learning about the countries where Compassion is working. And we have written a ton of letters!

There are so many fun art projects that you and your kids can do together to send to your sponsored children. Here are Three Easy Kids’ Crafts For Letters:

1. One of my favorite kids’ crafts we have done is similar to these hands of scripture.

 
kids crafts hands

Each one of us traced our hands onto card stock and cut out the hand shape. Then on the paper, we wrote out a Bible verse to share with our sponsored children. But then I thought…

…what if we mail extra paper and ask that they send us a tracing of their hand with one of their favorite Bible verses?

We were so excited when we received the hand tracings back from our sponsored children!

2. Show your love with a special bookmark made with your child’s thumbprints.

 
kids crafts fingerprints

3. Tell your sponsored child that you love him this much!

 
kids crafts this much
What fun creations have you and your own kids made for your sponsored child? We would love to see your ideas for our Second Friday Letter Writing Club Board on Pinterest.

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    Hannah H. January 24, 2015

    I love the idea of asking our sponsored kids to send verses to us!!! Such great ideas! Thanks!

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    Lin Haraway January 15, 2015

    These are terrific for younger kids! However, my sponsored child is a teenager with learning disabilities. I’ve sent orgami, but she doesn’t seem to care much for that. Bookmarks are a good idea, but I don’t want to send that all the time. Unfortunately, the educational system there doesn’t seem to be able to handle her disabilities and she is always depressed about her failure despite trying and trying. I just try to stay positive, tell her to ask for extra help, and try to focus on what she does well even if it’s nothing to do with school. More ideas for teenagers would be so helpful!

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      Dianna Davis September 8, 2015

      You could find parents in your area with teens or older with learning disabilities and ask them for ideas your sponsored child might like.

    2. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler January 16, 2015

      Lin, thank you so much for loving and encouraging this very special and precious teenager! We are planning to include ideas for older children on the Second Friday Pinterest Board soon. In the meantime, I would recommend maybe sending stickers, scripture cards, or activity books (maybe something simple like a maze or a drawing instruction guide). Above all, the most important thing is that you send encouragement your teen’s way. I had a young teen tell me that his sponsor’s letters gave him the strength he needed to go on. He kept the letters in his backpack wherever he went for encouragement when he needed it.

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    Tracey January 11, 2015

    Love the handprint verse. I was just looking for something more personal to send with my sponsor child’s birthday card and this is just right. 🙂 Thanks.

    A great website that I came across for kids paper crafts is http://krokotak.com/.

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    Jenni January 9, 2015

    One of my favorite crafts we have done is when I wrote “Our Family” in the middle of a piece of large paper and then traced each of our hands around it letting the kids decorate their hand however they liked. I wrote their names under the hands. I was careful to leave space for our sponsored child to add their hand and I wrote the name below the space. I wanted my sponsored child to see that we consider her part of our family!

    1. Susan Sayler
      Susan Sayler January 13, 2015

      How cute, Jenni! I love the idea of including your child in your family in this way. <3

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