Here's another cute and simple homemade birthday card (the ONLY way to go!) craft idea for kids — dancing numbers! I came up with this one last week for my very unenthused (sigh) when it comes to crafting 10 year old, and he ended up taking the paper with him to make the card in school. That together with the number nine I drew for him to use as a stencil to trace around, as his doubts about actually making the numbers almost kept him from making this adorable card!
Sometime you gotta give some kids a hand just a bit to get them over those imaginary stumbling blocks, though in general with my own kids and with my students, I only help those who truly need help, and break my rule once in a while to boost confidence or deal with a large group on a time schedule!
Oh, and by the way, I think I've finally after many years, convinced my kids that birthday cards should have a cover design, with the message inside. They used to start their lengthy messages, including heartfelt wishes for the recipient and sometimes pages of jokes, on the cover!