Easy to create, these cards are a fun, kid-friendly project and creatively reuse bits of paper you already have on hand.
Converting timber into paper is a very energy-intensive process, but recycling conserves resources and saves energy. Recycling all cards after Christmas will save tens of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year.
Print out attached templates. Place selected template onto a piece of patterned, recycled paper. Draw around the template and cut out the shape.
Lightly score down the middle of recycled card stock with an X-acto knife and ruler. Fold card in half and glue the large star shape onto the front.
Using the smallest star template, cut tiny stars from the recycled paper and glue them onto the card around the large star. Allow to dry.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008