Four Easy Christmas Cards For Children To Make

One of our favourite activities at Christmas time is making cards for our nearest and dearest, knowing how much they will appreciate a hand-made creation rather than a supermarket mass-produced card.

Here are four very simple Christmas card ideas for children to make, which take very little time but look incredibly effective. Levels of intervention from an adult will dependent upon the age of the child involved. The Boy is 4.5 years and he did everything in these cards apart from drawing the bows on the baubles and mounting the pictures onto card.

Four Easy Christmas Cards For Children To Make

Children's Christmas Cards

  1. Felt Christmas Tree Card (uses green felt, coloured buttons, white card and a shiny star)

    1. Draw three triangles onto green felt, cut them out and then glue them onto the white card, slightly overlapping each triangle.
    2. Glue brightly coloured buttons to represent baubles, we also glued some on the white space around the tree to depict baubles hanging from the ceiling.
    3. Glue a shiny gold star on the top.
    4. When dry, draw black lines down to the ceiling-hanging baubles.
  2. Paper Strip Christmas Tree Card (uses different shades of green paper, white card and a shiny star)

    1. Draw a number of lines on a few different coloured green pieces of paper.
    2. The child cuts along the lines (developing scissor skills).
    3. Glue the paper strips from widest to narrowest, alternating the different colours to create a tree shape.
    4. Glue a shiny gold star on the top.
  3. Handprint Christmas Tree Card (uses green paint, red paint, glitter, white card and a shiny star)

    1. Paint one hand green and place it down onto white card.
    2. Paint the other hand green and layer it over the first handprint to create a more 'bushy' tree.
    3. Leave to dry.
    4. When dry, use red paint and dot fingerprint baubles all over the tree.
    5. Sprinkle glitter over the baubles when still wet.
    6. Glue a shiny gold star on the top of the tree.
    7. Leave to dry.
  4. Paper Fringed Christmas Tree (uses green paper, coloured sequins, white card and a shiny star)

    1. Draw three triangles onto green paper and cut them out.
    2. Snip slightly along the bottom of each one, creating a fringe effect.
    3. Glue them onto white card, slightly overlapping each triangle.
    4. Use sequins to represent baubles and glue them all over the tree.
    5. Glue a shiny gold star on the top of the tree.

Four very easy Christmas cards made with minimal effort and maximum effect!

Linked to Festive Friday.

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