6 Christmas Card Ideas for Kids






Set up a Christmas card making station for kids and try these 6 homemade Christmas card ideas using playfulness arts and craft supplies .
Updated October 2022
We like to send out Christmas cards every class, soon after Thanksgiving. It ’ mho one of our favorite rituals of the year. And we try to get the kids involved a much as possible .
A boastfully thank you to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this mail ; as always, all opinions expressed are mine .
Try setting up a Christmas card making station at a table where your kids can work at any time – all in concert, with friends, or individually when the recommend or inhalation strikes .
And if you ’ rhenium not sure where to start or what materials to leave out, try these 6 Christmas card ideas !

basically, every card is a mini artwork that you can send out to family and friends with a little note .
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Christmas Card Ideas


  • Watercolor paper and other heavy paper (cut into quarters)
  • Watercolor paint
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Fun card-making materials: glitter tape, sequins, and glittery embroidery thread

* We used the Smarts and Crafts Sparkle Stash Craft Kit by Kid Made Modern which is no longer in store, but any of their arts and crafts kit will be fun ! You can besides use any of your favorite 3D craft supplies .
note : For these cards, we like to tape down all of the edges with mask or washi magnetic tape. This keeps the card stable as we work on it, and creates a nice, crisp border for your artwork .
Watercolor and Glitter Tape Homemade Christmas Card

1. Paint with Watercolors

Create a mini watercolor artwork, such as this rainbow painting above, and decorate with glitter tape .
glitter treePhoto by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Embroider a Picture

Use aglitter embellishment ribbon and an embroidery phonograph needle to sew a Christmas tree or other blueprint onto sturdy paper. Paint or coloring material in the word picture, then glue on sequins to decorate .
Homemade Christmas Card Making with Kids - Tape Messages

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Write with Tape

Use glitter tape to write a message, such as “ Merry Christmas ! ”
Homemade Christmas Card Making with Kids - Sewing Sequins

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. Sequins!

Sew sequins onto hardy newspaper with embellishment ribbon and needle to create pictures or designs. Or you can glue them, excessively .
Homemade Christmas Card Making with Kids - Tape Resist Designs

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Tape Resist Art

Make tape resist art. You can make abstract designs such as the artwork above or use the tape resist to make Christmas trees or early pictures .
Homemade Christmas Card Making with Kids - Winter Sky plus tree

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6. Salty Watercolors

Sprinkle salt on wet watercolors to create a snow-white scene or a starry night flip effect. once dry, rub the extra salt off and draw extra details as desired .
A wall of homemade Christmas cards

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
We’ve made a lot of Christmas cards using these techniques! Some of them are made directly onto folded over cardstock ( basically a blank menu ) and some of the mini artworks get glued to blank cards .
writing a christmas cardPhoto by Jean Van’t Hul
To make the note-writing part easier and more fun for kids, you can also have each child write one note, then photocopy it to insert into all of their cards.
How about you ? Would you consider setting up a Christmas card making station like ours and getting the whole family in on some creative card-making?

More Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Looking for even more holiday crafts for your family? Check out our Holiday Arts and Crafts bundle from the Kids Art Spot! 12 playfulness vacation activities, each with a bit-by-bit video recording tutorial and printable instructions, plus 12 playfulness and gay draw invitations to encourage your kids to think and draw creatively .
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again, thank you to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this post ; all opinions expressed are my own .

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