Crafting with kids: 3 simple Christmas card ideas

Homemade Christmas cards are always nice. For this month’s #BostikBlogger craft, Sophie and I have had fun making a few Christmas cards. We’ve used three different designs for our cards, each of which are simple for children to make.

 

A sparkly craft foam Christmas tree card; a ribbon Christmas tree card and a card with festive stickers on - "Crafting with kids - 3 simple Christmas craft ideas" 

Ribbon Christmas trees

You will need:

  • Folded card
  • Ribbon in two contrasting colours
  • Glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
  • Scissors
  • White card
  • Patterned paper
  • Marker pen

 

1) Glue horizontal strips of ribbon on a piece of card, alternating between the two colours. Leave to dry.

 

Sophie gluing horizontal strips of ribbon to a piece of card

 

2) Cut two triangle shapes from the ribbon-coloured card and glue on to the front of the folded card.

 

Sophie gluing triangle shapes from the ribbon-coloured card to a piece of folded card

 

3) Write your chosen Christmas greeting on a small piece of white card and cut out. Glue on to a piece of patterned paper and cut out to leave a small border around the white card. Glue to the front of the folded card.

 

The finished ribbon card with two triangles with alternating coloured ribbon and "Merry Christmas" at the top of the card

 

 

 

Sparkly glitter Christmas trees

You will need:

  • Folded card
  • Sparkly green craft foam
  • Sparkly pipe cleaners in silver and gold
  • Glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
  • Glitter glue pens (we used Bostik glitter pens)
  • Star sticker
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen

 

1) Cut a triangle shape from sparkly green craft foam. This will be your Christmas tree.

 

Sophie cutting triangles from sparkly green craft foam

 

2) Cut up pieces of sparkly pipe cleaner and glue across the sparkly green triangle to make tinsel. Leave to dry.

 

Pieces of tinsel glued on to sparkly green craft foam triangles

 

3) Add coloured dots to the front of the craft foam Christmas tree using glitter glue pens. Leave to dry.

 

Sophie using a glitter pen to add coloured dots to the sparkly green craft foam triangle

 

4) Glue the sparkly foam Christmas tree to the front of a folded card. Add a star sticker to the top of the tree and write your Christmas greeting underneath.

 

A card with a sparkly green craft foam Christmas tree on front and "Merry Christmas" written below

 

 

Christmas stickers

You will need:

  • Folded card
  • White card
  • Christmas-themed stickers
  • Patterned paper
  • Glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen

 

1) Use a ruler and pencil to draw three squares on a piece of white card. Cut out.

 

2) Stick one Christmas-themed sticker in the middle of each square.

 

Sophie sticking festive stickers to squares of white card

 

3) Glue each square on to a piece of patterned paper and cut around to leave a narrow border around the square.

 

Sophie sticking the square on to a piece of patterned paper

 

4) Glue the squares to the front of a folded card.

 

Festive sticker squares being glued to the front of a folded card

 

5) Write your chosen Christmas greeting on a small piece of white card and cut out. Glue on to a piece of patterned paper and cut out to leave a small border around the white card. Glue to the front of the folded card.

 

A handmade Christmas card with three squares each with a festive sticker and "Merry Christmas" below the squares

 

Younger children may need some help with cutting and writing out a Christmas greeting.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. November 12, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I wish I had the patience to do arts and crafts with the kids, but it’s never something I’ve enjoyed doing. But Sophie looks like she’s having fun making Christmas cards.xxx

    • Louise
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      November 14, 2018 / 9:56 am

      I have to confess I’m not always very patient with the crafts but I do enjoy doing them x

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