When our minds turn to Christmas, naturally we want to involve our little ones. If ‘sort Christmas cards out for the kids’ is on your festive to-do list, then I’ve got you covered. Here are some simple Christmas card craft ideas that you can try at home.
If you wanted to, you could buy a cheap packet of Christmas cards from Asda for the kids to fill in. But in your heart of hearts, you know that the grandparents would love a personalised card, crafting makes for a fun rainy day activity and it’s nice to get your kids to express their creative side from time to time.
If you’re not particular crafty yourself, then fear not. You don’t have to be Kirstie Allsopp to help the kids. There are loads of simple designs that you can create which will be well received.
Hands and Feet
If you have young kids, then make sure you utilise those little tootsies and hands! You can create all sorts of designs with a bit of poster paint and some blank cards. Some of my two favourites include mistletoes and a robin (have a look at the image at the top of this page to see what I’m talking about!).
If you’re stuck for ideas then Pinterest is the place to go to for inspiration.
Cut and stick
Most toddlers and small children love cutting and sticking. So why not not use your child’s fascination with plastic scissors and glittery paper, to your advantage? The kids can create abstract Christmas cards with red, green and glittery paper. Or they could cut and stick simple festive shapes such as Christmas trees and stars.
You could go back to basics and get the kids drawing. Just get the felt tips and the pencils out and let your little one go for it! If you are feeling particularly adventurous then you could open the poster paints too.
Simple cross stitch
This is one for older kids. But if your child is into sewing, or you suspect they may enjoy it, then consider letting them complete a simple cross stich Christmas card. These sets are relatively easy to complete, your child will love taking the time to make it and the recipient is likely to keep it far beyond the Christmas period. I think my mum still has one that I made for her 25 years ago!
Pasta, buttons and cotton wool
If you’d like to add some texture to your Christmas cards, then why not paint some uncooked pasta, utilise some buttons, or glue on some cotton wool?
Your kid’s Christmas card could just be a random display. Alternatively, you could create a Christmas wreath using pasta shells, a snowy scene using cotton wool, or you could decorate a card Christmas tree with button baubles. There’s all sorts that you could use. So check out what’s lurking at the back of your craft cupboard and go from there!
Family fingerprint Christmas cards
If you’d like to involve the whole family, then why not get everybody to create fairy lights with their fingertips? You could write who created the mark underneath.
This would make a lovely keepsake for yourself too. So perhaps make on for yourself, add the date and frame it. You could bring it out as a festive decoration every year.
Is it worth it?
Most people love a personalised Christmas card and making your own is as easy as you want to make it! Grandparents, aunts and friends are also easy audiences to please, so you won’t get any complaints if your little cherub moved their foot mid print!
Making your own cards can also save you a fortune! I’ve previously written about this creative kids craft, because its saved me hundreds of pounds!
When it comes to Christmas card ideas for kids, you want to make it fun, creative and simple. I hope that these ideas have given you some food for thought. If you enjoyed this article then you should check out my Christmas and New year section.