Quick & Easy Kid Christmas Cards
I’ve been prepping for my daughter’s third grade Christmas party so I have kid crafts on the brain. I came up with three different Christmas card designs. The baby Jesus I made with the kids in my Primary class on Sunday (if you’re unfamiliar, Primary is analogous to Sunday Schools classes for children in our church), the tree is a card I made with my son when he asked to do a craft together, and the snowman is a card I’ll be making with my daughter’s school class this Friday.
Here’s a super simple tutorial on how to make each of them.
For the snowman take a 8.5″x11″ piece of white cardstock and fold in half length-wise. Cut a small triangle off of each of the four corners and two more out of the sides approximately one third of the way down. Give the kids some scissors, glue, colored paper, and markers and let them get creative decorating their snowmen.
I made these with my own kids last year and here is what they came up with. I love seeing all the different ideas and personalities.
For the Christmas tree card you’ll need the following supplies-
- A green 12×12 piece of cardstock
- A rectangle of brown cardstock for the trunk
- A yellow star for the top
- Red paint
- Fiskars 0.61″ circle punch
- Photo Index Print
- Glitter Glue
Cut one end of your 12×12 green cardstock down to 8-inches. Score at 4″. Flip the other direction and score at 6″. Fold the 6″ score and then the 4″. You should have a 6″x4″ rectangle.
Use a pencil to draw a Christmas tree shape like shown in the photo. Make sure to leave an inch at the top instead of creating a point. This will keep your card together and be the fold that opens and closes it. Cut your tree out on your drawn lines going through all the layers.
To cover the fact that our tree is flat on the top, make sure that your star is large enough to cover the top.
Draw lightly with a pencil a berry garland winding from side to side down the front of your free. Using the red paint, lightly dab a Q-tip in the paint and then dab the paint-soaked Q-tip on top of your drawn line. Continue until all your pencil lines are covered. Let dry. Glue on your trunk and star.
Using your circle punch, line up and stamp out the miniature photos from your photo index print. Glue them to your tree and draw an ornament hook at the top. Line with glitter glue and let them dry. I love that this totally personalizes the card. I picked up the circle punch at JoAnn’s. You can always draw, hand cut, or paint on ornaments as well.
Last, but not least, is our baby Jesus card.
For the baby Jesus card you will need the following supplies:
- A skin colored cardstock cut to 6″x8″
- Blue cardstock cut to 3.5″x8″
- Marker or pen
- Scoring board (optional)
- Pink ink pad (optional)
Line up the bottom corners and glue your blue cardstock on to the bottom of your skin colored cardstock. Let dry. Score at 4″ and fold.
Just like the snowman card cut small triangles from all four corners of your card. Cut two triangles on both sides where the blue and skin colored cardstock meet. Take two more little triangles slices at the top of the head where the points from the first triangle are to smooth it out.
Draw on a face and add checks by dabbing your finger on a pink ink pad and rubbing it in a circular motion on your paper where the cheeks would be.
That’s it. I hope you break out the cardstock and have some fun with your kids during Christmas vacation!