By Amy Treasure
I wouldn’t say I am especially crafty, I’ve had more than my fair share of crafting disasters so I leave the school to the glitter and the handmade salt dough decorations. One thing I do every single year though, is to make Christmas cards at home with the kids. It’s just so sweet seeing the look of pride on their little faces when they hand over their special cards, and nothing better than receiving them.
I’ve put together a selection of homemade Christmas card tutorials that are easy to do at home.
Father Christmas handprint card
Source: Renovation Baby
Create this card by painting your child’s fingers, tip of thumb and top of the palm in white paint. Add some red paint to the bottom of palm and most of the thumb. Press down on the card and sprinkle glitter on the white parts. Once dry, paint on a face and glue on eyes, nose and mouth to finish.
Snowman Christmas card
Source: Dear Bear and Beany
Take some black card fold it in half and draw two circles in crayon. Add glue to the circles and then stick cotton wool to the glue, forming a snowman shape. Stick on two white pipe cleaners for arms and a smaller piece of orange pipe cleaner for the nose. Add a glittery pipe cleaner for a scarf and use glitter glue to make buttons and a hat. Lastly, add a few glue dots on the card surrounding the snowman and stick on little balls of cotton wool to resemble falling snow. If you like the idea of making Snowman cards, have a look at this sensory snowman card, an upcycled snowman card, or one made from paint printing using pom poms.
Button bauble design
Source: Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
A simple yet effective card design. Draw lines at different lengths and stick different colour and shaped buttons at the end of the lines. Add a Christmas message by cutting out a banner and sticking it to the front of the card. For more bauble inspired designs check out this brilliant tutorial for a washi tape bauble card.
Drinking straw Christmas tree card
Source: Crafts on Sea
To make these cards you need to cut drinking straws into different lengths, next put the chopped pieces of drinking straws into size order to form a Christmas tree shape. Stick them down and decorate by sticking on snowflakes.
Mistletoe Christmas card using 'helicopter seeds'
Source: Me and My Shadow