Join our newsletter and get a FREE eBook with The Artful Parent’s 10 BEST Kids Art Ideas!

6 Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
October 1, 2022
138 Shares
christmas card ideas

Set up a Christmas card making station for kids and try these 6 homemade Christmas card ideas using fun arts and crafts supplies.

Updated October 2022

We like to send out Christmas cards every year, soon after Thanksgiving. It’s one of our favorite rituals of the year. And we try to get the kids involved as much as possible.

A big thank you to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this post; 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 together, with friends, or individually when the urge or inspiration strikes.

And if you’re 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.

christmas card ideas pin

Christmas Card Ideas

MATERIALS

*We used the Smarts and Crafts Sparkle Stash Craft Kit by Kid Made Modern which is no longer in stock, but any of their arts and crafts kit will be fun! You can also use any of your favorite 3D craft supplies.

Note: For these cards, we like to tape down all of the edges with masking or washi 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 embellish with glitter tape.

glitter tree
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Embroider a Picture

Use glittery embroidery thread and an embroidery needle to sew a Christmas tree or other design onto sturdy paper. Paint or color in the 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 sturdy paper with embroidery thread and needle to create pictures or designs. Or you can glue them, too.

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 other 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 snowy scene or a starry night sky effect. Once dry, rub the extra salt off and draw additional 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 (essentially a blank card) and some of the mini artworks get glued to blank cards.

writing a christmas card
Photo 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

KAS images for blog

Looking for even more holiday crafts for your family? Check out our Holiday Arts and Crafts bundle from the Kids Art Spot! 12 fun holiday activities, each with a step-by-step video tutorial and printable instructions, plus 12 fun and festive drawing invitations to encourage your kids to think and draw creatively.

Pin It for Later

christmas card ideas pinterest

Again, thank you to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this post; all opinions expressed are my own.

6 Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

10 Best Kids Art Ideas
10 Best Kids Art Ideas

Join our newsletter and get our FREE Creative Activities

Where can we send you our FREE Creative Activities?

Join our newsletter and get our 10 Best Kids Art Ideas eBook as a gift from us

Your privacy is our top priority and we promise to keep your email safe! For more information, please see our privacy policy.

138 Shares
Print
Share
Pin138