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How to Do Christmas Printmaking for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
September 1, 2022
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Try star sponge painting for a Christmas printmaking art project! Children get to sponge paint and collage in this fun process art activity.

Updated October 2022

Have you tried making your own sponge painting sponges? It is so easy and kids LOVE sponge painting!

For this Christmas printmaking project, trace stars onto sponges and use them to create fun star art!

Then, add stickers, and draw even more stars for a lovely holiday piece of art.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Christmas Printmaking for Kids



  1. Prepare supplies

    Gather white paper and crayons. Cut sponges into star shapes. Set out glue and star stickers, paper stars and cookie cutters.

  2. Sponge paint your stars

    Dip a star sponge into the paint color of your choice. Then press it onto your paper. Remove the sponge to see your star! Repeat, dipping your star sponge into the paint as needed.

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  3. Add details

    Add star stickers, foam stars, and decorations drawn with crayon. Once your paper is designed how you’d like, repeat with a new piece!

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

This is such a fun printmaking activity! Big kids and little kids alike will love sponge painting, and then adding their own details.

You can use your finished product as a Christmas card, or try it on a large piece of easel or kraft paper to make your own holiday gift wrap!

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How to Do Christmas Printmaking for Kids