Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Gallery Of Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

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Here’s a roundup of some great handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make. There are ideas for preschoolers and school age children to have fun making and creating.

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Making Christmas cards is a bit of a rite of passage for kids.

Of course a lot of schools now do the thing where the kids design a card and it gets printed.

But there’s something super special about a handmade Christmas card crafted by a child.

You don’t have to go into production line mode.

These can be the cards for the nearest and dearest in your child’s life.

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

It’s also a lovely activity to do in the run-up to Christmas that kills two birds with one stone.

I love activities that cover off more than one thing at a time.

Want some tips on making Christmas cards with kids?

Tips for making Christmas cards with kids

Before you dive into our Christmas card ideas for kids list take a look at these tips for a successful Christmas card making session:

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

- Start early if you want to avoid late night panic finishing.

- Aim for between 5 – 10 cards at a time.

- Don’t be surprised if your child says “I’ve finished” after one card.

- Aim for two or three cards for every one card your child does.

- Make a range of different cards else kids will get bored.

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

- Avoid designs that need kids to be precise.

- Invest in good scissors for your kids who can cut – kids scissors can be frustrating.

- Prepare! Fold cards, pre-cut shapes, pre-print basic elements.

- Stickers and buttons make good eyes, so do ready made googly eyes – my first year as a mum I tried making little eyes for all the snowmen and Rudolfs we had painted, never again! A packet of googly eyes is the way forward ????

- Create simple paint stamps from potatoes, bottle tops, even hands and feet

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

- Use house hold items as materials to avoid spending a fortune on craft materials.

- Build fun learning and exploration into card making to keep kids engaged.

- Don’t just stick to Christmas colours – re-excite kids’ interest with eye popping brights.

- Think about what is going to survive the post! Save fragile cards for hand delivery.

Fancy some inspiration to get you and your kids started with making cards?

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

And if you fancy doing something a little sweeter with your kids, do take a look at our post.

To say I loved putting the marshmallow post together is an understatement!!

12 Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids

I LOVE Washi Tape – check out my post for more Washi Tape crafting joy.

Such a simple but clever idea from , click to follow the step-by-step tutorial

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

2. Reindeer pipe cleaner appliqué card

Sometimes simplicity is just the best! Check out how to make them over on .

Quick and easy Santa hat cards from

4. Finger print red robins Christmas card

Doncha just LOVE these? Find out more over at

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

5. Cotton wool snowman Christmas card

I still remember fondly the cotton wool snowmen I made as a kid that were very similar to these fun but super simple cotton wool pad snowmen from

Last year simple Christmas trees with glitter … like these ones from …

were our biggest … and prettiest … hit.

7. Print outline Christmas tree card

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

These cards from are a nice example of how you could pre-print certain elements on the cards that your kids then decorate.

8. Super simple mono print Christmas tree card

This mono print Christmas tree card from is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished. It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.

9. Glitter and drawing snowman card

Let kids who can, drawer and cut shapes for themselves as they will get more fun out it that way –

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

10. Leaf sketch Christmas tree card

We took our crayons to the park at the weekend and did leaf prints – I love this idea from

of using them to make very simple trees that can then be decorated totally free style.

You really can make lovely things with buttons!

These from weren’t made by kids but you could make a button snowman or santa as an example for the children or just give them a whole load of buttons and see what they come up with ????

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

There are all sorts of ways you can build some eye-popping brights into your Christmas cards – like these lovely button baubles from .

Just remember you need strong glue for some things to survive the post.

And don’t forget to stock up on supplies…

I hope this list has given you some inspiration for Christmas card ideas for kids.

If you want to do something personal but are just struggling to find time to produce enough – this was us last year!! – you can always resort to photo cards which can be based on your children’s artwork.

Handmade Christmas card ideas for kids to make

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