Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

Christmas is the time to get creative, to dig out the glitter, glue, arts and crafts and the festive spirit. Personalised touches are always a win and nowadays making your own Christmas cards is the perfect addition to your windowsills and a heartwarming treat for your family and friends. Especially when your kids have spent their time making them while having fun! And we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas card ideas for kids to get stuck into this festive season!

Forget going to the card shop for your fix of greeting cards…it’s all about homemade cards and it’s the perfect opportunity to get ahead of yourself in time for Christmas

Christmas Card Ideas

Snowman in a Snow Globe Card

This is a really creative card that your kids will have the most fun making!

You’ll need:

  • A hole puncher
  • A pringles can lid
  • PVA glue
  • Coloured pens
  • A few pieces of card, one to make the snowman with, one to make the base of the snowglobe and hole punch and the last one for the actual Christmas card.
  1. First, draw and cut out the snowman and stick it on the main, plain card. Draw and colour in the extra features, like the face, hat, scarf and buttons. And you have your first part of the card made!
  2. Then with adults’ supervision, use the hole puncher to punch a bunch of holes out of a piece of card, this will act as the snow in the snow globe. Once that’s done, sprinkle the pieces of cards on the snowman, and make sure they stay together.
  3. After that, using PVA glue on the rim of the pringles lid, stick that over the snowman and the card you hole punched. Once the lid is fully stuck down, lift the card, give it a shake and watch the snow globe you just created!

A brr-illiant and innovative Christmas card idea that is a joy to make and cards for friends who will adore it!

Santa Claus Cards

Nothing screams Christmas like the jolly ol’ man! All dressed in red and cotton wool hat. Simple and easy to make.

You’ll need:

  • Brown card
  • A printout of Santa Claus
  • Red, black and skin colour crayons
  • Cotton wool balls
  • PVA glue
  • Biodegradable glitter
  • Stickers
  1. Print out a template of Santa from the internet.
  2. Cut out Santa and stick it onto a piece of card.
  3. Then using the crayons, colour the picture in, making sure the hat is red!
  4. Then use PVA glue to stick cotton wool balls along the rim of his hat
  5. To make the card look even prettier, add red, green and gold glitter using glue and ta-da! Your very own Santa Claus Card!

Fingerprint Reindeer Cards

It’s time to get those little fingers messy with this creative card!

You’ll need:

  • Brown paint
  • Pieces of card
  • Black and red markers.
  1. Dip your kiddie’s fingers into the brown paint, and stamp them on a piece of card. Stamp multiple and it can be a herd of reindeer!
  2. Once the fingerprints are on the card, you can draw the antlers on each print and the eyes of the reindeer too.
  3. Then colour a red nose at the bottom, and there’s your fingerprint reindeer card.
  4. A cute and creative Christmas card for kids. Especially when you’re adding that personal touch – you don’t always have to be an artistic person when you’re innovative!

Look at this example from Festive Fingerprints

Paper Strip Christmas Tree

This idea is really fun because it involves so many coloured cards!

You’ll need:

  • Multiple pieces of colourful card
  • A brown piece of card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black or green marker pens
  1. First, grab whatever colour cards you want, I’d say at least 5 different colours and cut thin strips out of each colour.
  2. Then stick them onto the brown piece of card in alternating colours, to make a Christmas tree.
  3. After, draw your star at the top or use a star sticker
  4. Using glue, add some glitter to the coloured strips to make it look sparkly like a festive tree!

Snowflakes Cards

A simple but elegant winter card, perfect for Christmas cards to send to family and friends.

You’ll need:

  • Multiple pieces of white paper
  • Multiple pieces of card
  • Something round – like a bowl or plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue Pritt stick
  • Blue or silver glitter
  1. First, using a small bowl or plate, trace the outside of the rim onto a piece of paper.
  2. Cut the circle out and fold it multiple times, till it becomes a smallish triangle shape.
  3. Then cut out tiny pieces of paper along the folded triangle – this is to create the shapes in the snowflake.
  4. Once that’s done, infold the paper and admire the snowflake you’ve created!
  5. Then stick this onto your card. Ready for some glitter bombing!

A wintery, Christmas card idea for your kids that they’ll love.

Pasta Christmas Wreath Cards

A wreath is such a classic Christmas decoration, so it’ll make the perfect Christmas card!

You’ll need:

  • Uncooked bow pasta
  • A piece of card
  • Green paint
  • Glitter
  • PVA glue
  • Red ribbon or red felt tip pen
  1. Simply get some bow pasta (uncooked), and have your kiddies paint them green.
  2. Add some glitter onto the pasta while it’s wet.
  3. Then stick them onto a piece of card in a circle to represent the Christmas wreath.
  4. After draw a ribbon using a red felt tip (or use an actual ribbon) and your pasta Christmas wreath is done!

Have your kiddies write a thoughtful message on the card, and gift it to someone!

Christmas Light Cards

Be that spreader of holiday cheer and get your kids involved in designing these cute Christmas light cards!

You’ll need:

  • Colourful felt tip pens
  • A piece of card
  • Black marker pen
  1. First, have your kids draw and fill in different coloured circles all over the card. This will be representing the Christmas lights.
  2. Once that’s done, use the black marker pen, to draw a string connecting them all together and that’s it!

Simple, easy, festive and you can make multiple cards in one session!

Button Baubles Cards

Everyone has buttons lying around the house, so let’s make use out of them!

You’ll need:

  • Multiple buttons (preferably all different colours)
  • A piece of card
  • Black marker pen
  • PVA glue
  1. First, grab as many buttons as you would like and stick them onto the piece of card using PVA glue – this will be the baubles!
  2. Then use a marker pen to drawstrings, so it looks like they’re hanging down. Add more colours if you would like and that’s it!

Now, you have your hanging button baubles! One of many innovative Christmas card ideas to spread a dose of holiday cheer!

Candy Canes Cards

A sweet card to make, to get you into the festive spirit!

You’ll need:

  • Green, white and red card
  • A brown piece of card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A red ribbon
  1. First, cut out thin strips of red and white cards.
  2. Then stick them onto the brown piece of card in alternating colours, to make a candy cane.
  3. Then you can stick a little ribbon at the top of the candy cane and your card is finished!

It’s the perfect, colourful Christmas card ideas for your kids to make!

Glitter Pen Christmas Tree

A really easy but effective Christmas card idea is making a Christmas tree using glitter pens!

You’ll need:

  • Multiple colours of glitter pens
  • A piece of card
  • Colourful sequins
  • A star bead
  1. Pick any colour your kiddies want, and squiggle a Christmas tree using the glitter (doesn’t have to be neat at all!)
  2. Once they’ve made the tree, sprinkle some sequins to represent the baubles.
  3. Add a star to the top of the tree (can be a sticker, sequin, hand-drawn or a bead)
  4. Let it dry and there you go!

All creations with glitter are pretty and stand out, especially on a mantlepiece. But if you decide to use glitter, how about using eco-friendly glitter?

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for Christmas card ideas. We encourage handmade card crafting because it added that personal touch! Whether you use glitter, sequins, cotton balls or even pipe cleaners, it’s the perfect activity to celebrate Christmas and to get creative! Plus, it helps kids with their motor skills development and gets them involved in all things merry (especially when you’re trying to wrap *ahem* Santa’s…gifts)!

Looking for more Christmas excitement? How about visiting a Christmas event near you or feeling the festive spirit at a Christmas market? Have a merry holiday season!

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