Creative and easy Homemade Christmas Cards For Kids to make for friends and family this Christmas.
A homemade Christmas card from a child is much more meaningful than a store-bought Christmas card could ever be. It’s an innocent expression of a child’s creativity, and a keepsake that can be treasured and displayed every Christmas for years to come.
My kids have always made their own Christmas cards for their grandparents, aunts and uncles and even their teachers. Not only is it less expensive for them to make their cards than to buy them, making a homemade card allows them to express their love and gratitude creatively, and the recipients always find them so heart-warming.
Every Christmas, my daycare kids make homemade cards too, to go along with the homemade gifts they’ve made for their parents and grandparents.
We’ve made some sweet ones over the years, so I thought I’d round up a few of our favourites for you.
Each of these projects requires just a few common household supplies or materials and provides a fun, creative process for kids who enjoy getting crafty.
Click on the link below each photo or on the photo itself to get the details and instructions for making each card.
Adorable, Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Make
Doily Christmas Cards for Kids
These Doily Christmas Tree Cards are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make and give at Christmas, but pretty enough that older kids will want to make them too! They’re super easy to make. All you need are doilies, craft gems and coloured paper.
Button Snowman Christmas Card
These simple snowman Christmas cards are easy to make with buttons, ribbon and glue. This project isn’t just for kids. I’ve made dozens of these cards over the years to give to friends and family. They’re quick and easy, and perfect to make in a pinch when you don’t have time for a trip to the store to buy a card.
Fabric Scrap Christmas Cards
Use bits of leftover material from larger sewing projects to make these fabric scrap Christmas cards for friends, teachers, neighbours, the bus-driver etc. Keep a stash on hand so they’re handy when you have to give a small gift – a gift card, a bottle of wine, a plate of Christmas cookies etc.
Styrofoam Print Cards
Using a styrofoam meat tray from the grocery store and a paint roller, kids can make their own winter scene prints to make Christmas cards. One print can be used over and over again to make different card in different colours. See the easy how-to here.
Reindeer Footprint Cards for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Everyone loves a footprint card. Kids love making them and parents and grandparents love receiving them. This adorable Reindeer Footprint Card will be a keepsake that parents will cherish for years.
Doily Angel Christmas Cards
These doily angel cards are really easy to make but the materials you use add some sensory fun to the project, and give the cards dimension and texture.
Crayon Resist Christmas Cards for Kids
Crayon Resist Christmas Cards are fun to make using a classic art technique that kids of all ages love. Kids can write a message or draw a simply holiday image on the front of the card and then watch it magically appear as they brush watercolours over it. Alternatively, the recipient can do that step.
Scratch Art Christmas Cards for Kids
Kids love making scratch art, so why not use this fun creative process to make these scratch art Christmas cards for friends and family this Christmas?
Homemade Christmas Gift Tags for Kids to Make
Not quite a Christmas card, these cookie cutter gift tags are super-cute and so easy to make! Why spend money on gift cards when making your own is so much more fun and personal!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.