Simple Christmas card making ideas

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Section: Winter

Salt dough decorations card

Salt dough decorations cards are simple to make and provides a keepsake decoration which you can use on your tree for years to come!

What you need:

To make the salt dough:

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 ½ cup of flour
  • 1 ½ cups of water

..and for the card:

  • Children’s ready mixed paint
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Small craft peg
  • Card
  • Christmas stampers (or cookie cutters!)

What to do:

  • Firstly you will need to make a salt dough decoration and decorate it using paints and glitter (if you are new to making salt dough check out our post on making salt dough decorations)
  • Do some lovely festive printing onto the card using the stampers/cookie cutters

  • Once dry use some PVA glue to stick the small peg onto the front of the card
  • Finally peg your child’s decoration onto the front of the card

Rudolf Hand/footprint Cards

Hand/footprint Rudolf cards are really easy to make even with very young children - they are great for giving to family from your little one this Christmas!

What you need:

  • brown paint
  • googly eyes
  • small red pom pom/ or glue and red glitter
  • pen
  • card
  • glue

What to do:

  1. make a print of your child’s hand/foot onto the card using the brown paint
  2. once dry use some glue to stick the googly eyes in place, and make Rudolf's nose using either a pom pom or a dot of glue and a sprinkle of red glitter!
  3. draw a mouth onto Rudolf using the pen

Christmas Tree Card

Make a pretty Christmas tree using simple materials and encourage your child’s creativity!

What you need:

  • card
  • glue
  • paintbrush
  • glitters
  • coloured cellophane

What to do:

  1. Drizzle glue over the white card and sprinkle lots of glitter over the top of the card

  1. Whilst this is drying, cut a Christmas shape from the piece of coloured card and stick a piece of cellophane over the back of the card.

  1. Glue the coloured card onto the front of the drizzle picture on the white card and you have a beautifully decorated tree!

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