Simple child-made Christmas cards
With two crafty kids in the house we love to make and send some simple child-made Christmas cards to our friends and family. I love adding homemade touches to our celebration and I think sending a special card to someone they love is a fun way to involve children in the spirit of the holiday.
Here are two simple design ideas that are easy to make and look super cute.
Simple Christmas tree card:
This design is so easy to make and invites the children to add their own embellishments. The tree is made from a triangle shaped piece of paper, which you simply stick to the front your card. Then it’s over to the children to add all the decorations. You can glue on shapes, use stickers and, in our house at least, add lots and lots of glitter.
Easy snowman card :
The snowman is made from two circles of cotton wool, glued in place on the front of the card. Even very young children can add faces, buttons and arms with a pencil or marker pen. We like to add a few falling snowflakes, made by sticking on some sequins. I love how each of the snowmen my kids made looks different, with it’s own little personality.
Child-made Christmas cards don’t have to be perfect.
The very fact that they have been hand-made makes them special, and using bold shapes with your child’s own embellishments is a great-looking combination.
Cathy James writes the blog NurtureStore which is packed full of play ideas, kids crafts and fun activities. Visit NurtureStore and sign up for your copy of the Weekly Play Planner for lots more fun ideas.