Merry & Bright Kids’ Christmas Cards


My crew had so much fun making their own shiny kids’ Christmas cards recently. They loved decorating and personalizing each holiday card. We now have handmade cards for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a best friend. It was a great rainy day activity.

 

A handmade Christmas card craft for kids, using a special, easy technique to make foil cutout shapes. Can be adapted for all ages- preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, tweens, teens, or even adults.

 

I love that making kids’ Christmas cards isn’t just a craft – it’s a literacy activity too. My 6-year-old twins practiced writing the words “Merry Christmas” over and over. Then, they were motivated to write notes inside the cards as well. I know our family will cherish these sweet lines.
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To make the cards, I used one of my favorite techniques. We put a paper backing on aluminum foil. It makes the foil sturdy enough for little hands to work with, and you can print or draw a template on the paper. Plus, the kids love getting to use my permanent markers!

Kids’ Christmas Cards – Materials

  • Printer paper
  • Spray glue
  • Old newspaper or drop cloth
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookie cutters (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie pens in various colors
  • White glue
  • Construction paper in holiday colors

Kids’ Christmas Cards – Instructions

1. After protecting your work surface with newspaper, spray the printer paper with glue. Then adhere it to a sheet of aluminum foil. Let dry.
2. On the paper side of the foil-paper sheet, trace around a cookie cutter or free draw a shape. Cut out.
3. Color and decorate on the foil side with permanent markers. (Protect surfaces and kids’ clothes).
4. Coat the paper side of the foil with white glue and stick to a construction paper card.
I tried to stick with simple shapes, but my girls really wanted to make reindeer. I didn’t
have a brown Sharpie, but that didn’t stop them.

 

A handmade Christmas card craft for kids, using a special, easy technique to make foil cutout shapes. Can be adapted for all ages- preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, tweens, teens, or even adults.
The stars on the top of our Christmas trees are foil stickers. We made the ornaments by tracing around a cup, and then drawing on the top part. I used a hole punch to get the little hole at the top. To prevent tears, punch first, then cut out around the hole.
A handmade Christmas card craft for kids, using a special, easy technique to make foil cutout shapes. Can be adapted for all ages- preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, tweens, teens, or even adults.

 

We cut out little banners to write greetings on. I love the lopsided little handwriting. That’s the charm of kids’ Christmas cards, right?

 

A handmade Christmas card craft for kids, using a special, easy technique to make foil cutout shapes. Can be adapted for all ages- preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, tweens, teens, or even adults.

 

Preschoolers probably could do this craft with assistance. You can make it easier for them by providing pre-cut shapes. I helped my kindergartners by holding the cookie cutters while they traced. Also, I helped cut the curvy antlers of the reindeer. I sat alongside my girls and made my own cards while they worked. I like to supervise the permanent markers pretty closely.

 

There’s something about the shiny foil surface that makes these kids’ Christmas cards ever so much fun! I hope your kids love making them as much as mine did.

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Kids' Christmas cards with foil cutouts using cookie cutter shapes. These are really fun to make (and easier than you'd guess)

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A handmade Christmas card craft for kids, using a special, easy technique to make foil cutout shapes. Can be adapted for all ages- preschooler, kindergarten, elementary, tweens, teens, or even adults.

 


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