This Christmas season, we are all about homemade gifts. We are FULLY getting into this spirit right down to the cards. I have found the sweetest homemade Christmas cards for kids to make you guys!
Before we dive into the ideas, I have a Christmas goodie for you! These printable Christmas village houses are from Christmas School, but you can grab them as a freebie below—a little Christmas gift from me to you, sweet reader. Perhaps you can do some Christmas crafting of your own while your little ones make their cards! Get your Free Printable Christmas Village Houses right here:
Whether you are looking for sweet handmade Christmas card ideas for your classroom or for your own little ones, whether you are looking to save a bit of money, or help your little ones learn the true meaning of the holidays (or both), this post is for YOU!
You might recall last year I shared with you a great big, huge, resource of gorgeous homemade gifts for kids to make. Making our own Christmas gifts for relatives last year was so special. So this year, we are adding to the fun and making our own special holiday cards to go along with those special handmade gifts.
I hope you find the perfect one for you and yours.
Christmas Cards for Kids to Make
Pretty (Easy!) Painted Christmas Cards
Print & Paint Christmas Cards – These six printable Christmas cards are adorable and wonderful for children of all ages! Simply choose the design that you like, print it off, and let your little one color or paint for their own custom Christmas card.
Loofah Snowmen – While these loofah snowmen would be great for JUMBO cards (which are tons of fun!) you could replace the loofah with cotton balls to make more “mail-friendly” Christmas cards.
Reverse Fingerpaint Christmas Trees by Rhythms of Play – Need a fun Christmas card for kids to make without stressing about the final product? No matter where the paint splatters, these will turn out unique and beautiful.
Marbled Art Cards by The Ladybirds Adventures – Create beautiful art with fun, sensory paint and set it as the backdrop for your child’s card. Simply add stickers to create a scene or draw directly onto the paint.
Paint Resist Christmas Card by Happy Hooligans – These super easy cards are great for all ages and give off such a fresh and fun look!
Silhouette Christmas Cards by Easy, Peasy and Fun – So much fun can be had with these painted backgrounds. An older child might like a cleaner design, while a baby might get messy. The final product will still be stunning!
Fingerpaint Lights Christmas Tree by Rhythms of Play – These are quick and easy Christmas Cards kids can make for the whole family, in a flash!
Sensationally Stamped Christmas Cards
Potato Stamp Christmas Baubles by Crafty Morning – There is always a good reason to potato stamp! You and your kids can get very creative with your potato etchings and create beautiful textures! Have fun with it!
Bubble Wrap Stamped Christmas Cards by Learn with Play at Home – Glue bubble wrap to a cardboard cut-out to create a backing for your stamp. Dip in paint, stamp, and create! How easy! How fun!
Toilet Paper Roll Snowman by Créamalice – This is an easy Christmas card for kids to make by stamping recycled paper rolls. Making a snowman is only one possibility…
LEGO Stamped Christmas Cards by Little Bins for Little Hands – Challenge your kiddos to make Christmas symbols or entire scenes by stamping LEGO in paint. They will love the open-ended artistic invitation!
Playful Paper Christmas Cards
Paper Strip Christmas Cards by The Keeper of the Cheerios – Get your little ones practicing their scissors skills in preparation for this craft! Who said you always have to do the prep work? Then have fun arranging the strips to make a unique tree or reindeer.
Bleeding Tissue Paper by The Pinterested Parent – Using materials you have at home, you can create this beautiful bleeding tissue paper art for any Christmas card.
Rip and Tear Christmas Tree by Tots Family – This technique is great for kids that are too little to use scissors or to simply create a unique look.
Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards by The Craft Train – This is a quick and easy Christmas card for kids to make. They will have fun tracing cookie cutters from various papers with different patterns and textures.
Fabulously Fun Cards Using Unique Materials
Yarn Laced Christmas Tree by Danya Banya – What a simple and wonderfully textured card! Kids get the chance to practice their fine motor skills and coordination with this adorable craft. Weaving beautiful ribbons adds additional learning.
Felt, Buttons (and More!) Christmas Trees by Love and Lollipops – Making these Christmas cards with kids allows them to explore unique textures and materials. This could be a fun afternoon project accompanied by hot chocolate and… *ahem* … pardon me. I started daydreaming about winter…
Fabulous Collage Christmas Cards by Northstory – These stunning collages only LOOK like they took forever to make. Read more to find out how easily you can make these for multiple cards at a time.
Cozy Santa Card by The Best Ideas for Kids – This adorable Santa card is easy to make and can be modified to suit the materials found in your home.
Pencil Shaving Christmas Tree by Créamalice – This requires a little dexterity perhaps best suited for our bigger kids. Whether done with assistance or not, kiddos will love creating with pencil shavings!
Button Cards Galore by Crafts by Amanda – Invite your children to explore what fun scenes and characters they can create using buttons! The possibilities are endless!
Washi Tape Christmas Cards by Chalk Academy – Washi tape allows you to create beautiful effects in minutes! Make Christmas trees like these or fashion presents, candles, and wintry scenes! Kids can work on those fine motor skills as they tear, stick and peel the tape.
Pipe Cleaner and Pompom Cards by Teach me Mommy – Young kids will strengthen their fine motor skills and creative muscles making these Christmas designs from pipe cleaners. Hot glue guns may be required.
Poppin’ Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Pop-Up Christmas Tree by Red Ted Art – Crafting this card can serve as a quick and simple introduction to pop-up or three-dimensional cards. Kids will never tire of opening and closing their new creation with fascination!
Pop-Up Snowman by Easy Peasy and Fun – This snowman can also turn into stacked presents. Each can be decorated as simply or boldly as your child likes. Some kids might like to colour a scene in the background as well.
Accordion Christmas Tree by Buggy and Buddy – Kids will love making this simpler pop-up look and finding craft supplies that mimic real tree decorations.
Gingerbread Man Pop-up Card by Red Ted Art – With a simple link cut-out your kiddos can make and decorate this adorable gingerbread man card.
Pop-up Tree with Gifts by Artsy Craftsy Mom – I love how this easy, pop-up Christmas card allows little ones to write secret messages inside the presents!
Cute Keepsake Christmas Cards
Footprint Snowmen – We originally made this craft as Christmas wrapping paper, but it also makes a beautiful card! Even very, very little ones can stomp around and make white footprints. These can be cut out and decorated on a homemade Christmas card!
Glistening Hand Print Christmas Tree by Blitsy – Little ones will love seeing their hand print transformed into a glittery Christmas tree sent to a loved one.
Snow Globe Photo Keepsake Card by The Best Ideas for Kids – Who wouldn’t melt receiving a Christmas card like this in the mail? It’s easier than it looks to make!
Snowman Keepsake Card by Easy, Peasy and Fun – I’m sorry, but is that an adorably cozy snowman baby? Why yes, yes it is! Delight anyone on your list with this simple keepsake Christmas card.
Footprint Reindeer by Glued to my Crafts – This keepsake Christmas card is perfect for doting grandparents or those that are far from a new baby.
Photo in a Christmas Scene by Shannon via Hip2Save – This is such a fun Christmas card for kids to make. Have little ones draw their own scene, select a favorite picture and cut and paste it onto the card. Then, watch the hilarity ensue. (This link serves only to credit the idea as it is only a photo, no post.)
I hope you found a Christmas card or two just perfect for you and your little ones to enjoy this holiday season. And I tell you, friends, homemade goodies can teach our little ones so much.
Not only are these awesome Christmas cards adorable and precious to receive, they are also full of learning! Cutting, gluing, printing, folding, ripping… so many good hand-strengthening activities.
Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season!