Receiving a homemade Christmas card can be as pleasurable as receiving an unexpected gift – particularly when the card is the product of little fingers!
These classic Christmas card designs are simple and fun for you and your child to make. And if things get a little messy, remember that Surf excel has plenty of handy stain removal tips.
How to Make a Gingerbread Man Christmas Card
You will need:
- A sheet of sandpaper or tan-coloured paper
- A gingerbread man cookie cutter
- Some coloured marker pens
- Coloured card and paper in festive colours (red, green, gold, white)
- Narrow ribbon
- Fold a piece of coloured card in half.
- Cut a square of a different coloured paper and glue it to the front of the card (make sure it opens left to right).
- Place the cookie cutter on top the sandpaper and draw around it with a thick black marker pen.
- Cut out the gingerbread man and glue it to the front of the card.
- Using the marker pens, give your gingerbread man eyes, a mouth, buttons, and any other decoration you feel like.
- Take your thin ribbon, tie it into a bow, and glue it to the gingerbread man’s neck.
How to Make a Christmas Tree Card
You will need:
- Green paper or magazine pages
- Coloured paper
- Coloured card
- A gold or silver pen, glitter pen, or decorative items like sequins or stickers
- Construct the basic card format as above (Steps 1 and 2).
- Cut strips of the green paper and glue one under the other, in a pyramid shape, to form the tree.
- Cut a small strip of brown paper to form the trunk of the tree and a different coloured paper pot shape to complete the design.
- Use the gold or silver pen to add a star to the top of the tree and decoration to the branches.