Forget trawling the shopping malls and get the kids to whip up these gorgeous DIY Christmas cards instead!
During the downtime between rushing off to meet Santa and sending the kids to holiday camp, there’ll be time to fill with something a little less frantic. Idea alert: DIY Christmas cards, perfect for getting a head start on your gift prep…
Mollymoo Veggie print cards
Put that old potato to use by making some veggie print cards by Mollymoo (pictured top). Add your own personal touches and little details and, voila, you’ve got yourself a chubby snowman, owl or whatever else you fancy!
Fingerprint reindeer cards
Awww, this fingerprint reindeer design from Toby and Roo is not only beyond adorable, but will be a forever memory of just how teeny tiny your tot’s finger prints were once upon a time.
Sant-errific + glitter = so much yas!
We love a bit of glitz so we’ll deffo be making a Santa gift card holder by Stamp with Heather – a two-in-one envelope and Christmas card all in one hit. Made by sticking glitter paper on a long envelope and folding it in half, this is one Sant-eriffic card! Is there ever a thing as too much dazzle during the festive season? We think not.
Who doesn’t love a pop-up card? This one by Red Ted Art takes a bit of creative folding (if you’ve ever made a fan from a piece of paper, you’re already a pro) but once you’re done you’ll have a fully-formed tree, and yes, you will feel very proud of yours-elf.
Coloured paper Santa
Grab a few pieces of coloured paper and a bit of creativity and you’ve got yourself a Santa design by Kate’s Creative Space that can be used as deco to paper bags and even gift tags. Cuteness overload.
Sew your way to the holidays
Encourage new skills by making a Christmas card that needs sewing thanks to an easy tutorial by Hello, Wonderful. It’s never too early to get the kiddos trained up in the art of domesticity, after all! Trace out the shape you want and then help little ones to (very carefully) sew within the shape. Think of it as colouring with thread.
Kids Craft Room have the best card ideas for imaginative kiddos. These reindeer greeting cards double up as puppets so there’s plenty of lasting fun that will last long after the card has been opened.
Festive button cuteness
Adventure In A Box’s DIY card is a joint parent-child project you’ll both love. Line the back of a cutout with packaging tape and let tot go wild sticking as many buttons as they like on before filling the gaps with glitter: instant festive feels.
Bow tie pasta wreath
When you’ve got kids, you’re bound to have all kinds of pasta in the pantry – so why not make a card out of ’em? This shimmery wreath from Crafty Morning is a combination of our three most favourite things: Christmas, pasta and glitter. And the best part? This DIY Christmas card is easy peasy enough for your toddler to make!