Run out of Christmas Card Ideas? Check out these super cute crafts
At this time of year, we’re all looking for Christmas card ideas. This is especially true if you like to do crafts with younger children. There’s nothing quite like a homemade Christmas card to give to Mom or Dad, or to send off to Grandma and Grandpa, or your favorite aunts and uncles.
Unfortunately, while still cute, our very youngest kids tend to make indecipherable cards with scrawls of crayons we have to label as trees and presents. Of course, this type of card has its place. But sometimes you want Christmas card ideas that double as crafts for children of various ages, or you may want something that looks a bit more impressive.
So what’s the answer? Christmas stickers, of course! Stickers are the answer to almost all of your Christmas card ideas. They are premade so not only are the super convenient, they look great too. You can work with kids to create some really spectacular designs. And best of all, kids of all ages — from the tiniest preschooler to the most reluctant teen — enjoy working with stickers.
Transforming stickers into Christmas card ideas
It might sound simple to use stickers to make Christmas cards, and essentially, it is. But if you want to duplicate the card shown here, go with the following steps.
What You’ll Need
-Green and red paper
-Blank cards, or cardstock to fold into cards
-A wide variety of Christmas stickers
-Pens, markers, crayons, glitter, and other decorative materials as desired
What To Do:
1. Discuss how to create a pattern. If you’re a teacher, homeschooler, or math savvy parent, this is a great time to sneak in a math lesson on patterns and symmetry.
2. Give each child two identical squares of paper, one in green and one in red. You can buy notepads in the right size, but it’s very easy to cut larger papers into squares, too. Glue the papers together diagonally.
3. Have the children create a pattern using the stickers and the red and green papers. Encourage them to use their imagination, but also to think about the finished product and how it will balance. You can talk about color schemes and principles of art — this easy Christmas craft is a teacher’s dream.
4. Glue the finished sticker page onto the front of the blank card. Invite children to personalize the card with their own messages or further decorations. Inside the card, they can write personal messages to the recipient.
This is a great Christmas craft for kids of any age. Older kids can spend hours working on careful drawings or elaborate decorations, while younger kids bask in the fun of using stickers. Either way, you wind up with cute Christmas cards to send to parents, friends, and neighbors alike.
Stickers are a great way to make your Christmas card ideas come to life, so enjoy this creative twist on a simple idea.