20 Easy and Colorful DIY Birthday Cards for Kids
Make these Colorful DIY Birthday Cards the next time your pal’s birthday rolls around! Lots of easy ideas for kids of all ages to make by themselves!
Things are opening up and birthday parties are being held again – it sure feels good to hear about after being locked down for so long!
When you have a birthday party to attend, there’s lots to think about. You need to get a gift, wrapping paper and bow, as well as a birthday card. Of course, you can get a card from the store, but where’s the fun in that!
Yes, we think nothing can match the charm of a handmade birthday card, no matter how simple it may be. When you’ve made it by yourself, it’s a unique piece – there is no single copy of it in the entire world! If you’d like to make a card but don’t know where to start, check out these ideas for 20 bright and colorful DIY birthday cards for kids to make for their friends and loved ones.
20 Easy and Colorful DIY Birthday Cards for Kids
1. Pop Up Cake Birthday Card
You can’t have a birthday party without a birthday cake, and if it’s as cute as this one from Red Ted Art, all the better! This calorie-free cake is perfect to surprise anyone on their birthday – the birthday girl or boy won’t believe it’s handmade!
2. Paper Quilled Flower Basket Card
Nothing cheers up a person like a bouquet of flowers, but if you can’t find a fresh bunch, we’ve got something that comes close – a spring bouquet card! This is a great card that has lots of texture, and also helps you show off your quilling skills!
3. Watercolor Birthday Card
We would love it if someone gave us this gorgeous watercolor card from Archzine! They’ve got a full tutorial on how to make this card, and don’t worry – you don’t need to have pro watercolor skills for making this one! The best part is that each one you make will be unique, as your strokes and colors vary from card to card.
4. Birthday Bear Card
How cute is this little guy popping up to say “Happy Birthday”? Shouldn’t you be Studying shows us that it’s really easy to make this card, where the bear looks ready to party, with a party hat and two gift bags in his hands. This would also work great as a belated birthday card in case you forgot someone’s special day!
5. Flower Button Card
The Best Ideas for Kids has a birthday card idea that is perfect to use up that stash of buttons you have with you. This is an open ended project that doesn’t need you to stick to any color themes, so you can go crazy using up your stash on DIY birthday cards for kids!
6. Money Candle Birthday Card
What’s one gift that everyone loves? Money, of course! If you’re planning to gift someone money this year, this card from The Happy Scraps is perfect. We love how the candles are made from notes – quite clever!
7. Handmade Crepe Flower Card
There’s something charming about a single bloom, isn’t there? They’re lovely, but they do die eventually. Solve this problem by giving your loved one a crepe paper flower, and it’ll be just as special since it’s been made with your own hands!
8. 3D Unicorn Card
If you know someone who’s a fan of unicorns you know what card to get them! Try making this one from Red Ted Art – it’s a welcome break from all the pink unicorns that have become way too common, and we love that rainbow tail!
9. Easy Minimal Birthday Card
This watercolor card from Kwerner Design is so simple and elegant, it makes a great card for everyone you share a more formal relationship with, including colleagues or teachers. The best part is that all you need to do is make straight brush strokes – no special painting skills required!
10. Pom Pom Ice Cream Card
Traditionally, a birthday party isn’t considered complete unless it has both ice cream and cake. We’ve already covered a cake card, so here we go with an ice cream one from Archzine! Those pom poms make the ice cream look so realistic, we’re craving a cone right now!
11. Thumbprint Balloons Birthday Card
This is the perfect birthday card idea for Grandma or Grandpa, since you can get all the children and grandchildren to print their little thumbs on the card! No doubt that they’ll absolutely love it, and the kids will also have a lot of fun doing it! Get all the instructions on making this card over at Glued to My Crafts.
12. Washi Tape Birthday Cards
Got lots of decorative tape and don’t know what to do with them? Use them to decorate a blank card, as done at Omiyage Blogs! This is really a cheat method – just take some blank white card stock and stick on the tape in different sizes and you’ve got yourself a super cool birthday card!
13. Rainbow Birthday Cake
This birthday card from I’m in Heaven looks delicious…sorry, gorgeous!! We are absolutely loving that frosting – such beautiful texture! This is seriously a great birthday card that’s not at all hard to make, and is sure to get lots of ‘Wows’ from whoever sees it!
14. Accordion Fold Butterfly Card
This little card is such a cute one, and it works for any occasion other than birthdays too. There may seem to be many elements on the card, but it’s really simple – all you need to do is to gather the pieces and then it’s just a question of assembly.
15. Sprinkles Lollipop Card
This card from Tikkido is perfect for anyone who loves pink! These DIY birthday cards for kids would also work great as invitation cards for a candy theme party – just make the cards smaller. This is really easy to make too, and the main focus has got to be the sprinkles on the top!
16. Embroidered Birthday Card
Got a little one who’s just started learning sewing? Well then let him try out this fun card from Crafting Cheerfully to show off his sewing skills. This is a really sweet card that’s simple enough for sewing beginners to try out and succeed at.
17. Accordion Birthday Card
If you’d like your birthday card to be a little ‘extra’, check out this accordion version from Kara Creates. Tip: Add little paper pockets inside the folds and put little love notes in them, so the recipient can open each one and read as she unravels the card.
18. Birthday Cake Card
Can DIY birthday cards for kids turn into wall art? Well, this card from Crea Bea Cards sure qualifies! Seriously, this art does remind us of the works of Wayne Thiebaud, the father of the food art trend. Make it with thick card and your recipient can use it as wall art too!
19. Cupcake Birthday Card
These days, it isn’t just cake being served at birthdays – there are often matching cupcakes on the side. DIY Candy makes use of this trend with a cute little cupcake card – complete with a candle all tied up in a bow!
20. 3D Cat Birthday Card
Got a cat lover whose birthday is coming up? Well then, Red Ted Art has the perfect birthday card for you! The punny birthday messages are super cute and we absolutely love how well the cats ‘pop’ on the card!
With so many beautiful DIY birthday cards for kids, why would anyone want to buy one from the store? Feel free to add your own special touches to the cards, some embellishments here, some glitter there. Put in a personalized, heartfelt message and be ready to see the expression on your loved one’s face when he or she opens up your card!
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