Spread love this holiday season with a handmade card, chosen from our list of simple and sweet DIY Christmas Card Ideas for Kids.
“A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near”. That seems like the perfect way to describe a Christmas card!! When you want to show your love and appreciation, and you don’t want to go the commercial route, a handmade card is your best option!
The first Christmas Cards were sent in 1843, and they were carefully made one by one, due to which they were expensive and could only be afforded by the rich. However, when they started getting mass-produced, it became so popular that now it’s an integral part of Christmas celebrations, just like the tree and wreath!
Of course, these days you can just send an e-card and be done with it, but where’s the fun in that? If you ask me, it feels a bit impersonal too! A digital card simply cannot evoke the same emotions in that quote we mentioned above. For that, nothing can beat a handmade card!
So here are 20 simple and sweet DIY Christmas Card Ideas that kids can make, with a little help from Mom or Dad. Most of these require very basic supplies and just a little time, and we even have some last minute ideas. So now, there’s no excuse not to make a handmade card this Christmas!
20 Simple DIY Christmas Card Ideas for Kids
Recreate quaint snowy village scenes with this lovely card idea from Krokotak. The actual technique is pretty simple and straight forward, but there’s still a lot of scope for customization. Make a full set of these to give out to all your family and friends – they’ll love displaying it in their homes!
I personally love cards with multiple textures, like this snowflake lacing card that uses yarn, fabric and of course, card stock. Go with different color combinations of fabric and card to get some really pretty cards. Also a great fine motor activity for little kids!
If you’ve got good quality card stock, please do make this fun handprint reindeer card from The Best Ideas for Kids! Including the light bulbs makes it so festive, and the pom pom and googly eyes makes this one cute reindeer!
This project from HGTV shows us what amazing things a little double sided tape can do! Yes, that is the trick behind these 3D Christmas Trees that look so smart with their little ribbons and minimalistic design!
Doesn’t matter if it snows in your place or not – a snowman is a must have for Christmas! And if you can’t make one with real snow, make one with paint, on a Christmas card. When it looks as happy as this one, it’s perfect to spread the cheer around!
Here’s a project from Crafty Morning that requires all of two steps. One, where you use a sharpie to draw in the lines, and two, where the kids take over and do the rest! Lay out the paint pots and let those little fingers and thumbs do their part in creating a cute little Christmas lights card.
Handprint cards are an easy option even for little kids, and this one from Blitsy is ridiculously easy to make! Once you’ve got the tree and the trunk, just go crazy with jewels and embellishments for a tree that sparkles all over! You can also try sequins or tiny pom poms if you want it a little less blingy.
This DIY card from Michelle Philippi does not have much in the way of instructions, but it’s so easy you don’t really need them. Draw the strings and then stick on any buttons of your choice. I’d say this is a great way to finish up mismatched buttons that are lying around!
This is a Christmas Card that is sure to make the recipient smile. When he opens it, out pops a 3 D Christmas tree, surrounded by brightly colored presents! And with little snowflakes all over, this is Christmas inside a pop up card!
These adorable DIY cards are from – who else, but Disney!! If you’ve ever been to Disney World and worn those hats, you’ll absolutely love these cute snowmen. All those little details really make these cards pop!
I can’t get over how easy and adorable this card is!! Kristina Werner uses paint to make the little birds, but you can try it with finger prints or thumb prints. Can’t think of a cuter card to give Grandma or Grandpa!
If you’re looking for something a little edgier this holiday season, try these silhouette cards from Easy Peasy and Fun. Use colored markers or watercolors to get that lovely effect, which really stands out among all the black. Go for simple outlines so cutting is not too difficult or messy.
Here’s another card idea to try in black. To make it really impressive, go with neon colored laces and paints. Want to go a step further? Try glow-in-the-dark paints so that your card lights up even when the lights go off!
Cute as a Fox has a clever idea for a Christmas card, which could be a melting snowman or simply a snowman who’s looking up at the falling snow. Whatever it is, those black rhinestones really glam it up, while the multicolored ribbon keeps it from being too dull.
Who know that paint chips would make such beautiful trees? This card from One Little Project is so easy to make, but people are going to be super impressed when they receive these – they’re that awesome!
If you’d like to take basic lacing to the next level, try out these cute cards from Hello, Wonderful. They’re so cute and quite clever too, especially the stringing of the beads on the yarn. Mixing different colors of yarn also makes for a lovely effect.
Red Ted Art has a printable template available for download, so this reindeer card is easier to make than it looks! We all love cards with a little surprise inside them, and this 3 D reindeer makes for a cute one!
Want a quick last minute idea for a DIY Christmas Card? Well, we’ve got two! Check out these free printable Christmas cards featuring Santa and Frosty, where all you have to do is download, print and fold. Use good quality paper so the cards don’t crumple.
Got a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-loving preschooler at home? Then Kiwi Lane has got the perfect DIY Christmas card idea for you! A Mickey silhouette wearing a Santa cap with mistletoe on it. The making of the card is actually super easy and just involves assembly of the basic pieces.
Here’s another super quick last minute Christmas card idea from Crafty Morning. Paint bow tie pasta, get some ribbon and cardstock and that’s it!! Use glitter paint for a more festive look, and pair the wreath with a contrast colored bow.
Whether your favorite part of Christmas is the tree, snowmen, the wreath, the lights or good ol’ Rudolph, you can make a card to match! Don’t forget to write a cute little message inside the card too, to spread goodwill and cheer all around!