Making simple Christmas cards with the kids is one of my absolute favourite family Christmas traditions.
It’s a lovely Christmas craft activity for children and need NOT be so uber crafty that you do all the work!
So I have for your here a collection of fun Christmas cards even little kids can make at school or home.
There are cool ideas featuring :
- And nativity scenes …
And using all sorts of craft skills :
I hope you have as much fun making these cards as we did – enjoy!
Homemade Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
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Simple Finger Print Christmas Cards
Little finger prints can be turned into everything from Christmas elves to Rudolf with the help of a sharpie.
Robin Fingerprint Cards
These fingerprint robin Christmas cards could not be cuter or simpler. They are easy enough for toddlers but still adorable for older kids.
Rudolf Fingerprint Cards
These cute fingerprint Rudolf Christmas cards are easy enough for toddlers to make and very quick if you need a Christmas card activity for kids in Kindergarten or KS1.
Fingerprint Tree Cards
These fingerprint Christmas tree cards need almost no prep and are again easy enough for toddlers through kindergarten and KS1.
Alternatively you could print out tree templates for kids to decorate with fingerprints for foliage & baubles …
Finger Print Angel Cards
These finger print angels are a bit different but still very cute …
Hand Print Christmas Cards
Hand print Christmas cards are a cool mark making activity for young kids. Or for something less messy hand cut out cards are fun.
Santa Hand Print Cards
Kids can make these cute Santa handprint Christmas cards easily with very little help …
Handprint Tree Cards
These super simple handprint Christmas tree cards are perfect for toddlers with a short attention span.
Just make the print & add glitter …
These handprint Christmas tree cards are an ideal no mess option for the kindergarten or KS1 classroom :
Snowmen Handprint Cards
These cutout snowmen handprint cards are another super cute fine-motor Christmas classroom activity :
Nativity Handprint Cards
Older kids can still enjoy making handprints cards like this fab manger from Crafty Morning.
Gnome Hand Print Cards
These hand cut out Christmas gnome cards are very cute and you can also use the idea for Santa cards.
Angel Hand Print Cards
Alternatively these Angel hand print cards are a clever idea for using hand prints but very simple …
Rudolf Hand Print Cards
We’ve been making these Rudolf handprint Christmas cards since my daughter was tiny. They are very simple for little kids to make.
Foot Print Christmas Cards
Foot print Christmas cards are lots of sensory fun for kids if you’ve got the mental energy for some real mess!
Just remember to plan enough time to make the cards in 2 stages :
- Footprints which then need to dry
- Decorating AFTER footprints dried.
Snowman Footprint Christmas Cards
These snowman footprint cards are super cute and the buttons are a sweet touch if you have any lying around you can recycle …
Rudolf Footprint Cards
I love the pom pom nose on these Rudolf footprint Christmas cards but if you don’t have any a splodge of paint will do just as well …
Mistletoe Footprint Cards
These footprint Christmas cards are very simple for kids to make. The adorable mistletoe cards are a lovely way to save toddler footprints …
Christmas Tree Footprint Cards
Toddler and young kids can also very easily help make these footprint Christmas tree cards …
Santa Footprint Cards
These Santa footprint Christmas cards make a great two stage Christmas craft activity. Make Santa’s hat first and let all the glue dry before sticking it onto the footprint …
Penguin Footprint Cards
Penguin footprint Christmas cards are a fun way for older kids to use the footprint to get creative …
I love these super cute penguins which your kids could easily put onto Christmas cards with little washi tape hats and scarves …
Potato Print Christmas Card Ideas
Potato print Christmas cards are a super simple way for kids of all age to make Christmas cards.
Potato stamps are easy enough for toddlers to use AND much less mess than hand and feet printing!!
Potato Print Bauble Christmas Cards
You can just cut potatoes in half to print plain baubles on your potato stamp Christmas cards and then decorate the baubles with sparkles, buttons etc once they have dried …
Or cut patterns into the potato so kids can mix up the colours in their potato stamp Christmas cards …
Penguin Potato Print Christmas Card
This penguin potato print Christmas card – from The Crafty Crow – is unbelievably simple but utterly adorable for little kids including even very tiny toddlers to make.
The beak and feet are fingerprints splodged after the black paint dried.
Snowman Potato Print Christmas Card
These super cute snowman potato print Christmas cards – from Molly Moo Crafts – are also incredibly easy for little kids to make …
Rudolf Potato Print Christmas Cards
And these Rudolf the Reindeer potato print Christmas cards are just as cute and just as easy …
Christmas Cookie Cutter Potato Stamps
You can use any Christmas cookie cutters you have to cut out shapes in your potatoes to make stamps.
Star shaped potato print Christmas cards are a lovely easy option …
As are these potato print Christmas cards made with a Christmas tree cookie cutter …
If you don’t have cookie cutters you can make these lovely potato print Christmas tree cards simply by cutting triangles on the potatoes …
More Simple Stamped Christmas Cards
Duplo Print Christmas Cards
These Duplo print Christmas cards are a super quick low prep Christmas craft activity with pre-schoolers. Simply cut out some green card trees and then let them print away.
It can even be a bit of a colour mixing activity as if you stick to primary colours, children can start to see how others colours are formed when the primary colours mix.
Leaf Print Christmas Cards
These leaf print Christmas tree cards are a lovely way to explore nature as part of a Christmas craft activity and again involve almost no prep …
Just grab some white card, leaves and paint and you’re ready to go.
Christmas Collage Cards For Kids To Make
Cutting, Gluing & Sticking Collage Cards
This fantastic collage making Christmas card craft for kids is a super fun way for children to make a big batch of Christmas cards.
You don’t need fancy craft supplies just kitchen foil, old scraps of tissue paper or gift wrap & glitter etc.
All you do is :
- Paste glue over a big piece of foil
- Stick on scraps & sparkles
- Leave to dry
- Cut out tree shapes
- Stick onto your Christmas cards.
Even tiny toddlers can help make the big collage and then you or older kids can cut out the trees.
Torn Tissue Paper Tree Cards
Even very little kids can make these Christmas cards without any help.
So they are a quick fun Christmas craft activity for toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids both at home and in the classroom.
They are also a great way to use up tatty remains of tissue paper and are actually a cool way to practice :
- Fine motor skills
- Size sorting.
Cake Paper Snowmen Cards
These snowman Christmas cards are a cute way to use up tatty cake papers cluttering up your cupboard.
They give you ready cut circles with nice texture that can be easily finished with paper & fabric scraps.
Quick, No Mess Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards
If you’ve not got the energy for paint mess – it IS allowed!! – these paint chip Christmas cards are for you.
Just grab some samples from your local hardware store, cut and stick.
Cotton Wool Christmas Cards For Kids To Make
Quick Santa Hat Cards
This super simple Santa hat Christmas card is a quick, fun Christmas craft activity for preschoolers and kindergarten kids that needs almost no prep at all …
Snowman Christmas Cards
These cotton wool snowman Christmas cards take me back …
I used to make ones just like them with my mum and I think she might even have one still in her loft!
They really couldn’t be easier for little kids to enjoy making for themselves without us pressuring them into complicated crafts.
Q Tip Christmas Cards
These Q tip Christmas cards are perfect for kids who loves tiny fine motor activities …
For more fine motor activities do check out all the lovely ideas here.
Button Christmas Cards
Buttons make very cute Christmas cards for kids and these button snowman Christmas cards are an adorable and easily adapted idea …
Washi Tape Christmas Cards
Washi tape is the best friend ever of tired and NOT very crafty mothers!!
Homemade Christmas Cards With Leftover Gift Wrap
Leftover Christmas gift wrap is another a super useful craft supply for making Christmas cards with kids.
It can easily be cut out into simple Christmas shapes such as :
- And Christmas gifts.
And then stuck on ready folded card.
These lovely Christmas tree cards are actually made from marbled paper but you could achieve the same look with old gift wrap.
I do hope you enjoy these. Do come back and let me know what your kids make.
For more seasonal inspiration do check out my other lovely but super simple Christmas ideas including …