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Easy DIY Christmas Cards to make with the kids

Dec 14, 2018
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Anyone else into some festive sentiment? What better way to pull at those family heartstrings (and keep the littles busy) than with some DIY Christmas Cards. They are always a hit and treasured keepsake. This year I was super excited to get Ava involved too.

Supplies needed:

  • Paint
  • Texture art paper or craft cardboard
  • A palette or plate for easy use 
  • Con-tact paper
  • Scissors
  • A pencil with an eraser at the end
  • An apron for protection when things get messy 
Step 1: 

Draw and cut out your favourite Christmas design on the Con-tact paper. Now, lightly stick your design onto art paper or craft cardboard. The paper needs to be textured and not smooth otherwise it won’t be possible to remove the Con-tact paper afterwards. 

Extra Tip: Try making the Con-tact paper a little less sticky by sticking it onto some fabric first. A dishcloth or any odd piece will do.

Step 2:

Use the back of a pencil (with an eraser) as a small circle stamp and stamp tiny dots all over your card. Go wild and have fun dipping the pencil into all your favourite colours.

Step 3:

Next you should give your card time to dry completely. Then carefully peel away the Con-tact paper to reveal your crisp, clean design.

Minimal effort that yields maximum results. The girls were so surprised and impressed seeing their artwork come to life as we removed the Con-tact paper. 

Also never underestimate the simplistic beauty of finger prints…

A jumble of tiny prints can be transformed into a snow storm or line them up for a string of Christmas lights. You’re only limited by your imagination.

And Voila!

With a few finishing touches, these DIY Christmas Cards turned out great. We had the best time making them and I just know everyone will love receiving them too.

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