When we went caroling last week I wanted to have cards for the girls to pass out to the people we were visiting, and they were very excited to make something to bring along with us. These washi tape ornament Christmas cards turned out so pretty that I just had to share them with you.
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Homemade Christmas Cards
I apologize for the lack of process photos. I wasn’t planning to share these on the blog, and I was busy crafting along with the girls. I’ll do my best to outline the steps, but I know you won’t have any trouble–these were very easy!
- Card stock-I cut each 8.5 x 11 inch sheet into halves and then folded them.
- Paper circles approximately 1.5 inches in diameter
- Washi tape in holiday colors or any combination of your choice
- Glue stick
The girls placed strips of washi tape on the paper circles in any pattern or combination of their choice. As we did with our washi tape wreath craft I tore pieces of tape in advance so Tinker could easily participate. We didn’t worry about the tape extending past the circle. They just placed it any which way.
After the girls finished covering each paper circle I trimmed around the edge of the circle to remove any tape that was hanging over the edge.
Then Lovey glued the circles to the front of our cards with a glue stick while Tinker added a Christmas sticker on the inside.
I finished the cards by adding a line and bow to each ornament and writing a quick message on the inside of the card.
While this isn’t a craft very young kids could do on their own, it was wonderful for the three of us to sit down together and enjoy making gifts for others during the holiday season.
More Christmas Card Ideas
If you’re looking for more Christmas card ideas, you might find inspiration in this collection of kid-made Christmas cards.
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Explore the symbols and traditions of Christmas and incorporate reading, math, science and more in this 169-page preschool secular Christmas lesson plan set full of fun and playful Christmas learning activities for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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