Each year Londyn and I make different homemade crafts for her to give as gifts. So far, we have made ornaments and different canvas paintings; this year we are making our own Christmas cards! These were fairly simple to make, and my four-year-old was able to handle putting all of the fingerprints on the tree by herself. If you’re looking for an affordable but meaningful gift to give this season, you should definitely give these a go!
- green and red construction paper
- paint (any colors you like!)
- Trace child’s hand on green paper then cut out.
- Fold the red paper in half like a card.
- Glue the green hand onto the front of the red paper.
- Place different color fingerprints along the green hand to mimic the look of ornaments on a tree.
- Optional: paint a zig-zag line back and forth along the tree to resemble ribbon.
- Draw a trunk and skirt on the tree.
- Write or paint Merry Christmas along the top and bottom of the card.
Once Londyn finished her fingerprints, I went in and completed all of the smaller details to make the card complete! I also decided to add a small sequin to the center of the “star” just to make it pop a bit more.
You can get as creative or go as simple as you please with this card in order to make it exactly what you want it to be. I hope you all have fun & enjoy this craft with your kids just as much as we did!
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
– Matthew 1:21
With Love, Jeni