Little ones will have lots of fun creating this friendly Snowman. With hardly any cutting involved, young children will easily be able to make this card. Encourage kids to get creative by choosing different coloured accessories for their snowman and they can experiment with facial expressions to give him (or her) different personalities!
Simple but effective, the fluffy pipe cleaners form the craft tub are perfect for making a warm woolly scarf for the snowman.
1. Cut the pipe cleaner into 2 pieces, one slightly longer than the other.
2. Twist them together to create the crossover in the snowman’s scarf, and stick it across the centre of the card.
3. Stick on 2 wiggly eyes at the top of the card.
4. Cut out a thin triangle from orange felt and stick it on to make the nose.
5. Draw on a mouth with the black felt tip.
6. Stick on 2 pompoms at the bottom of the card, to make the buttons.
Children can recreate everyone’s favourite reindeer with just a few materials from the craft tub. The tub contains coloured corrugated card, which you can use for his face, but for a more traditional Rudolph you can turn it over and use the brown side like we did. The red sparkly pom pom in the craft tub is perfect for Rudolph’s very shiny nose.
With some cutting and lots of sticking, there’s plenty to keep children entertained. Why not put on some Christmas songs while you make your cards to get you and your little ones in the Christmas spirit!
1. Cut out a round shape from the brown card, and stick it to the centre of the white card
2. Stick on 2 eyes and the red pompom to make Rudolph’s face.
3. Stick the 2 red ovals at the top of his face for ears.
4. Cut the pipe cleaner in half, then fold each piece in half, and twist together, leaving 2-3cm untwisted at the ends.
5. Curve each of the ends slightly to make antlers.
6. Stick the antlers at the top of Rudolph’s face.
Sparkly Tree Card
For a more traditional Christmas tree, help children draw and carefully cut out a Christmas tree shape in green felt. Kids can then go crazy decorating their tree with sparkly pom poms, buttons and gems, all topped off with a big yellow foam star.
This craft is fun for all ages and it doesn’t have to be neat; whoever the recipient is, they’ll appreciate the effort that’s gone into making it and be sure to display it proudly on their mantelpiece.
1. Cut out a Christmas tree shape from the green felt.
2. Stick the red foam rectangle to the centre of the bottom of the white card.
3. Stick the Christmas tree shape on top, overlapping the rectangle so it looks like a tree trunk.
4. Decorate your tree with the pompoms, gems and buttons.
5. Add the yellow star at the top to complete the card.
Who can resist anything with wiggly eyes? We can’t and we’re pretty certain children won’t be able to either! There’s lots of fun to be had cutting and sticking card, felt and pom poms to make this purple penguin, not forgetting the wiggly eyes!
Help them draw and cut out the shape for the penguin or let older children do it themselves – they won’t be perfect but that only adds to their charm!
1. Draw a large curved shape for the penguin onto the back of the corrugated card.
2. Add two triangles for wings, and a smaller curve inside the large one for its belly.
3. Cut out the penguin, and glue it onto the white card.
4. Cut out a triangle of orange felt for the beak, and glue it on.
5. Add two wiggly eyes to complete the penguin’s face.
6. With the black felt tip, carefully draw two lines to separate the penguin’s wings from its body.
7. Glue on the white pompoms at the top of the card to make snow.
Smiley Tree Card
This Christmas card design is so easy to make and an ideal project for younger children as the tree is made from a triangle of green felt, which is simply stuck down to the card. Little ones can choose how they want to decorate the tree but we opted for a cute face with different sized wiggly eyes.
We left the background blank on most of our cards but you can get children to jazz it up with coloured pens and pencils.
1. Cut out a large triangle from the green felt, and stick it in the centre of the white card.
2. Stick two wiggly eyes onto the centre of the triangle; we’ve used different eyes for extra fun!
3. Carefully draw on a smiley mouth with the black felt tip.
4. Stick on the 3D red foam square at the bottom of the tree, to make the pot.
5. Add a big yellow star at the top, to complete your Christmas tree!
The Craft Tub Includes:
- 15 x Buttons
- 1 bag EVA shapes
- 2 x Ribbons
- 1 bag EVA Beads
- 30 x Wiggly Eyes
- 28 x Pom Poms
- 2 x Corrugated Paper
- 5 x small pipe cleaners
- 20 x Feathers
- 1 bag colour matchsticks
- 2 Sheets Eye Stickers
- 5 x straws
- 1 bag EVA sticky shapes
- 6 x Polystyrene balls
- 25 x Lollipop Sticks
- 2 x Felt Sheet
- 2 x Crepe Paper
- 1 bag Gemstones
- 30 x Wooden Beads
- 20 x Glitter Pom Poms
- 2 x Large Pipe Cleaners
Get crafty with your little ones this Christmas and don’t forget to share your pictures with us in the comments box below.