Monday, 16 November 2009

Easy Christmas Cards for Children

I think that Christmas cards that the children have made are a lovely thing to give, but often they can be messy, difficult, time consuming and complicated to make.  Not these.

Firstly you need:

Masking tape
Green Paint
Sequins or stars

You start by cutting a tree shaped template in a piece of card.  The easiest way to do this is fold it in half.  You can make it as simple or fancy as you like.  I am simple lady myself.

Stick the template on to your card.  I also stick the card down to the table for minimad.

You can either use a sponge or just finger paint in the stencil (sponges are so much easier with small ones)

Watch out it can get messy - Mine wear the art smocks I made from MadDads old work shirts

Allow the cards to dry - MiniMad got a bit bored by this point and MaxiMad finished them off.

Decorate your trees

We used sequins, small stars and glitter

Glitter is always a favorite here

MaxiMad looking proud of his work

The finished articles, we tend to do them all shapes and sizes and do a few each week on the lead up to Christmas.

The deal is, if I have inspired you you do something similar with your chilren, then please add it to the McLinky Below.


Aingeal said...

Lovely cards, might try this idea

Deb said...

Those are lovely cards, you have quite a production line going there!

Jude said...

I might try it too if I can get myself organised. In the past I've cut the christmas tree shape out of the artwork, and stuck it onto the card (I posted this on my blog, using dinosaurs) rather than using a stencil to create the shape, but the effect is different, so I'll give it a try.

Hot Cross Mum said...

Great cards and a lovely idea. Like the template idea especially. I am very much into DIY this year - I think it is sadly going out of fashion so good for you doing some home-made stuff. People love them so much more than shop bought.

SnafflesMummy said...

ooh they look cool. Will be attempting this over the next few weeks.

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