My little ones are really into arts and crafts, and we love making cards together. We always try our very best to make our own Christmas cards and to have the whole family included one way or another.
This year, we went for painted Christmas trees and each card took no more than 5 or 6 minutes to put together. We made a few cards but after half an hour or so, the three girls had had enough. To avoid a meltdown, we made one large version of the tree that I scanned and printed onto card. Win, Win!
What you need:
A5 card in your chosen colour, folded in two
Optional: ribbon and PVA glue
What to do:
Start by cutting the paper into 9x14cm rectangles.
In pencil, draw a faint outline for a Christmas tree (triangle).
Using a cotton bud, paint a garland going across the tree.
Using cotton buds
or fingers, add colourful dots (baubles) in assorted colours.
Fill the rest of the tree with green dots, making sure the pencil outline is covered, and add a trunk to the tree.
Once the paint is dry, stick onto card.
What do you think?
If you are looking for quick and easy activities to do on a rainy day with your children, why not try our washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts, an embroidered canvas , a stained-glass picture or even make your own play dough?
Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.