Over 20 Easy Christmas Cards That Kids Can Make

Today we’re sharing home made Christmas cards that kids can make. All of the Christmas card ideas that we’ve gathered here are easy and simple, with something to suit kids of all ages.

Even the youngest kids can get involved in making these cute handprint and footprint Christmas card ideas, these work really well for Christmas card ideas for babies.

Or perhaps your kids are getting ready to hand out their Christmas cards to their school friends and neighbours already.

If the children would like to put more of a home made and personal stamp on their cards, then check out these simple ideas that they will enjoy making.

Christmas time is a season of crafting and making your own Christmas cards is one of our favourite ways to get creative at this time of year.

20 Simple Christmas Card Designs That Kids Can Make. I love these Easy DIY Christmas Card Designs

Christmas cards are a classic holiday tradition and an important part of any family’s Christmas. From holiday greetings to personalized gifts to handwritten notes, kids love creating these traditional holiday cards.

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re looking for something easy and fun to do with your kids this holiday season, these 20+ creative DIY Christmas cards are the perfect solution.

I am so excited to share with you these simple yet festive holiday card designs that kids can make! There are so many reasons to send a personal holiday greeting card this year – especially if you’re not able to be together with family and loved ones in person, or just to wish someone a happy holiday season.

girl making Christmas cards

A handwritten note or a home made card always makes a big impact, there’s nothing better than seeing something the kids have made with their own hands to bring your recipient a smile.

It’s time to get out your crayons and let your creativity run wild! And if you’re happy to brave the mess, get your paints out for the handprints and footprints.

These 20 designs are easy enough for kids to create.

handprints to make a christmas card

Now on to the featured kid-made Christmas card ideas:

(ignore the 12 on the collage below, it really is over 20 – we just added a few more this year)

12 easy and fun Christmas card ideas for kids to make

Here is a list of over 20 super easy Christmas card designs that children can make.

Finger Print Christmas Tree Cards

Make these simple but effective Finger print Christmas cards (from Hands on as we Grow). These are really easy for young children to make, and come out so cute.

finger print christmas tree cards for kids to make

Potato Print Snowman Cards

Make these fun Potato Print Snowman Cards, they have so much personality.

potato print snowman christmas card

Personalised Wreath Christmas Cards

Make your own Personalised Wreath Photo cards – these are so easy to make, using pipe cleaners.

We also made the matching Christmas tree ornaments

photo personalised Christmas card wreath

Make a footprint Snowman

This is a classic. Make a cute little snowman with your child, using their own foot print.

footprint snowman Christmas card idea

Snowman collage Christmas cards

Make snowman collage cards from last year’s Christmas cards

make snowman christmas card from recycled christmas cards

Make photo personalised snowman cards

Adding a photo is a great way to make Christmas cards even more special. These photo snowman cards are so cute and cheeky

snowman photo Christmas card for kids to make

Make photo personalised reindeer cards

These reindeer handprint cards, personalised with your child’s photo, are so cute and funny – and they are easy to make.

handprint reindeer Christmas card for kids to make

Make a handprint Snowflake card

Make snowflakes with shiny silver handprints for a personalised Christmas card idea

snowflake handprint Christmas card idea

Use colouring Pages to create a simple Christmas card

We have so many Christmas colouring pages to print for free here on In The Playroom, you can print them out, have the kids colour in and then stick on to the front of a card for a simple handmade Christmas card.

Try these Christmas stocking coloring pages.

christmas stocking coloring pages for christmas card design

Make a snowman shape card

This simple Christmas card idea is easy for toddlers and preschoolers to put together, while talking about different shapes and textures.

You will need paint, glue and a few basic craft supplies.

make a snowman christmas card

Handprint Christmas Tree Cards

You can make this classic Christmas card idea with painted handprints or use the free printable templates from Kids Craft Room for a less messy version

handprint christmas tree christmas card idea

Button Christmas Cards

Use green and red buttons to create festive designs like fairy lights, or music notes. This idea is great for older children to make really effective Christmas cards

making christmas cards from buttons

Ribbon Lacing Christmas Card

This Ribbon Christmas Cards from Best Toys for Toddlers is a great way to strengthen fine motor skills as children lace the ribbon through the card, just as if they were sewing.

ribbon lacing christmas tree

Bauble Christmas Card

These Bauble Christmas Cards from Red Ted Art are a brilliant option for very young children.

It takes their first mark making and scribbles and transforms them into something recognisable, while still keeping the spirit of your toddler’s work.

easy bauble christmas cards for young children to make

For older kids, they could try making some more detailed bauble christmas cards like these

handmade bauble christmas cards for kids to make

Confetti Wreath Card

These Confetti Wreath Christmas Cards from Best Toys for Toddlers are another option that is great for fine motor skills and honing the pincer grip.

Take a hole punch and make some confetti, then use it to create this detailed wreath effect.

confetti wreath Christmas card craft idea

Santa’s Hat Christmas Cards

These Santa’s hat cards from Mum in the Madhouse are super quick and easy to make, and look so effective with the cotton wool 3d effect

Santa hat christmas card idea

Winter Mittens Christmas Cards

Make winter mitten Christmas cards with our printable templates and cotton wool to decorate

make mittens christmas card idea

Pipe Cleaner Word Christmas Cards

These Pipe Cleaner Christmas Cards from Crafty Morning are so simple. Use red and white pipe cleaners for a candy cane effect or try gold or silver pipe cleaners.

You can spell simple festive words like Joy or love

pipe cleaner words joy christmas card idea for kids to make

Ribbon Christmas Tree Cards

These Ribbon Christmas cards from Mum in the Madhouse are so effective, and easy to make

make a ribbon christmas tree card

Pom Pom Reindeer Card

This Pom Pom Reindeer Card from Hodge Podge Craft comes with a free printable template to help you out.

Make a cute Rudolph the reindeer, with a Pom Pom for his red nose.

Pom Pom reindeer christmas card idea

DAD Christmas Card idea

This Home made Christmas card for Dad from Crafty Morning uses the A of A to incorporate a Christmas tree – what a great idea!

Christmas card for dad craft

Easy Christmas Tree Cards

These four Easy Christmas cards ideas from The Boy and Me all include simple ways to make a Christmas tree design.

christmas tree christmas card crafts

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card

Using patterned Washi tape is another super easy way to create a simple Christmas card with the kids, like these Washi Tape Christmas cards from Mum in the Madhouse

washi tape christmas card easy for kids to make

Make an Angel Card

Make a 3d angel with patterned cardboard and feathers, for the front of your Christmas card

angel craft for kids

Dog Paw Print Christmas Card

Dogs can make a paw print Christmas tree card like this one from Crafty Morning

paw print card for dogs to make at christmas

We hope these ideas for Christmas cards that toddlers can make helped to get you into the holiday spirit and the festive mood.

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Thanks so much.

Happy crafting and Merry Christmas!

9 thoughts on “Over 20 Easy Christmas Cards That Kids Can Make”

  1. I’m loving all the Christmas card ideas, super creative and simple to follow. We need to make a few for grandma and grandpa, I’m a tad behind this year… Thanks for including our Marshmallow Snowman 🙂


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