Check out these simple DIY Christmas Cards – the perfect holiday craft to make with a group of kids!
These easy DIY Christmas cards are a great way to put those treasures from your latest nature hike to good use! Set kids out in the yard or go for a walk in the woods and gather all of the materials you’ll need to create your own mini Christmas trees.
You can even try out a sensory motor scavenger hunt along the way to get those little bodies moving and shaking!
What You’ll Need:
-Sprigs of pine or other evergreen bushes/trees
-Yellow construction paper stars or star stickers
What to Do:
This is a great project to set up inside a sensory table or a large plastic bin/tray because it can get a little messy! So set out your nature treasures inside the bin along with the glue, cardstock, and scissors.
Have kids use the scissors to trim their evergreen sprigs to make the shape of a Christmas tree. For some of our sprigs, we were able to simply trim off some of the needles on one side and glue the flat side to the cardstock to make our tree. For other kinds of evergreen sprigs, we cut them into the shape we wanted and then glued them flat to the cardstock.
Next, depending on the kind of tree they’ve made, kids can add a “trunk” to their Christmas trees by breaking the twigs into small pieces and gluing them in the middle of their tree.
Finally, have them add a star to the top of their tree! And voila! You’ve got a great little holiday card! These make great gift ideas for mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa. Or you can use them as gift tags or even as place cards at the holiday dinner table!
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