Simple Kid Made Santa Hat Christmas Card

As you can probably tell by the last few posts I’m trying my hardest to get organised well in advance for Christmas this year.  We always make Christmas cards to send to Grandma’s and other special people, and this year will be no different.  We usually go for some good old handprints or footprints but this year we will more than likely be making them after school.  With a very tired four year old I wanted something really simple that he could do without very much effort on his part.  With that said I thought I would share with you a really easy, quick, minimal mess, simple kid made christmas card idea.

Santa Hats!

Kid Made Santa Hat Christmas Card

 

You will need:

White card (we used A4)

Red paper

Scissors

PVA Glue

Cotton wool

Method:

  • Cut a santa hat shape out of the red paper.  You can get a template for this here *I cut the shapes out in advance for Luca to make it all a bit quicker and easier for him*
  • If using an A4 piece of card, fold it in half.  We chose to do landscape but you could do them portrait too.
  • On the front side of the card, stick on one of the red hat shapes.

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  • Add a ball of cotton wool to the top of the hat with glue to make the pom pom.

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  • Glue cotton wool along the bottom edge.  We unrolled a cotton wool ball and stuck it along the edge but you could also glue seperate balls along the edge.

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  • Leave to dry and voila! One Santa hat Christmas card.

Simple kid made christmas card - wonderful chaos

Simple kid made christmas card - wonderful chaos

Because these are so quick and easy to make you can make quite a few in one sitting and Luca was able to do it all of it pretty much unaided.  He even decided to add some sparkly stars to one of them to make a sparkly card.  I love how simple these are yet also super versatile, you could do so many things with these cards.  How about adding white glitter to the background to look like snow?

There are about 30 other ideas for Kid Made Christmas cards in the series hosted by Jen from Mum in the Madhouse.  We are going to give these Snowman Paint Cards by a go too, the look great.

9 thoughts on “Simple Kid Made Santa Hat Christmas Card

    • Franki says:

      He really loved that I didn’t have to help him. Makes such a difference and he was engaged with it for so much longer too.

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