With Thanksgiving being celebrated last week it’s time to get into gear with our plans for Christmas learning and gift making. Since we have four kids it can be really fun to see the variety of kid made Christmas cards and gifts that they can come up with. Today we are sharing a simple Christmas card made by Big Red using watercolor and cookie cutters. The boys have been in a watercolor painting kick so why not create cute Christmas cards from their artwork!
Gather Your Supplies:
Cardstock or Construction Paper
Scissors- we used some from Fundanoodle
How We Made our Christmas Card:
The first thing we did was to watercolor a picture on our watercolor paper. We found a few pictures that had been made the week before and re-purposed one of them for this project.
We let our paintings dry before deciding what the main image of the card was going to be. I gave the boys a choice of train, star, tree, house or gingerbread ornament.
We traced each ornament on the watercolor painting and were able to fit five cookie cutters on one page!
Next we grabbed some scissors to cut out our designs. We just got our package of Fundanoodle in the mail and it included a super cute 3 pack of scissors. Since we love beta testing things out both Big Red and I just had to try them for this kid made Christmas card project! They work much better than I expected.
After cutting our out train, star, house, snowman and Gingerbread man, Big Red folded the construction paper in half and then in half again to create the base of the card.
Then it was time to break out the glue sticks! I think this might be one of my boys favorite things!
He picked one image for each card and is already planning which relative get which card!
Make sure to stop over and check out yesterday’s awesome Simple Candle Christmas Card from Witty Hoots ! It’s super cute and uses Sequins!
This post is part of the Kid Made Christmas Cards 2016 series organized by Mum in the Madhouse.
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