We’re starting off our holiday preparations by making some kid-made Christmas Cards. This is something the children have done every year, for almost their whole lives. From a sparkly Christmas tree to learn shapes to upcycled baby wipe lids as thank you cards, it’s always fun! This year we’re totally into origami, so we’re taking that love to our Christmas cards with an adorable origami Santa Christmas card.
We brought down our Christmas craft supplies box from the attic before the rest of the festive decorations to get us feeling creative. Although we didn’t use many items from our box, it was fun looking through it and thinking of ways to use the items in it.
Supplies for an origami Santa Christmas Card:
- Card stock
- Origami paper
- Pens and markers
- Double-sided tape
- Any other embellishements (sequins, pompoms, paint, glitter, etc.)
How To Make an Origami Santa
I’ve made a quick video for you to watch with the directions on how to fold an origami Santa (this hasn’t been the best week for me, so please forgive the quality of it – tell me I’m not the only one with a whole week of Mondays!):
How To Assemble the Santa Card
After my children folded their origami Santas with more grace than I mustered, they folded a piece of card stock in half to make the greeting card.
Then they took some time to come up with the look they wanted for the front of their cards.
The first idea that came to mind was to have Santa coming out/going down a chimney. As you can see, each card has it’s own personality!
Tristan made a sooty Santa shouting, “Ho ho ho!”
Kallista drew the whole house and went a little crazy with pompoms!
The third card was a group collaboration with a painted sky and sequins for stars and snowflakes.
Kallista is on a roll and has finished a second card with Santa placing gifts under the tree.
And she’s currently working on yet another new adaptation.
We wanted to give you as many kid-made Christmas card ideas as possible, so we’ve joined in a group series. Head over to Mom In The Madhouse to see all of the kid-made Christmas cards already completed, such as these Sponge Printed Christmas Tree Cards by Emma Owl. There is still another week of additions to come, so keep checking back each day as the list is updated.