By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
You can make this simple Santa Christmas card on construction paper or cardstock. Felt is also an option, but whatever you choose it'll be wonderful greeting card for kids to make!
What you'll need:
- Green construction paper or cardstock
- Construction paper or felt in red, white, peach and pink
- 1 small white pom-pom
- Glue stick or felt glue
- White or gold paint pen
- Pink paint
- Small round sponge applicator
- Black marker
How to make it:
- Fold cardstock or construction paper into a card (see image).
- Following the pattern, cut out Santa pieces from felt or construction paper. If using construction paper, you can either cut out pink cheeks or you can use the sponge applicator to add pink paint cheeks (see image).
- For construction paper, use the glue stick to add Santa to the front of the card. First glue on the hat, then the face, then the hat brim (see image). Next, add the cheeks, then the beard. If using felt, using felt glue to attach the pieces.
- Use a paint pen (or any marker) to add "Ho! Ho! Ho!" across the top of the card. We also wrote "Merry Christmas" on the bottom of the larger card (see image).
- Cut one side of the pom-pom to make it flat, glue the flat side to the point of Santa's hat.
- Use a black marker to dot on two eyes.
- Felt glue works much better that white craft glue when working with felt. Felt glue does not soak in as readily as white craft glue.
- The pattern for the beard can be cut with wavy lines as we did, or for smaller children, simple use a smooth line to cut out the beard.
- If you don't have a paint pen, simple use a marker to add your sentiments.