Have you ever made Christmas cards with your children? It’s something we do each year and their grandparents love receiving these cards. Today I’m sharing my favourite DIY marbled Christmas card activity that even your littlest crafter can enjoy.
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Over the years we’ve made a number of different styles. Pinterest is such a great place for inspiration. I find the best for young children though is process-based designs.
Toddlers particularly enjoy the process so much more. The end result might not be a Pinterest worthy Santa or reindeer but young children would struggle with that.
There are ways to make the card obviously festive whilst still allowing your child to enjoy the process. For instance, in this card, I have stuck to classic red and green and I bought a selection of Christmas foam stickers that are festive and fun for toddlers.
DIY marbled Christmas card
You will need:
A stick (I bet you’ve collected lots on your walks)
Deep baking tray
How to marble card or paper
Creating marble paper is a really fun and simple process for young children.
I love process art for young children. I find they enjoy it so much more than crafts with a defined end product (where I end up having to help them out).
My two year old loves painting so this is perfect. She did need some help scraping the foam off at the end. My 5 year old also enjoyed this activity and was able to do it all herself.
To start, fill a tray with shaving foam, then add splashes of paint throughout the foam. Then use a stick to marble the paint throughout the foam.
Place a piece of card or paper on top of the foam and gently press down all over. Lift the card or paper off the foam and use a lolly stick to remove the foam, leaving the paint behind.
Leave to dry before moving on to the next step. This video shows the process much better than I can ever write.
If you choose to use the end result as wrapping paper, then you need to make these Candy Cane Holder and Gift Tags.
This is a fantastic Christmas process art activity, if you want another, try these melted crayon christmas ornaments.
We love this marble-painted Christmas tree for making Christmas cards too.
How to make a Christmas card with your marbled card
This was my toddler’s favourite part of this activity as she was able to do it all herself. I simply gave her a selection of Christmas foam stickers. The only part I had to help with was removing the backing from the stickers.
I hope you enjoy this simple and fun festive activity. It’s great fun and I love the end results. Perfect for making this Christmas a kid-made one.
Where to next?
- Find more Christmas cards for kids to make here.
- Find more Christmas activities for toddlers here
- Have you chosen a toddler advent calendar yet? Click through to find the best ones for 2021.
- Here is another Christmas activity for young kids – Christmas tree play dough
- Have you ever made a book advent calendar? Find out how to create a book advent calendar here.
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