DIY marbled Christmas card

DIY marbled Christmas card

Have you ever made Christmas cards with your children? It’s something we do each year and their grandparents love receiving these cards. 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.

 

Marbled paper christmas card

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DIY marbled Christmas card

You will need:

Shaving foam

Poster paint

A stick

Deep baking tray

Large lolly stick

A4 white card

Christmas foam stickers

 

Marbled paper christmas card

Here’s what you will need.

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.

 

Marbled paper christmas card

Marbled paper christmas card

This almost looks good enough to eat! I wouldn’t recommend it though.

 

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.

 

Marbled paper christmas card

 

Leave to dry before moving onto the next step.

This video shows the process much better than I can ever write.

 

 

How to make a Christmas card with your marbled card

This was my toddlers 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.

 

Marbled paper christmas card

Concentrating hard

Marbled paper christmas card

Marbled paper christmas card

 

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.

 

 

This post is part of Kid-made Christmas hosted by Teach me, Mommy.

You can join in the fun and show us how YOU are making YOUR Christmas a kid-made one by using the hashtag #kidmadexmas on social media. We might just re-share your ideas!

 

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4 Comments

  1. November 17, 2018 / 11:03 am

    That looks like such a fun process! Thanks for sharing it during our Kid-made Christmas series!

    • Claire
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Your welcome, thanks for having me involved.

  2. Nicole The Professional Mom Project
    December 9, 2018 / 1:01 am

    These are lovely and it’s so nice to receive a hand made card. So special and fun for the kids too

    • Claire
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      I couldn’t agree more.

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