These DIY silhouette Christmas cards just might be my favorite homemade cards this year.
So bright and colorful and there are a tons of ways you can personalise them. Great art project for a classroom too, as these can be very open ended when it comes to creating.
Handmade cards are the best! They are great fun for all ages, kids and kids at heart alike and everyone enjoys receiving a well thought out and unique homemade Christmas card.
This particular one is crazy easy to make and will turn out gorgeous each and every time.
As it’s super simple it’s a great project to make with toddlers (let them decorate and you be the one assembling), preschoolers, kids in kindergarden and older kids. The older, the more of the process they will be able to make on their own.
There are many different ways you can make the base of the card, I’ll talk about them a bit later, so this one really is perfect to make in the classroom for kids to make a gift for their parents and family.
Ready to start making your own? Let’s get crafting!
How to Make Silhouette Christmas Cards
What you need
- a A4 sized or letter sized sheet of white heavier print paper or white construction paper – alternatively you can also use blank cards
- sheet of black paper
- coloring supplies (we used brush markers – Tombows are my pick)
For decorating the base a number of materials can be used – watercolors, scrap paper, crayons, finger-paints, paints, stamps… You name it! Offer your kids a variety of coloring supplies and let them decorate their base however they see fit.
To make the cards even more festive, you can also use glitter glue or gemstones to add shiny accents.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Fold the sheet of white paper in half. This large format is perfect for younger kids.
For older kids, cut the sheet of paper in half, and fold those in half – one sheet of paper will make 2 cards. Any other dimension is perfectly fine too.
I decorated mine with a “ombre” look-ish, alternating different matching colors with brush markers. Cover the whole surface (or leave white around the edges).
This will make the edges of the base card show, and will add a nice visual effect to the card.
Gently fold it in half (don’t crease) and cut out a Christmas tree shape. This should be easy for most kids, for younger kids you will have to prepare this step.