Make some Homemade Christmas cards with the kids to share with your family and friends this Christmas! Watercolor Christmas tree Christmas cards can be made with old or new watercolor paintings. Invite children to paint with watercolors to make Christmas Tree cards, or recycled old artwork to make these handmade Christmas cards.
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How to Make Watercolor Christmas Tree Christmas Cards
We used wet-on-wet watercolor paintings to make these beautiful homemade watercolor Christmas tree cards.
If your children are able to use scissors well enough to cut out Christmas tree’s they can help with every step of this card making activity. Younger children can help by creating artwork and gluing the trees to the blank cards.
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Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards: Materials
- Your Child’s artwork (To find materials and directions for wet-on-wet watercolor click on the link.)
- 50 Blank Greeting Cards & Envelopes
- Christmas tree cookie cutter or FREE Christmas Tree Template
- Glue Stick
Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards Step by Step Directions
Step 1 – Gather some of your child’s artwork and/or invite your child to create some wet-on-wet watercolor paintings.
We used a few wet-on-wet watercolor paintings that my daughter painted as a part of her Waldorf homeschool education, but you can use lots of other kinds of artwork or paintings to make Christmas tree Christmas cards. If you think the art will look good cut up into Christmas trees it will work.
Step 2 – Create a Christmas Tree Template
Next, create a Christmas tree template to make the Christmas trees for the watercolor Christmas tree cards. Print our FREE Christmas Card Template onto cardstock and cut it out–you want a nice thick tree to trace. Alternatively, you can use a Christmas tree cookie cutter as your tracing template.
Step 3 – Trace Christmas Tree Template or Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
Trace Christmas tree template or Christmas tree cookie cutter on the back of the artwork that you have made or collected. Trace in pencil to create Christmas Trees for the Christmas Cards. Tracing the Christmas tree on the back of the artwork will keep pencil marks from showing up on your trees once you cut them out.
Step 4 – Cut out each Christmas Trees
Use a pair of scissors to cut out each Christmas tree to use for your Christmas tree cards.
Step 5 – Glue one Christmas Tree to the front of each blank card
Use a glue stick to attach each Christmas tree on the front of each blank greeting card.
Step 6 – Write greetings in your Christmas cards and send them to family and friends.
Friends and family love to receive homemade Christmas cards from the kids!
Handmade Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards Step by Step Photo Tutorial
Homemade Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
Watercolor tree Christmas cards are a wonderful way to make use of children’s artwork. Make some new art to use to make Christmas tree cards or find some old artwork that would make lovely Christmas tree cards. The options are endless!
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