Homemade Christmas Cards

Homemade Christmas cards are inexpensive to make and a must-have at Christmas!

We have got several different ideas for your handmade cards with step-by-step instructions and free templates to download.

Your kids will definitely enjoy making them and giving them away!

Penguin Card

This one is pretty much our Penguin collage turned into a greeting card!

Time needed:

30 minutes

What you need:

  • white A5 card
  • black card
  • orange card
  • wobbly eyes (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue

1. Print out our free template and cut out the pieces.

2. Fold the A5 white card in half and cut off the top as shown in the template.

3. Cut out the head, flippers, feet and nose.

4. Glue on the flippers, then the head, feet and nose.

5. Add the wobbly eyes or make them out of white paper.


Get your free Penguin Christmas Card template here!

Printed Christmas Tree

Cardboard prints are a great way to make several cards that should look (almost) the same. They are quick and easy to make and printing is always great fun for kids!

Time needed:

30 minutes for the first card, 10-15 for the following

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of cardboard
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paint brush
  • green acrylic paint
  • white card
  • red card
  • black felt-tip pen

1. Draw a tree onto a piece of cardboard and cut it out.

2. Stick a larger piece of cardboard onto the back of the tree.

3. Cover the tree with a generous amount of green paint.

4. Print it onto the white card.

5. Stick it onto your red card - fold it in half before you do as this will be your Christmas card.

6. Using the black felt-tip pen write "Merry Christmas" onto your card.


You can make several cards using the same cardboard tree - none of them will look quite the same which makes them all unique!

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