Fun and Easy Christmas Card Tutorial (Perfect for Kids or Adults)


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Looking for a really fun and easy Christmas card tutorial. So easy in fact that you can easily whip these up with kids?

Our DIY Christmas Card Craft for kids is perfectly geared for children aged 8+. 

Custom Christmas Card Tutorial for Kids

You will be able to enjoy this project with kids of younger age, however, I would expect that you would need to be more hands-on with helping out during each step.

You can find the full step-by-step tutorial on how to create this gorgeous Christmas card below.

Easy Christmas Card Tutorial

Find below the supply list as well as the step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can create this easy and beautiful Christmas card. 

DIY Kids Christmas Card Craft with Instructions

Supply List:

  • 1 x Double-Sided Patterned Paper (12 x 12″)
  • 1 x White Cardstock or Paper (A4 in size)
  • A Range of Colored Paper for the Tree Circles (A4 in size)
  • Scissors
  • Decorative Edge Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer (Not Essential but Helpful – Find the best paper cutter for cardstock here)
  • Glue
  • Black Pen
  • A Way to Make Circles (I'll discuss these below)

Easiest Ways to Create Your Circles:

Here are a few ways in which you can easily create some circles for the card.

1. Use Circle Punches. Kids love using punches, so you can easily leave your child to punch out some circles to their heart's content.

You can even buy circle punches in sets of 3 to get the different size circles that you are after. Here are some great circle punches on Amazon.

EK Tools Circle Punch 2-Inch With Safety Lock, Create Perfect Circles for Handmade Cards, Scrapbooking, Gift Tags, Invitations, Decorations and More

2. Use a manual or electronic die-cutting machine and some circle dies.

Manual die-cutting machines are pretty cheap. You can pick up a Sizzix Big Shot Cuttter for under $100. (Read our Sizzix Big Shot Review here).

Grab your Sizzix Big Shot from Amazon here.

Grab circle dies from Amazon here.

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8/PK - Circles

My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE cranking the handle of a manual die cutter to cut out circles.

This is my preferred way of doing it as you can cut multiple layers at once. If you do a lot of crafts with your kids, these machines are gold!

3. You can create some chipboard circles (as templates) from lids or round objects from around the home. Your child can trace around these and then cut out the circles this way.

Handmade Christmas Card Craft with Kids

Seems painful to me and will take forever – not to mention your child might get bored with it.  But it is a cheap way to do it.


Step 1: Grab your patterned piece of paper and trim it down to A4 size.

  • If you have a trimmer, trim it to 12″ x 8.5″.
  • If you don't have a trimmer, give your child an A4 sheet of cardstock. They can use a pencil and trace around this and then cut out the patterned paper along the pencil lines.

Fold this sheet in 1/2 to make a card. Set aside the rest of the patterned paper so you can use it to make circles for the tree.

Step 2: Trim down your white cardstock to around 5″ x 7.5″. Glue this piece down in the center on the front of your card.

Step 3: Create around 20 circles in different sizes and from a range of colors. We love to mix up solid colors with some double-sided patterned paper.

DIY Christmas Card Craft Idea for Kids

Step 4: Fold each of these circles in half.

DIY Handmade Christmas Card for Kids

Step 5: Pop glue on one-half of the circles and glue these down in a triangle/tree shape on the patterned paper.

Tip: If your child is younger, you might wish to lightly draw a triangle shape on the cardstock so that your child can work inside the space.

DIY Kids Christmas Card Craft

Step 6: Cut down a red piece of cardstock to around 4.5″ x 1″ in size. Cut a triangle shape out of each side of the rectangle to create a banner. (See the photo below for a visual example)

Step 7: With a pencil draw a rectangle on your white paper that measures 3.5″ x 1″. Use some decorative edge scissors to cut around the edge of this border. Glue this down on top of the red banner you created in the previous step.

DIY Xmas Card Craft for Kids

Step 8: Neatly write your Christmas message such as ‘Merry Christmas' to finish off your card. We just went with a simple Christmas saying here, but you can find more fun Christmas headlines here.

Alternative ideas for using circles from the paper:

If you don't want to use paper circles, you can also create a similar card from:

  • Buttons
  • Circle Stickers
  • Die-Cut Snowflakes
  • Circle Stamp and Ink/Paint

How to Make this Craft Easier for Younger Kids:

If your child is younger, you can always pre-cut all the elements for them so that they only have the task of folding and gluing down all the elements.

We hope you had fun spending some quality craft moments with your child. Now the challenge is to go and whip out a few more of these cards so that there are enough for all the family members.

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Hi, I’m Jolene! I have a whole career based on working with all different types of crafts. Some of my work has also been featured in craft magazines. I’m passionate about helping others to unlock their creative potential and turn it into something beautiful. I don’t just provide tutorials on my website, but also inspirational ideas and advice to help kickstart your creativity.

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