Christmas is almost here, yay! A homemade Christmas card will surely warm hearts this holiday season. Loaded with love, creativity, and personality, each card you make will be a unique expression of Christmas joy.
Our Christmas tree pop up card is super fun and easy to make. So get those craft supplies ready. It’s time to get crafty, Christmas style!
Things you’ll need
- Construction paper
- Plastic fork
- Pencil tip eraser or cotton swabs
- Glue stick
- Star stickers (optional)
You can start by making your Christmas tree. Fold a piece of construction paper in thirds. (This will make two trees for two cards.)
Draw and cut out a triangle shape.
Fold a ½” lip down both long edges of the triangle. These edges will be used as glue tabs to stick your tree to your Christmas card. Trim the top and bottom corners as well.
Next, refold the tree using the existing lines to make your tree shape pop out in 3D. Make sure the glue tabs you made are folded underneath so they will be invisible.
Finally, draw and cut a curve at the bottom of your tree. Now your tree is ready to be decorated!
It’s no secret, we love using forks and other household items as stamps. Use your plastic fork as a stamp to dip in a shade of green paint that creates contrast from your tree. Once your tree is covered in pine needles, leave it to dry. TIP: You can speed up the drying process by using a hair dryer with adult supervision, of course.
To make a snowy outdoor tree, dip the tips of your fork into white paint and stamp onto the tips of the branches. Leave this step to dry as well.
Now it’s time for lights! Dip the eraser end of a pencil into colorful paints and stamp them at random to make assorted lights on your tree. (Wipe the eraser clean between colors so the lights stay vibrant.)
While your beautiful Christmas tree is drying, you can work on your winter scene for the card. Stamp both ends of a pencil in some white paint and stamp falling snow onto your sky-colored paper. Paint a blanket of snow at the bottom of your card and set it aside to dry.
When it comes time to assemble your card, start by folding the snowy backdrop in half. Add another sheet of colorful paper to the outside of your card for some extra reinforcement. Glue these pieces together.
Line up the folded line of your card to the centre of your tree. Glue the bottom folded tabs down. Add a star sticker to the top of your tree.
Merry Christmas, Super Simple fam!
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