Unique Handmade Christmas Card Ideas – Fun Crafts for Kids + Video

by Kremy

Are you looking for unique handmade Christmas card ideas? With the most beautiful holidays of the year fast approaching it is time to think about a special way to send our warmest wishes to friends and family. Handmade Christmas cards crafted by the children are hearth warming and at the same time a great way to keep them busy on a cold day. We have collected the most creative Christmas crafts for kids ideas, so check them out and get the materials ready.

Unique Handmade Christmas Card Ideas – The Most Pleasant Pastime for Kids and Adults

unique handmade christmas card ideas fun crafts for kids

Christmas crafts are an interesting activity for every child. The best thing is that you can use both ready-made templates, or come up your own idea. Of course, the most popular designs are the traditional symbols of the holiday – snowflakes, trees, garlands, baubles, snowmen, wreaths, Santa, reindeer, etc. As far as materials are concerned, you can use anything that you already have – buttons, threads, fabric cuttings, satin and paper ribbons, craft paper, etc. Here are some unique handmade Christmas card ideas and step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

How to Make a Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card?

unique handmade christmas card ideas pop up tree greeting card


  • green and white and red construction paper
  • Snowflake confetti, optional
  • Glue stick
  • Pair of scissors
  • Ruler


how to make a pop up christmas tree card
  • Cut out a small star from the red construction paper.
  • Cut a 4×6 inches/10cm x 15cm piece of the green paper.
  • Fold the paper along the 6inch/15cm edge into a paper fan.
  • Cut this paper strip into smaller sections approximately 2 inch/5cm, 1,5inch/4cm, 1 inch/3cm, 0,7 inch/2cm and 0,3 inch/1cm.
  • Take the longest strip and glue it at the bottom of the left side of the card.
  • Repeat with the remaining strips, leaving a little space for the star.
  • Once all strips are glued in place, add a dap of glue to the upward facing surface of each strip and glue it to the right side of the card.

Also read: DIY Christmas Decorations with Yarn – Quick and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids to Try This Year

Easy Handmade Christmas Tree Card with Pop-Up Baubles

easy handmade christmas tree card with pop up baubles


  • 1 sheet patterned paper (30x30cm/12 x 12″)
  • 1 sheet white craft or cardstock paper (A4 in size)
  • Colored paper for the tree baubles
  • Scissors
  • Glue


unique handmade christmas tree card with pop up baubles
  • Cut out the white sheet of paper so that it is a little bit smaller than the patterned one and glue it in the center on the front of your card, as shown in the photos.
  • Cut out 15-20 circles in different sizes and color.
  • Fold each circle in half.
  • Dab some glue on one-half of the circles and glue them down in a tree shape.
  • Cut a small red banner from a red piece of cardstock, about 4.5x 1 inch/11×2,5 cm in size and a smaller white banner, approximately 3.5 x 1 inch/8×2,5 cm in size.
  • Glue the white banner on top of the red one.
  • Write a Christmas message on the white banner and glue it on the card.

Also read: How to Make a Scrapbook Christmas Card – Free printable Images and Patterns!

Unique Handmade Christmas Card Ideas: Santa Craft for Kids

unique handmade christmas card ideas santa craft for kids


  • Red and beige cardstock paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton balls
  • small red pom pom
  • Glue


unique handmade christmas card ideas santa craft for kids tutorial
  • Cut out a triangular from the red paper. That will be Santa’s hat.
  • Cot out a circle for Santa’s face from the beige paper. Fold the circle in half so that the card will open up.
  • Glue the hat to the top of Santa’s face.
  • Glue cotton balls to make the brim of the hat and around the face to make the beard.
  • Glue the googly eyes and a small red pom pom for the nose.
  • Write your Christmas greeting inside the card.

Here’s a video tutorial:

Handmade Christmas Tree Greeting Card with Twine and Sequins

diy christmas tree greeting card with twine and sequins


  • A sheet of white cardstock paper
  • Twine
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter pens
  • Sequins
  • Small red pom pom


christmas tree greeting card with twine and sequins tutorial
  • Fold in half the white cardstock sheet.
  • Cut a triangle out of another piece of paper (it doesn’t matter if it’s colored or not) that will serve as the base of the tree.
  • Apply glue around the edges and in the middle of the tree.
  • Wrap the twine tightly around the triangle and glue the edges. Allow to dry.
  • Glue the twine tree in the middle of the card and allow to dry.
  • Glue the red pom pom on top of the tree.
  • Glue small sequins as tree ornaments and use the glitter pens for the final touches.

Also read: DIY Gift Card Holder Ideas – 5 Quick and Easy Christmas Paper Crafts to Try This Year

An easy Christmas greeting card design for smaller children

easy christmas greeting card design for smaller children

The snowman is kid’s favorite winter symbol

diy christmas card ideas kids crafts

Here’s another video tutorial for a beautiful Christmas card

Easy 3D Snowman Christmas craft


Also read: 4 Festive Christmas Crafts with Toilet Paper Rolls for Preschoolers


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