Easy Christmas crafts, especially Christmas crafts for toddlers and pre-schoolers, made with construction paper, pipe cleaner and pom poms are fun and easy crafts for kids to make. Here we have a Christmas tree card that kids can make.
Kids will love spending hours creating different colored Christmas cards and attaching them to their homemade Christmas gifts or placing them with presents under the Christmas tree.
Homemade Christmas Cards
The first known record of a Christmas greeting sent in the mail was in the year 1534.
But it wasn’t until 1843 that the practice of sending Christmas cards began. The first cards were sent in the UK when people were encouraged to make use of the newly established “Public Record Office”, now known as the Post Office.
With the development of the printing industry, Christmas cards became more popular, even more so when the cost of mailing them dropped from one penny to half a penny.
It wasn’t until 1875 that Christmas cards were printed cheaply enough for the custom to catch on in America.
By the early 1900’s the custom of sending Christmas cards was widespread across Europe.
The first handmade cards were not created until the 1910’s and often featured foil or ribbon.
How to make a Christmas tree card
ITEMS YOU WILL NEED FOR..
A CHRISTMAS TREE CARD
Free Christmas tree template
1 White craft cardboard
1 Red craft card 8 1/4ins x 6 ins
1 Green craft card. 6 ins x 4 ins
1 Brown card craft 2 ins x 2 ins
Ruler, paper glue, craft glue
2 gold pipe cleaners,
Gold Pom Poms,
How to make a Christmas card
Download free template pattern [ Save as “template”]
Print onto A4 sheet (portrait)
Cut out Christmas tree pattern and
Trace onto white craft card and cut out
Trace and cut out Christmas tree pattern on to green and brown card
Using a paper glue stick, glue Christmas tree, then base in place
Bend one gold pipe cleaner around right edge of the Christmas tree
Using craft glue, start at the top and glue one section at a time
Press firmly on piper cleaner and allow time to dry each small section
Bend second pipe cleaner and glue each section, press and allow to dry
Using glue stick place each colored star onto Christmas tree card
Allow card time to dry and re glue sections if necessary
Your Christmas Tree Card is now complete