This handprint Christmas tree card is a fun craft for the kids that you’ll want to keep for the memory books. It’s a wonderful way to send seasons greetings to grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family, too.
Y’all, I am so excited for Christmas this year. It’s the first year that our son is really “into it” with the crafts, decorations, looking at lights, and most of all, Santa. And at 5 years old, he’s starting to find the fun in making and giving things to others, too.
So, with that in mind, we decided to create a kid-made Christmas card that people will actually want to save. Who doesn’t love looking back at those adorable little handprints from year to year wondering where the time has gone? I know I do!
How to Make the Handprint Christmas Tree Card
- White cardstock
- Green tempera paint
- Yellow tempera paint
- Brown tempera paint
- Green construction paper
Instructions for the Handprint Christmas Tree Card:
1. Fold the white cardstock in half (like a greeting card). Have your child paint his hand green (or help him do it). Place the hand on the front of the card to make the green handprint. Allow the paint to dry.
2. After the green paint is dry, paint a star and a trunk on the tree. You can also embellish the tree with a ribbon or ornaments, but we decided to keep it simple.
3. After all the paint is dry, cut a hill out of green construction paper, and add it under the tree. You could also substitute shredded construction paper or tissue paper here to make the grass. Anything goes!
And there you have it, folks — an adorable kid-made Christmas card for the grandparents, teachers or a friend.
If you’re wondering what the kiddo wrote in his, he simply wrote “Love Ben.” He made it for his daddy. Aww!