13 DIY Christmas Card Ideas For Kids That’ll Make Santa Proud

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Bring back the good ol’ tradition of sending Christmas cards this year with your kids! Creating cute handmade Christmas cards not only allows your kids to express their creativity but also makes this holiday extra fun and meaningful! In addition, it’ll warm their hearts when the kids see the happy faces of their friends and family who’ve received the cards. Check out our list of easy and fun DIY Christmas card ideas for kids in Singapore and get ready for an art attack this festive season!

Easy DIY Christmas card ideas for kids in Singapore

1. Reindeer Christmas Card

What’s Christmas without Santa’s reindeer? Your little ones can bring Rudolph to life this jolly season with this easy DIY Christmas card idea for kids! This cute little handmade Christmas card is bound to put a smile on your child’s face.

You will need:

  • Light green colour paper
  • Brown colour paper
  • Dark brown colour paper
  • Red colour paper
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Coloured markers

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Hold the light green colour paper in landscape orientation and fold it vertically in half
  2. Place the green card on top of the light brown paper and outline it. Cut the light brown paper following the outline.
  3. With the light brown paper in portrait orientation, fold it into half vertically to identify the centre crease line. Cut it into a triangle by connecting the tip of the centre crease line to the two bottom corners of the paper. 
  4. Measure about 8 to 10cm from above the base of the triangle and mark the spot with a pencil. Fold the long side of the triangle horizontally such that the tip touches pencil marking. Glue the tip down.
  5. Glue the brown paper onto the green card. This forms the reindeer’s face.
  6. Using a dark brown coloured paper, cut out a pair of antlers and glue them onto the card
  7. Cut out a big red nose for Rudolph or make this Christmas card idea for kids more interesting by using a red pom pom fur ball (available on ZX MALL) instead! Glue down the nose.
  8. Stick on googly eyes sticker above the nose 
  9. Place the card on top of the white paper and outline it. The white paper should be smaller than the green card, so reduce the outline by about 2 to 3cm. Cut out the white paper and stick it inside the card. Now, the little one can fill in the card with his or her Christmas wishes with coloured markers and mail it out! 

2. Fluffy Christmas Stocking Card

One of the most iconic Christmas décor is the Christmas stocking (available on Art of living)! Christmas stockings are usually filled with gifts and surprises waiting to be unwrapped. Get your little one all pumped up for the holidays with this easy Christmas stocking card idea!

You will need:

  • Red coloured paper
  • Black permanent marker
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Fold the red coloured paper vertically in landscape view
  2. With a pencil, sketch out the shape of a Christmas stocking on one side of the card. Make sure that the toe portion of the stocking is at the opening of the card.
  3. Cut along the lines you’ve drawn in step 2, keeping the card folded
  4. Unravel a cotton ball to reveal a long strip of cotton. Line the cotton on the tip of the stocking and cut away any excess. Expand the cotton strip by stretching it gently.
  5. Repeat step 4 so you get two strips of cotton
  6. Help your kids with this step. Using a hot glue gun, secure the cotton strips onto the tip of the stocking.
  7. Let your kids’ creativity run wild as they decorate the card with words and doodles!

3. Snow Globe Shaker Card

While we may not have winter in sunny Singapore, the kids can witness the beautiful snowfall via a snow globe card! This is one of the best easy Christmas card ideas for kids as they can shake it and watch the styrofoam beads rain down in the ‘snow globe’! This handmade Christmas card is so pretty to look at, it’ll make a great Christmas decor for your home!

You will need:

  • Shallow transparent plastic lid or the base of a transparent plastic cup
  • White styrofoam beads
  • Light blue coloured paper
  • Green coloured paper
  • Black coloured paper
  • White paper
  • Coloured markers
  • Crayons
  • Correction fluid
  • White glue
  • Hot glue gun

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Fold the light blue coloured paper into half vertically in landscape orientation, this forms your card base
  2. Place the transparent plastic lid (or cup base) on the card and trace the circle with a pencil. This marks the position of the globe.
  3. Using coloured markers and crayons, get your kids to draw their dream wonderland inside the circle
  4. Cut out two small circles of different sizes on the white paper
  5. With white glue, attach the bigger white circle inside the globe to match your drawing before gluing on the smaller white circle on top. Now you have the snowman’s body!
  6. Create a hat for the snowman by using the black paper
  7. Draw the snowman’s eyes, mouth, and hands with coloured markers
  8. Cut two elongated triangles on the green-coloured paper – these are your Christmas trees! The kids can add small decorations to the trees using coloured markers too!
  9. Stick the trees next to the snowman into the globe
  10. Create a snowy effect inside the globe by dotting on correction fluid
  11. Place a handful of 2mm white styrofoam beads (available on yanruashlee.sg) onto the centre of the globe
  12. Parents will have to help the little ones attach the transparent plastic lid onto the card by hot glueing the edges of the lid

Pro Tip: Keep the card laying flat until the hot glue has solidified before shaking the card. This prevents the beads from sticking to the sides of the globe.

4. Dangling Mistletoe Card

It’s time for a cute peck on your little one’s cheeks because we’re creating a handmade mistletoe Christmas card! This is one of the best last-minute Christmas card ideas for kids because it requires very few materials and can be completed in less than 10 minutes!

You will need:

  • A5 white paper
  • White glue
  • 5 red buttons
  • Coloured markers
  • Christmas ribbon (of your choice)
  • Ruler

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. To create the card, fold the white paper in half vertically in landscape orientation
  2. Dot white glue around the top half of the card and attach the red buttons onto the paper
  3. Using a black marker, draw mistletoe leaves on top of each red button
  4. With a ruler, draw a straight line up to the top of the card from each mistletoe
  5. Fill in the leaves with a green coloured marker
  6. Measure the width of the card and trim the Christmas ribbon (available on Ossayi Official Store) accordingly. Glue it onto the bottom half of the card.
  7. Let the kids fill in the card with well wishes and a heartfelt message to express their love this Christmas!

5. Cotton Bud Wreath Card

DIY Christmas card ideas can’t get any easier than this! The Cotton Bud Christmas Wreath make for a quick and mess-free last-minute craft idea for the little ones. Just grab a bunch of cotton buds lying in your vanity drawer and get this project started with the kids!

You will need:

  • A toilet paper roll
  • A bunch of cotton buds
  • Rubber band
  • Poster colours
  • Bowl
  • Blank card
  • Bow
  • Glue

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Wrap a bunch of cotton buds around the toilet paper roll and secure them in place with a rubber band. This will be your DIY wreath stencil.
  2. Let the kids pick out their favourite poster colour (available on Pentel Singapore Official Store) and squeeze the paint into a bowl or paint mixing palette (available on Art Friend SG Official Store). This will be the base colour of the wreath.
  3. Dip the DIY wreath stencil into the paint, ensuring there’s paint on every cotton bud tip
  4. Stamp the DIY wreath stencil firmly onto a blank card (available on hjgx.sg)
  5. Ask the kids to pick a different paint colour and dip a single cotton bud into the paint. Dot this colour onto the wreath to add dimensions to the overall piece.
  6. Glue a bow onto the bottom of the wreath to complete this easy Christmas card idea for kids!

6. String Calligraphy Christmas Card

Who said you can only write on a Christmas card with markers and pens? Get creative and ‘write’ with a piece of string (and some glue, of course) to create this unique yet oh-so-easy String Calligraphy Christmas Card with the kids!

You will need:

  • Blank card
  • White glue
  • String
  • Washi tape
  • Pencil

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Before you begin this DIY Christmas card idea for kids, get the little one to pick out their favourite Christmas wishing for the card design
  2. Use white glue to ‘write’ the wishing on the card, ensuring to squeeze a generous amount for every stroke for better adherence
  3. Work quickly for this step. Line the string up on the areas with glue to create your string calligraphy. Leave the glue to dry for about 10 minutes.
  4. Frame up the card with some pretty washi tape and it’s a wrap!

7. Lace Up The  Tree Card

Creating an easy Christmas card idea is also a good opportunity for your kids to learn some fine motor skills — especially if you’ve been trying to teach them how to lace their shoes! This fun DIY Lace Up Christmas Tree card idea is perfect for practising their shoe lacing skills. 

You will need:

  • Blank card
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Shoelace or string
  • Beads

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Sketch out the shape of a Christmas tree on the card with the pencil
  2. Parents can help the kids with this step. Punch holes into the card along the Christmas tree outline
  3. Tie a knot at the end of the shoelace or string and let the kids have fun as their lace it horizontally through the holes on the card, starting from the bottom of the tree. They can even string some of these smiley face beads (available on vvbby.sg) through the card to add a pop of colour!
  4. When they reach the tip of the Christmas tree, simply tie a knot and snip off the excess string to secure it in place.

8. Folded Scenery Christmas Card

Watch a charming winter scene unfold in this easy Christmas card idea for kids! With just some basic stationery, your kids can last-minute DIY a beautiful Christmas card through a couple of cuts and folds — it’s really that simple!

You will need:

  • A4 white paper
  • A4 coloured paper (in green and any other colour of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Fine black pen
  • White chalk

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Fold the A4 white paper into four sections and cut it diagonally across
  2. Align the folds into a single sheet and place it at the edge of your choice of A4 coloured paper. Continue by cutting the coloured paper to the size of your folded sheet.
  3. Once completed, glue the two pieces of paper together and begin designing the scenery by cutting the green paper into a few small triangles to resemble the trees.
  4. Glue the trees along the white edges and draw the tree stalks and branches with the fine black pen
  5. Draw multiple circles on the coloured end of the card with white chalk to create a snowy background
  6. Fill in the white spaces with characters of your choice – snowmen, skiers, gift boxes – this is the perfect opportunity for your kids to work on their imagination. There you have it, a creative handmade Christmas card idea for kids in under 10 minutes! 

9. Fingerprint Lights Christmas Card

Eager to help your child explore the world of finger painting? If you don’t mind a little colour splatter, this is a simple DIY Christmas card idea for kids — their fingerprints can be easily transformed into a string of holiday lights. 

You will need:

  • Cardstock papers
  • Washable finger paints
  • Black marker
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Cut an A4 cardstock into half and fold it from the middle
  2. Using a black marker, draw the wire for the lights. This is the time for your child to get creative with their design.
  3. To make the colourful light bulbs, have your child dip their finger in washable finger paints (available on Mideer Official Shop SG) and stamp along the black line. To ensure that the fingerprints are evenly spread out, you may also indicate points along the line where your child can place their print.
  4. After the fingerprints dry, add a small white paint accent on the lights using a paint brush
  5. Finish off by letting your child write Merry Christmas messages for relatives and friends on the card’s interior. Your cute fingerprint Christmas lights card is now ready for gifting!

10. Washi Tape Baubles Card

You can’t go wrong with this washi tape baubles Christmas card if you’re looking for a quick and cute DIY Christmas card idea for kids! Hehe, sometimes simplicity is the best way forward for aspiring artists. As your kids have some fun, you might want to take this chance to zeng up your home with the best Christmas decor ideas too. 

You will need:

  • Washi tapes
  • Scissors
  • A4 white paper
  • A5 green paper
  • White glue
  • Gold pen

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Cut out white circles of your desired size to create the Christmas ornaments
  2. Tear off strips of different coloured Christmas washi tape and wrap the strips of tape around the circles, until they are completely covered. Be sure to cut off any excess tape. 
  3. Glue the bauble shape onto the front of the green paper
  4. Your child can then use a silver pen (available on betterworld2018.sg) to add a silver thread above the bauble so that it looks like a bauble hanging on a Christmas Tree. Wow! A handmade christmas card in just 5 minutes! 

11. Glittery Santa Hat Card

Ho ho ho, nothing screams Merry Christmas more than a homemade Christmas card with a Santa hat right smack in the centre. Why not be Santa Claus and make it a ho’ lot of surprises by pairing this card with the best Xmas advent calendars as well? It’ll be the perfect gift combination for the holidays!

You will need:

  • A4 paper (in white and red)
  • PVA craft glue 
  • Scissors
  • Red glitter
  • Cotton ball
  • Fake fur

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Fold the A4 white paper into half and set aside
  2. Trace a triangle of your desired size on the red paper and cut it out once complete
  3. Fill one side of the triangle with PVA craft glue and cover it with a generous amount of red glitter (available on reddream.sg)
  4. Turn the triangle over and apply another layer of PVA craft glue to this side before sticking it to the white paper
  5. Glue the strip of fake fur to the bottom of the triangle while wrapping three cotton balls around the top. That’s all – This is no double a fun and cute DIY Christmas card idea for kids!

12. Button Snowman Christmas Card

Got some loose buttons lying around the house? It’s the perfect time for you to teach your child the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle! Transform the humble button into a festive greeting by using them for an easy and cute DIY Button Snowman Christmas card. 

You will need:

  • Two-holed transparent/white buttons
  • A4 paper
  • Black pen
  • Craft glue
  • Red felt paper

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Fold the A4 paper into half and line up the buttons onto the card to create the snowman
  2. Take a black pen and mark the holes of the buttons, and draw the arms of the snowman at your desired spot 
  3. Glue the small buttons down and set them aside for drying
  4. In the meantime, cut the red felt paper into two small strips to resemble a mini scarf. You may wish to trim the edges of the scarf to give it a little texture.
  5. With a little glue, attach the scarf to the head of the snowman and press down to ensure the scarf is secured. Write a seasonal greeting under the snowman and the handmade Christmas card is now complete! 

13. Elf Handprint Card

Although there are plenty of fun Xmas songs, one of our top favourites is We Are Santa’s Elves. If you’re crafting with your kids, this cute elf Christmas card is hands-down one of the best Christmas card ideas!

You will need:

  • Coloured cardstock (in skin colour, red, green, black and white)
  • Small red pom pom
  • White cotton balls 
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

How to make this easy Christmas card idea for kids in Singapore:

  1. Trace your child’s left hand on a piece of skin-coloured paper and cut the handprint out
  2. To make the elf’s hat, cut out a cone shape from the green paper and strips of red paper with jagged edges
  3. Glue the red papers to the bottom of the green cone to make the elf’s hat. After that, glue the white cotton ball to the hat’s tip.
  4. Place the finished elf hat over the three middle fingers, leaving the thumb and pinky exposed. Glue in place and trim away any excess paper that protrudes from behind the hat.
  5. Make two eyes from the black and white papers and glue them just below the hat
  6. Draw a smile with the black marker and glue on the red pom pom to make the nose – your handmade elf Christmas card is now complete!

Kick off the holiday season with these easy DIY Christmas card ideas for kids in Singapore

We hope these easy Christmas card ideas for kids brought about laughter and joy for your little ones this holiday season! Enjoy some of the best instant hot chocolates as you craft the afternoon away. But of course, there’s always more to look forward to during Christmas. Get your Xmas gifts sorted with our ultimate Christmas gift ideas for different budgets. Or if you’re having a family gathering, make it special with our Christmas cocktail recipes and enjoy a jolly good time! 

This article was updated on 6 November 2023. Additional research done by Caryn Tan.

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