DIY Holiday Card Craft

What do you know – the holidays are here again! Get your kids involved in spreading holiday cheer with handmade holiday cards your friends and family will cherish. This craft is super simple with basic materials, minimal clean up, and you can tailor it to kids of almost any age. Put on your favorite Mother Goose Club holiday songs and enjoy flexing your creative muscles and imagination (while your little ones practice fine motor skills)!


All the materials you need are below. Most everything can be found around the house or at your local store. Get creative, improvise and let us know what works for you!

Watercolor holiday cards craft materials

  • White construction paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paint brushes
  • White (or other light-colored) crayons
  • Tape

Step 1 – Fold Your Card:

Watercolor holiday cards craft step 1

To start, fold a piece of construction paper – first horizontally and then vertically. This will make a card shape.

Step 2 – Tape and Decorate:

Watercolor holiday cards craft step 2

Tape the corners of the card onto your work surface to keep it in place and from unfolding. Then, using a light-colored crayon (white, yellow, etc.), draw a design.

Step 3 – Paint to Reveal:

Watercolor holiday cards craft step 3

Paint over your design with watercolor and your design will pop! Use a glass of water to clean your brush between colors. Allow your card to dry, then carefully remove the tape. Write a personal message inside and send to your friends and family!

Watercolor holiday cards craft final

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