Get your kids making Christmas cards during lockdown

Five Christmas card creations to make with kids from The Works

Looking for something fun to do with the kids to get them in the Christmas spirit? Well, there’s never been a better time to start making your own Christmas cards.

With the nation back in lockdown for the next few weeks, why not plan ahead with some festive activities to keep the kids entertained indoors! What’s more, personalised Christmas cards make the perfect keepsake for loved ones, showing them just how much you care.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, The Works, the UK’s leading family-friendly retailer, has pulled together five easy Christmas card designs that are perfect to re-create. So, what you waiting for? Let your little ones, and not so little ones, explore their creativity and get crafty!

The Minimalist Christmas Tree Card    

This simple Christmas tree card couldn’t be easier to re-create. All you need is some plain cards and envelopes, some stamps, card stock, a pen, and of course, one of Santa’s handy little helpers! 

What you’ll need:

  • Glue
  • Plain greetings cards
  • A paper pad
  • Pen
  • Stamps

First things first, you need to cut out your ‘trees’! Simply cut out long triangles from your favourite paper pads – depending on the age of your child they can easily help out with cutting while you supervise.

Next stick your trees down, standard glue stick will be perfect for this.

Now, you’ll need to use a fine liner or ballpoint pen to create some delicate lines to make the trunks of your trees.

Finally, get some letter stamps and add your personalised message, then you’re ready to post your handmade Christmas card to a loved one.

Good Twine-ings Christmas card

Another super simple Christmas card to make with your children!

This craft usually includes a hot glue gun, but depending on the age of your child and the level of supervision the same effect can be achieved with a regular glue stick or PVA glue.

What you’ll need:

  • Plain greetings cards
  • Glue or a glue gun
  • Coloured string/ twine

First, you’ll need to decide on your word (top tip: shorter words will be much easier!).

Once you have decided on your message, lightly draw it out on to the card with a soft pencil.

Next, you can start adding glue along your sketched letters and start to add your string. Make sure you start adding the string before your glue has dried, we find it best to work in sections.

Once you have your full word all you need to do is snip off any access string.

This technique also works great with glitter, if you don’t have any string, you can create your work in glue and add glitter to leave a super sparkly message behind (just beware of the clean-up!).

Deck the Halls Christmas card

This handmade card is all about the prep!

What you’ll need:

  • Glitter greetings cards
  • A paper pad
  • Wooden letter tiles
  • Glue
  • Felt holly embellishments

Firstly, you’ll have to make sure you have all your embellishments, cut your paper to size so it will fit nicely within you card.

Next, find all the letters for the message you have chosen to write and finally, make sure you have any other festive embellishments you want to add to hand.

Now it’s just a case of putting it all together, first stick down your patterned paper, then arrange and stick down your wooden letters, finally, all you have left to do is add your holly embellishments and you’re done!

Under the Tree Christmas card

This homemade Christmas card is a really easy one to do with kids as it only has a few fun steps!

What you’ll need:

  • A paper pad
  • Christmas tree die and die cutting machine or scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt holly embellishments

Start by ripping pieces of your coloured card – the kids will absolutely love this part and you don’t need to be precise!

Next, start gluing your ripped paper onto the front of your plain card, but don’t worry about being too neat with this as it will all come together in the end.

Next, cut a piece of coloured card to the size of your plain card and cut out the shape of a tree from the centre.

We used a die cutting machine and a tree die to make our tree shape but you can easily do your own free hand.

Now, stick the card with the tree shape cut out over your ripped paper design and there you have it, a super simple, super fun Christmas card!

At this point you can choose to add extra embellishments like holly or stars.


Die cut Christmas cards

These simple cards also use a die cutting machine to do most of the work for you!

All you need to do is find your favourite Christmas die and paper pad – we chose a wintery snow globe and a Christmas tree with snowy blue paper.

What you’ll need:

  • Green and red greetings cards
  • A paper pad
  • Christmassy dies
  • A die cutting machine
  • Snowflake hole punch or scissors
  • Glue

First, take your plain Christmas card – we love our plain red and green Christmas greeting cards for these designs. Then use your die cutting machine to make your Christmassy shape in the paper of your choice. 

Next, it’s time to glue the shape onto the centre of your card.

You’re almost done, all you need to do now is add some festive snowflakes around your shape, we used one of our festive hole punches but you can cut out your own snowflakes if you don’t have one.

Once you’ve stuck all your snowflakes down around your card, you’re finished!



So, there you have it – five designs to keep busy during the lockdown and kids in festive spirits. Happy crafting!

For more information on The Works and its must-have Christmas crafts visit here.