Christmas Card Craftiness

My kids have had 4 snow days in a row, plus a Saturday and Sunday in the middle. We did some sledding,  but they got tired of that after the 2nd day. We have not had the TV on, thank goodness, but we had to get creative with the time. We have played the piano, practiced flute and piccolo(this got everyone’s attention), played card games, board games, baked, had hot chocolate, and  my 16 year old son sang Christmas carols in his beautiful deep baritone voice (though I love his singing voice, and at first it was fun, this got old fast.).  We even saw soccer being played in the living room. Yet, they were getting on each others nerves.

So we had to get a little crafty…

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

This first one was the biggest hit. My 18 year old loved doing this and made more than anyone. Even my sons made several.         b12

I got the inspiration from the Easter egg craft over at Julep. I cut a bunch of scrapbook papers into strips about 3/4 inch wide  by 4 inches long. I did cut some more narrow and some wider to add a bit of randomness.

Avery Lane Blog Paper strip Christmas Card craft tutorial

Then we glued the strips onto a piece of paper.

Avery Lane Blog craft tutorial paper strip card

Avery Lane Blog craft tutorial paper strip Christmas cardsAvery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

I used a die cut to make the folded card part and the kids glued the strips paper to the cut-out part.

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorialAvery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

My younger daughter embellished her card with buttons and silver baby ric rac. She also cut and made paper presents to place under her tree 🙂 She’s giving this card to my 4-H co-leader.

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

We made ornaments, trees, and I had stars, but no one chose those –so I have none to show. Here are some of their cards:

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

This was easy enough for younger children and the result is always way cool. My daughter wants me to do a horse die cut, so she can make a nice card for her friend. The possibilities are endless!

Avery Lane Blog Christmas card craft tutorial

The best part was it was quiet (well, quieter), with lots of chatting, laughing, sharing stories, and sibling bonding 🙂 I will need to check pinterest tonight, as I have not seen any melting (and I’ve been looking for it).

Happy Crafting!

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