DIY Silhouette Christmas Cards

These DIY silhouette Christmas cards might just be my favorite homemade cards this year.

So bright and colorful and there are tons of ways to customize them. Great art project for a classroom too, as these can be very open when it comes to creating.

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Handmade cards are the best! They’re great fun for all ages, kids and kids at heart and everyone loves getting a thoughtful and unique homemade Christmas card.

This one in particular is incredibly easy to make and will turn out gorgeous every time.

Since it’s super simple, it’s a great project to make with toddlers (let them decorate and you’ll be the one who assembles), preschoolers, kindergartners, and older kids. . The older they are, the more they will be able to do the process on their own.

There are lots of ways to make the base of the map, more on that later, so this one is really perfect to do in the classroom so the kids can make a gift for their parents and family.

Ready to start creating yours? Let’s get crafting!

DIY Silhouette Christmas Card Ideas

How to Make Silhouette Christmas Cards

What do you need

  • a sheet of thicker white printing paper in A4 or letter size or white construction paper – you can also use blank cards
  • sheet of black paper
  • coloring supplies (we used brush markers – Tombows are my choice)
  • the scissors
  • glue

To decorate the base, a number of materials can be used – watercolors, scrap paper, crayons, finger paints, paints, stamps… You name it! Provide your children with a variety of coloring supplies and let them decorate their base as they see fit.

To make the cards even more festive, you can also use glitter glue or gemstones to add sparkly accents.

Watch the video tutorial

Follow the tutorial step by step

Fold the sheet of white paper in half. This large format is perfect for young children.

For older children, cut the sheet of paper in half and fold it in half – one sheet of paper will make 2 cards. Any other size is also fine.

Color your cards as you see fit. Be as creative as possible!

I decorated mine with an “ombre” look, alternating different matching colors with brush markers. Cover the entire surface (or leave white around the edges).

Place your map on a sheet of black paper and trace the outline with a pencil.

Cut out the black rectangle.

Cut it a little, both in width and in length.

This will bring out the edges of the base map and add a nice visual effect to the map.

Cut out a festive shape from black paper.

Carefully fold it in half (don’t bend it) and cut out a Christmas tree shape. This should be easy for most children, for younger children you will need to prepare for this step.

Apply glue to the back of the black paper.Glue it on top of your card.

Another easy shape to make is the Christmas bauble. Trace around a round object, draw a straight line and a small rectangle shape above the circle shape.

Cut out the ball – no need to bend this as you will be cutting the hanging string.

Cute DIY Silhouette Christmas Cards

DIY Silhouette Christmas Cards for Kids

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These DIY silhouette Christmas cards just might be my favorite homemade cards this year.
So bright and colorful and there are a tons of ways you can personalise them. Great art project for a classroom too, as these can be very open ended when it comes to creating.
*this post contains affiliate links*
Handmade cards are the best! They are great fun for all ages, kids and kids at heart alike and everyone enjoys receiving a well thought out and unique homemade Christmas card.
This particular one is crazy easy to make and will turn out gorgeous each and every time.
As it’s super simple it’s a great project to make with toddlers (let them decorate and you be the one assembling), preschoolers, kids in kindergarden and older kids. The older, the more of the process they will be able to make on their own.
There are many different ways you can make the base of the card, I’ll talk about them a bit later, so this one really is perfect to make in the classroom for kids to make a gift for their parents and family.
Ready to start making your own? Let’s get crafting!

How to Make Silhouette Christmas Cards
What you need
a A4 sized or letter sized sheet of white heavier print paper or white construction paper – alternatively you can also use blank cards
sheet of black paper
coloring supplies (we used brush markers – Tombows are my pick)
scissors
glue
For decorating the base a number of materials can be used – watercolors, scrap paper, crayons, finger-paints, paints, stamps… You name it! Offer your kids a variety of coloring supplies and let them decorate their base however they see fit.
To make the cards even more festive, you can also use glitter glue or gemstones to add shiny accents.
Watch the Video Tutorial

Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Fold the sheet of white paper in half. This large format is perfect for younger kids.
For older kids, cut the sheet of paper in half, and fold those in half – one sheet of paper will make 2 cards. Any other dimension is perfectly fine too.
Color your cards hovewer you see fit. Get as creative as possible!
I decorated mine with a “ombre” look-ish, alternating different matching colors with brush markers. Cover the whole surface (or leave white around the edges).
Place your card on top of a sheet of black paper and trace around it with a pencil.
Cut out the black rectangle.
Trim it down a little, both in width and length.
This will make the edges of the base card show, and will add a nice visual effect to the card.
Cut out a festive shape out of black paper.
Gently fold it in half (don’t crease) and cut out a Christmas tree shape. This should be easy for most kids, for younger kids you will have to prepare this step.

Apply glue on the back of the black paper.Glue it on top of your card.
Another shape that’s easy to make is the Christmas bauble. Trace around a round object, draw a straight line and a small rectangle shape on top of the circle shape.
Cut out the bauble – no need to fold this one as you will cut the hanging string.

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