Used Christmas card crafts for kids are fun and easy.
All you need are some old cards, scissors, tape, glue, a ruler, and some string or ribbon. Add some glitter, flowers, bells and pipe cleaners and kids will stay busy for a long time.
It will give kids some great cutting practice, and they will delight in helping you make decorations for your home.
Use cookie cutters to cut Christmas shapes, put glue around the edges, and dip in glitter for some sparkly tree ornaments.
Here are more used Christmas card crafts to get you started.
Used Christmas Card Ornaments
There are lots of used Christmas card ornaments here, many of which could be made by kids.
Christmas Cards Hang Tags
Make Christmas card hang tags in different shapes by cutting card fronts or greetings into various shapes. Use decorative edge scissors for a fancy finish. Punch a hole in the top or side and add a bit of string.
Cut a 1″ wide strip from a Christmas card using both the front and back to make a magnetic bookmark. Cut 2 squares from a strip magnet and apply them opposite each other on the inside open ends of the strip.
Recycled Christmas Card Puppets
Kids can cut out characters from old card fronts and glue them to popsicle sticks to make recycled Christmas card puppets.
Craft a 3-D reindeer that can stand, using an old Christmas card. Use the same idea to create other animals, a snowman, or Santa’s hat.
Christmas Card Placemat
Cut circles (or triangles, squares, or stars) from several cards and sandwich them between pieces of contact paper to make a Christmas card placemat.
Sandwich a single card of the same shape to make a Christmas card coaster.
Another tutorial for a Christmas card placemat.
Christmas Card Garland
Craft an easy Christmas card garland by cutting or punching shapes from your used Christmas cards. Punch 2 holes in each and string them on cord or ribbon.
Recycled Christmas Card Fans
Kids can easily fan fold Christmas card fronts to make colorful recycled Christmas card fans. Tie a pretty ribbon on the bottom. Hang on the tree or use as a favor.