Homemade Christmas Cards

christmas cards
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Help your students make greeting cards for their loved ones this holiday season with these inspiring ideas from Disney's FamilyFun! The kids will love crafting them and their families will enjoy the handmade sentiment. Here are a few of our favorite designs!

Handprint Santa

Nothing makes a card (or any art project for that matter!) more special than a handprint! These cards are sure to become instant keepsakes. Your students will need to cut Santa's hat from a piece of red crafting paper and attach two small wiggle eyes, but the rest of the card is created using assorted colors of kids craft paint and hands - a white handprint beard, two rosy fingerprint cheeks, a red fingerprint nose, a black fingerprint mouth, and fluffy white fingerprint trimming on Santa's hat!

Gingerbread House Card

If you're in a pinch, nothing is simpler than this gingerbread house card! Not only does it make use of recycled cartons (e.g. orange juice, half and half creamer, whipping cream, milk, etc.), "decorating" is a snap with packages of stickers found at your local office supply store or online teacher supplies store!

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For tons of other great Christmas card ideas, be sure to visit Disney's FamilyFun site! Your students are sure to have a blast making these greetings for their family members!