Personalised Kids Craft Christmas Cards

I originally had this idea that I could make some stamps and it would make writing Christmas Cards easier, as my 5 year old could just stamp his name!

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First of all I wrote the names on paper in bubble writing and cut them out.

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Next I took a potato and cut it in half.

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Then I put the letters back-to-front on the potato (the example above is a letter d)- as when printed they’d come out as their mirror image.

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I then cut around the letters carefully with a knife.

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Some letters didn’t need reversing.

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Then I got ready the things needed to introduce the children to the craft. I just used green paper but ideally card would have been better. We used red and green paint to be festive.

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We made several cards – experimenting with alternating colours, or just using one colour.

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We tried putting the potatoes into the trays of paint but found that there ended up being too much paint and it smudged.

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So then we tried using a brush to paint onto the potatoes.

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And it worked out much better.

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The children really enjoyed doing this, but it would take far too long to do this for every card.

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Then we made them more Christmassy by adding a handprint tree.

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With a little star on top.

My Christmas Pinterest Board