A great way to keep your kids busy during the holiday season is to have them make Christmas cards, ornaments or gifts for the special people in their lives. This easy foil snowflake Christmas card would be wonderful for grandparents, teachers or whoever your child wants to give it to. So read further to discover the steps to make this foil snowflake christmas card tutorial.
- Get your materials. There’s only a few for this project and you probably already have them in your house. You need construction paper or card stock, glue, aluminum foil, and scissors. **A note about glue: Regular school glue works fine for this project, but be aware that some brands can be pretty runny. Any kind of thicker, crafting glue holds its shape a little better and doesn’t spread as much, which is better for this project.
- Cut your paper to the size you want the cards to be. The ones pictured here are a half sheet folded in half. The gift tags are roughly 1/8 of a sheet of paper.
- Use your glue to draw your snowflake or other design. Simple designs are best for this project. Too much detail just oozes together into a blob. If you want to do more than one with different designs on all of them, I would draw all the glue designs at the same time, so you only have to wait for the glue to dry once.
- Let them dry. It will take a while – remember it’s a thick line of glue. I used quick dry craft glue for some of mine, it did cut drying time some, but I don’t think it was a huge difference.
- Once the glue is dry, cut a piece of aluminum foil a little bigger than the design.
- Put your foil on top of the design and rub your finger over and around the design. You are basically molding the foil around the glue design. You may have to go over it a few times.
- You have two choices here. You can put a little glue under the corners of the foil (leaving the foil covering the glue design) and you’re done. If you want to, you can glue the foil onto another piece of paper, so you can reuse the glue design to make several of the same cards. The first way will make it less likely that your design will get squished. I made the gift tags the second way and so far they are holding up fine.
**NOTE: I really wanted to try this project with colored aluminum foil, but my local craft store didn’t have any that was plain. If you happen to have or can get some, it would probably look great on this project.
So grab your kids and supplies and start making some foil snowflake Christmas cards for everyone you know! If you need more Christmas card ideas check out Homemade Christmas Cards for Kids to Make. I hope you enjoyed this christmas card tutorial and I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.