It is getting closer to Christmas and the kids aren’t the only ones excited! Christmas has been my favorite holiday since I was a small child. I can remember gazing at all of the lights as we drove through our little town. I always looked forward to driving past one particular house because they were decked out in SO many lights. It was simply gorgeous! I dreamed of one day decorating my home with all things Christmas and sending out the perfect cards to everyone we knew. Things changed a bit though as I moved out and had kids of my own. Our lives seem to be much busier during the holidays as I am sure it is for most families. I have told myself year after year that I was going to at least do Christmas activities with the kids.
It never happens!
Honestly, setting up the tree and purchasing gifts is about as far as we make it. Two years ago we managed to send out Christmas cards to close friends and family. They had a nice photo of the three of us on it but was more costly than I wanted to put into cards. Although, I did not plan on making Christmas cards this year, it worked out!
While on the search for activities I could do with my kids I came across watercolor painting over white crayon. It seemed like the perfect activity for the kids to help with. We already had everything we needed and Wyatt loved it so I call that a win! My one year old helped too but she was more interested in eating the tip of her paint brush.
It wasn’t until we were finished with a couple before I realized these would make cute Christmas cards and they are super budget friendly! Chances are, you already have the supplies too.
Card stock paper
One white crayon
Cup of water
Decorative scissors (optional)
Watercolor Christmas card instructions
Cut the card stock paper in half to make two cards.
Decide what you would like the background design to be for your card and then draw it on with the white crayon.
Using the watercolor paint, gently brush it over the design. Be careful not to get the page too wet!
Set the card aside to dry.
Once dry, if you have decorative scissors cut along the perimeter of the card.
Use the pen to write whatever you’d like!
use them as gift tags!
I never intended on using these as gift tags but you know, it totally works! Wrap some twine around the gift and slide the card underneath. Simple, but adorable. Wyatt has already been asking to make more so we better get busy!