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Make festive Christmas cards with the kids with this easy string art tutorial. Kids will love threading yarn and beads through to make trees. You can also make holiday shapes, like a pretty angel card.

Kid-Made String Art Christmas Cards – Materials:

– Large needle
– Cardstock
– Small piece of silver pipe cleaner (for the angel)
– Glue
– Felt
– Pencil
– Letter stamp set (optinal)


Step 1. Cut your cardstock into card size shapes. Trace a holiday shape like a tree or angel onto the card with a pencil. You can freehand the shapes or look up clipart online to cut out and use as a template.

Step 2. Poke holes with your needle along your drawn shape and erase the pencil lines. Start threading yarn through the holes, making sure to tie a knot on your first go through so it stays secure in the back of the card. Note: we added a beaded star to the top which is optional.

Step 3. Continue stringing and then start adding the beads. Continue stringing until your tree looks full.

Step 4. You can also add stamped letters as we did.

Step 5. The back of the card will look “stringy” so you can cut a piece of felt and glue on the back of the card to cover any imperfections.

Repeat the same process for the angel. Instead of beads, we glued a small piece of silver pipe cleaner as the halo.

What are your favorite kid-made Christmas cards? Check out more festive holiday ideas for kids!


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.