Christmas Splatter Cards
Age: toddler, child
Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Making memories, Parties celebration
Drizzle. Drop. Splatter. Splotch. These creative holiday cards are pretty to look at and fun to paint!
Instead of store-bought cards, send one-of-kind seasons’ greetings that you and your child can make at home together.
- Begin by covering your work area in newspaper or craft paper.
- Fold a piece of white or light-colored construction paper into the shape of a card.
- Fold another piece of paper in half, trace one half of a Christmas tree, and cut out the shape. (Or, make cards non-denominational by using a snowflake or snowman shape instead of a tree.)
- Lay the tree shape on the front of the card.
- Using a small paint brush or toothbrush, demonstrate how to splatter the paint, mainly around the tree shape: Coat the brush in one colour and gently whip the paint onto the paper. Have each brush only contain one colour.
- Remove the tree shape once the paint is dry and write a special holiday note.