One of the best parts of receiving presents during the holiday season is not what’s inside the package but what is on the top–A Christmas Card with thoughts of love. Since the holidays are always so busy, I have a few tips on how to make Christmas cards with the kids without making a mess. This will come in handy when you realize your list of people who need cards keeps growing because you don’t want to forget grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, teachers–and the list goes on and on… So let’s get started because Christmas is almost here!
We received Kwik Stix for free to be able to share our honest opinion about the product.
We used the new Kwik Stix Thin Stix to make our cards. We like to think of Kwik Stix like chapstick-tube tempera paint (without any grease). My kid’s love them because they don’t have to put on a smock or gather supplies (like paint brushes, paint, and water).
The colors show up nice and bright even on colored paper (check out the photos below) and the paint dries in 90 seconds or less (which is awesome)! I have been showing our set of Kwix Stix to anyone who comes over because they are so cool! We used the original sized Kwik Stix to make a turkey, this time we used the NEW Thin Stix which are easier to write with and perfect for card making. They would make wonderful presents and can be found at Target in a Basic Color set and Metalix set.
Fold card in half and let kiddos decorate their card. We used our Thin Stix first to make a painting, and then decorated it with stickers. I made sure the kid’s didn’t get paintbrushes or glue because we wanted to be able to send their cards out right away since Christmas is almost here.
Just imagine having to let a puddle of paint or glue dry–I don’t think there is enough time! So as you craft remember to not use anything that needs to dry, if you need to attach something try using tape or glue dots and if you need to paint use fast drying paint stix, if you need some decorations try stickers–just keep it simple– the kiddos will make it cute! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this idea please pin & share it with others so they can enjoy it too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos