Glitter Christmas Cards

Handmade greetings cards are always better than the shop bought ones, and what better than the children making their own to give away to their school friends. This is a quick project for even the shortest attention spans!


Here’s what you’ll need:

Coloured card (we used A4 sheets cut in half)
Self-adhesive glitter card
White glue (we used children’s washable glue, but you could also use regular PVA)
Glitter, lots of glitter

Depending on the age of your children, they’ll be able to do the whole process themselves, younger ones might need help and supervision.


Fold the A5 sheets of coloured card in half to make the greeting card base. Then cut simple triangle shapes and squares from the glitter card to make the Christmas tree motif.

Using white glue, trail a border near the edge of the card front. Then with a brush spread the glue a little.

Use the white glue to make dots on the tree, trailing the glue between each one.

While the glue is still wet, sprinkle with glitter. It’s at this point that you just have to give in to the glitter.


To stop it going absolutely everywhere, work on a tray or in the lid of a shoe box like us. That’ll catch the excess glitter and you can tip it back into the pot at the end.



Tip up the card to shake off the excess glitter, and lay flat to dry which’ll take at least a few hours. We left ours overnight to be sure.

Hope you and your little helpers enjoy this!

Love Laura

P.S. Please satisfy yourself as to the suitability of this activity for your children before starting and supervise them at all times.

P.P.S. Thank you to Baker Ross who kindly provided the materials for this project. You can find coloured card, glitter card and lots more crafty stuff for kids (and grown-ups) on their website.