My Wonder Studio
Create a Christmas Card with “Be the Artist: Jesus Is Born”
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You will need:

Optional items you can use:

  • Ribbons
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue
  • Decorative edge scissors

1: Decide what size card you’d like to make.

2: Choose the Christmas characters and symbols you would like to feature on the front of your card. For example, maybe you’d like to picture Baby Jesus and the animals in the stable. Or perhaps you would like to have Baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph with a few animals, or maybe just Baby Jesus and a star. There are a variety of ways you can design your card using “Be the Artist: Jesus Is Born.” See “Jesus Is Born” if you’d like to recreate some of the settings featured in the story.

3: Place a piece of regular paper over the top of the characters and symbols you wish to create, and trace these onto the paper, matching up the heads and bodies, along with the background pieces. You can try practicing on a piece of scrap paper first, experimenting until you get what you want. Now take a clean piece of paper and trace your final picture.

4: Color the picture.

5: Cut your cardstock to size, and then cut out the picture and glue it onto the cardstock to make your card.

Alternative: Fold a piece of regular A4 paper into an A6 booklet. Unfold, and then trace/draw your picture on the outer side of the bottom right, which will be the front of your card when folded.

Optional: You can use decorative edge scissors to give a patterned edge to your picture before gluing it on the cardstock.

After you have glued your picture to the card, decorate your card glitter and ribbons.

6: If you’d like, you can trace and color a symbol to put on the inside of the card.

7: Add a greeting to the card, and you are ready to share more Christmas cheer with others!

Concept and instructions by Didier Martin. Design by Christia Copeland.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International
Tagged: christmas, be the artist, activities children