Easy Poinsettia Christmas Card: You know it’s Christmas when you see the poinsettia! The famous red flower has been a part of holiday tradition for many years; you can’t help but feel festive just at the sight of it.
So we’ve designed a beautiful Poinsettia Christmas Craft for you to make at home. The template makes it super easy to create, but the finished craft looks so effective, no one would ever know!
Simple, but really fun and engaging, kids will love building up the flowers and seeing them pop from the page – we guarantee they won’t want to make just one!
The craft makes for a brilliantly easy paper Christmas card, that friends and family will love, or equally a lovely decoration for the classroom or home. You could try making a few and threading them onto yarn to make festive homemade bunting. Or what about making a really big flower from A2 sheets to create a centerpiece for the holiday table?
How to Make a Poinsettia Christmas Card:
White, Red and Green Paper
How to Download the Poinsettia Template:
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Let’s Make a Paper Poinsettia!
Cut out the Template Elements
Start by carefully cutting the different flower elements from the template.
Trace the Elements onto Red and Green Paper
Place the three different sized flower elements onto the red paper and gently trace around them in pencil.
Then lay the leaf elements onto the green paper and trace around those too.
When you’ve traced all the elements, carefully cut them all out.
Secure the Green Leaves to a Piece of white CardStock
Now we’re going to start building the card.
Start by sticking the green leaves onto the white background card – don’t glue the whole leaf though, only secure them at the base, leaving the ends loose. Then you can gently curl them up to achieve a 3D leaf look.
Pinch the Petals
At the moment our flowers are very flat, and we want them to be 3D, popping out from the page. To do that, you need to pinch the end of each petal to create a central crease. You can secure it with glue if you like, but you don’t have to – a firm pinch should do the job and keep the shape in place.
Then gently lift the pinched petal up and away from the center to create a lift.
Glue the First Flower
When all your petals have been pinched, stick the biggest flower into the center of the green leaves – remember, only stick the middle and keep the glue away from your 3D petals.
Add a Second Layer
Next, glue the medium sixed flower into the middle of the first. This time, rotate it so the petals are positioned in the gaps between the petals on the first layer.
Add a Third Layer
Finally, stick on the third, and smallest, flower, rotating it once again so the petals are positioned in the gaps between the petals on the second layer.
Complete with a Pom-Pom Center
Add the final flourish by using white and yellow mini pom poms to create the middle, or stigma, of the poinsettia flower. Just firmly glue them on in a circular shape.
Now your festive floral is complete – beautiful!
The Easy Poinsettia
Christmas Card to Complete
But the fun isn’t over! There are lots of ways you can use this template and play with the craft.
You could try using only one flower head and drawing or painting a decorative vase onto the background card – such a fun a way to explore 2D and 3D shapes. You could make smaller flowers and fill the card like a poinsettia meadow, or get your paints and glitter out and play with color and texture. Or what about using wrapping paper scraps instead of colored card to make the flowers? It creates a really fun effect, and reduces waste too!
There are endless ways to craft and play – enjoy!
More Christmas Cards for Kids to Make:
Handprint Christmas Cards:
These Handprint Christmas Cards are adorable and a perfect keepsake for kids to make and give at Christmas.https://www.artycraftykids.com/christmas/handprint-christmas-cards/
We’ve created printable elements to transform your childs handprint into a Christmas Tree, Reindeer and Santa, making this a super easy Christmas craft for kids.
Santa Christmas Card:
This Easy Santa Christmas Card design is the perfect choice for anyone making homemade Christmas Cards with the kids this festive season.
Its simple design will encourage children from preschool to kindergarten and children within early years education to make the crafts independently, which is exactly what you want from a DIY Christmas card!https://www.artycraftykids.com/christmas/easy-santa-christmas-card/
Christmas Tree Christmas Card:
Looking for a quick and easy Christmas card to make with the kids this Christmas? With an added photo element, this adorable Photo Christmas Tree Card is fun and easy to make, and doubles up a special keepsake for parents, grandparents and loved ones.https://www.artycraftykids.com/christmas/photo-christmas-tree-card/