If you’re in a pinch for a last-minute Christmas greeting, these washi tape Christmas cards take seconds to make! This past week, my 5-year-old daughter and I made these in just a few minutes for many of our friends and relatives. Not only are they pretty, each design and message is unique because they are made by hand. In my opinion, nothing beats a good handmade card! In fact, we rarely by cards from the store, because card-making gives my daughter a chance to be thoughtful and creative while also providing an organic opportunity for writing practice. Without further ado, here’s how to make washi tape Chirstmas cards!
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- 圣诞卡 / 聖誕卡 (Shèngdàn kǎ / Christmas card)
- 胶带 / 胶带 ( Jiāodài / Tape)
- 祝你圣诞快乐 / 祝你聖誕快樂 (Zhù nǐ shèngdàn kuàilè / I wish you a Merry Christmas)
- 还有新年快乐 / 還有新年快樂 (Hái yǒu xīnnián kuàilè / And a Happy New Year)
- 亲爱的 / 親愛的 (Qīn’ài de / Dear ___ )
What you need to make Washi Tape Christmas Cards:
- Washi Tape: We have and love the following…
- Cardstock paper (multi-colored or white)
- Pen, pencil
How to make Washi Tape Christmas Cards in 3 steps:
- Cut cardstock to desired size
- Affix washi tape in desired pattern (eg, increasing length or triangle shape Christmas tree)
- Write message!
Optional: tie card with a ribbon or decorative string!
How to say “I wish you a Merry Christmas” in Chinese?
Since my daughter is trilingual, she writes in English, Chinese, and Korean. In the above card, my daughter wrote the following Christmas message in simplified Chinese:
亲爱的妈妈 (Qīn’ài de Māmā / Dear Mama )
祝你圣诞快乐 (Zhù nǐ shèngdàn kuàilè / I wish you a Merry Christmas)
还有新年快乐 (Hái yǒu xīnnián kuàilè / And a Happy New Year)
I hope this idea can help anybody who is in a hurry to make a beautiful and meaningful Christmas card for a loved one!
If you make Washi Tape Christmas Cards, please let us know! We are encouraged when we see other families enjoying activities that we have shared! Leave a comment or tag us @chalkacademy on Instagram and Facebook!
Related Christmas learning for kids
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Merry Christmas, friends!
圣诞节快乐！(Shèngdàn jié kuàilè)