There is nothing quite like receiving a lovingly handmade kiddy Christmas card.
These spin art Christmas cards for kids use a process that is high on the fun-o-meter.
Spin art is also a quick way for generating heaps of colourful art for the Christmas card list.
What sets this spin art activity apart from all the other spin art projects out there?
It makes use of a material that Raising Kinley has raved about here before.
The photo paper soaks up the paint so that there is no time spent waiting for paint to dry.
Perfect for the impatient creator. Or last-minute-Christmas-card-maker.
Are you ready to turn your home into a spin art Christmas card factory?
Let’s do this.
You will need:
Christmas shape templates (We used the ones from my Christmas eBook.)
How to make your own spin art Christmas cards:
Prepare a palette with your liquid watercolours.
Place a piece of photo paper into your salad spinner.
Use different painting implements to splatter and drip and drop the watercolours onto the photo paper.
Secure the lid tightly onto your salad spinner and spin, spin, spin.
The best part- remove the lid and ogle your artwork.
Trace around your templates onto the back of the photo paper and cut them out.
(We used the templates that come with my Christmas eBook, The 12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas.
You can read more about it here.)
Fold card stock in half to create a card and glue your spin art shapes to the front.
The spin art also makes for lovely gift tags. Simply punch a hole at the top of the shape and thread ribbon or a pipe cleaner through. Use a permanent marker to write names on the tags.