It’s that time of year again to start thinking about Christmas and what sort of Christmas card we are going to make.  We’ve had some really good ones in the past, so I needed to make sure this years ones were just as good.  I needed something quick and easy, that would fit into our busy schedule.  After a couple of nights sleep on the subject I came up with Origami Santa Christmas cards.

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To make your own origami Santa Christmas cards you will need:

  • Origami paper
  • Blank cards
  • Glue
  • Pens

How to make the origami Santa

As origami designs go, this one is pretty basic.  I am sure there are more complicated ones out there, but this worked really well for EC and YC.

Start with your origami paper, coloured side down, square on to you.  Fold a bottom corner diagonally to the top corner.  Then unfold it.

Turn the paper so that it is now at an angle to you.  Fold the 2 bottom sides into the middle fold.  You will end up with a kite base.

Next fold the bottom tip up to the top one; the paper should be in half now.

Flip the paper over.  Fold the top of the paper down, this is to make Santa’s face and beard.  The point of the beard should touch that fold line at the bottom.

Fold the top part of that white triangle down.  This makes the brim of his hat.

Turn it over again, and fold back the sides to create a large triangle shape.

origami santa christmas cards

Finally turn it over one more time and draw on his face.

To make the Origami Santa Christmas card

Cover the back of the Santa in glue and stick it onto the front of the card.

I know it sounds a little silly, but make sure your little ones stick it onto the card the right way round.  Every year someone always decorates the back of the card or does it with the card upside down, meaning that the card opens the wrong way.

All that is left to do is write your message on the inside.

origami santa christmas cards

We spent an hour after dinner one evening and made about 20 cards while watching a Christmas movie to put us into the spirit.

If you enjoyed this Origami Santa Christmas card be sure to check out my letters to Father Christmas posting activity, how to make a Christmas cracker, and paper straw Christmas tree.

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Simple origami santa Christmas cards for children to make

 

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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