Rhinestone Holiday Cards

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  • Things you probably have at home:
    • Glue
    • Fine point white marker or colored pencil
    • Ruler or straight edge

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Ideal Age Range:

Ideal for 3+ – try larger rhinestones with younger children

Mess Factor:


Prep Time:

< 5 minutes – gather materials together.

This is great as a quick activity with holiday cheer, but is also a way to make beautiful cards for friends + family. You can even make smaller versions of these as gift tags.

Active Instructions:

  1. Glue 3 or 4 rhinestones onto the small black paper (or the paper color of your choice)
  2. Glue an extra small rhinestone at the top of each larger rhinestone. (Any glue that seeps out will dry clear.)
Step 1 – glue larger rhinestones

Step 2 – glue smaller rhinestones on top
  1. Using a ruler or straight edge, draw a fine line from the top of each ball to the top of the paper.
    • HELPFUL TIP: Draw the line in pencil for your child and have them trace over it, or go hand over hand to help them draw the line. Remember, a child’s line may not be perfectly straight, but that is the charm of children’s artwork.
  2. The completed Christmas balls can be matted on red and green colored paper or used to make a holiday card.
    • One of the photos shows a small black canvas frame that was used instead of paper, with a ribbon added for hanging. (See examples of finished projects below)
    • You can also find mini frames in craft stores or dollar stores if you prefer to use this as a decoration rather than a card

There are a lot of ways to get creative and personalize this project using your child’s creativity. When you are finished, you can mat the projects or finish them in different ways. See some examples below.

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