Make these cute Christmas tree cards inspired by three famous artists, with our printable Christmas tree templates below. This is a totally do-able Christmas craft for younger and older kids too! Grab some markers and paint, and you will have several colorful homemade Christmas cards to gift in no time.
FUN CHRISTMAS TREE CARDS FOR KIDS TO MAKE
WHO ARE THESE FAMOUS ARTISTS?
Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist who loved to work in bright colors, lines, and dots. His style resembled comic books.
Jackson Pollock was an American artist who became famous for painting in the abstract expressionist style. Pollock’s paintings were made by dripping and splashing paint onto large canvases.
Wassily Kandinsky was an abstract artist born in Russia. Kandinsky loved painting abstract figures, shapes, and lines. His paintings were often inspired by music.
Kandinsky circles are a great example of abstract art. Kandinsky used a grid composition and within each square he painted concentric circles, meaning that the circles share a central point.
WHY STUDY FAMOUS ARTISTS?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own artwork.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
CHRISTMAS TREE CARDS
- Christmas Tree Card Templates
- Acrylic paint
- Craft Stick
STEP 1: Print the three Christmas tree card templates.
STEP 2: Fold the paper along the dotted lines.
STEP 3: Use scissors to cut each tree out, being careful not to cut the bottom of the tree.
STEP 4: Now design your trees in the styles of Pollock, Kandinsky, and Lichtenstein.
Jackson Pollock Card – Dip a craft stick or popsicle stick into your paint or use a tube of paint, and then splash, splatter, flick, or drip the paint onto the Christmas tree. Repeat with a different color.
TIP: This can get messy, so put some paper underneath to contain the mess!
Leave to dry before moving on to the next step.
Wassily Kandinsky Card – Color in your concentric circles on the Christmas tree card with markers. Use different colors for each ring of the circle.
Roy Lichtenstein Card – Color in the strips and stars with bright-colored markers in a comic style.
STEP 5: When you are finished, write a holiday greeting in your Christmas tree cards!
MORE FUN CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
- Printable Christmas tree outlines and craft ideas
- Make these new printable Christmas ornaments
- Fun Christmas around the world coloring pages
SIMPLE CHRISTMAS TREE CARDS FOR KIDS TO MAKE
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