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DIY Interactive Christmas Coloring Card

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12 Days of Holiday Crafts by Crafting CheerfullyInteractive printable coloring cards lay on a pink background surrounded by snowflakes and colored pencils.

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Hello Crafty Friends! It’s the 9th day of my annual series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts”! Today I’m sharing a festive Christmas coloring card. The best part of this card is it’s interactive!! Spin the wheel and Santa and Rudolph fly across the sky over the cute neighborhood scene.

I love creating handmade cards especially when they are interactive. After coloring this card in, the interactive part comes together quickly. A wheel is attached to the inside cover of the card using a brad. A notch on the side of the card lets the recipient rotate the wheel to show a holiday greeting and Santa in his sleigh. 

Interactive Santa card is colored in with coloring pencils.

This is a great craft to do with kids! They will love to color in the card and rotate it once finished. Kids will need an adult’s help to cut out the window above the neighborhood which requires very careful cutting or the use of a craft knife and cutting mat.

My kids can’t wait to create a few of these cards to send to family members! Each finished card measures 5″ x 7″ and will fit in an A7 envelope. It only uses a single brad in the center of the card and since I used mini brads they should not require extra postage to send, but be sure to check with your local post office. 

In case coloring isn’t your jam, but you’d love to make the interactive card I’ve got you covered! I’ve included a version of the card that is digitally colored so you can skip the coloring and go straight to crafting it. The colored versions include a Santa with both light and dark skin that you can choose from!

Two interactive cards lay next to each other; one is a coloring card and one is digitally colored.

Interactive Santa Coloring Card

Supplies Needed

The printable cards lay on a cutting mat next to a scissors.

Preparing the Card

Step One: Start by printing the card on white cardstock then cut it out using a scissors or paper trimmer.

Interactive card is cut out using a paper trimmer.

Fold the card in half. If you have a scoring board you can use this to get a smooth, crisp fold line.

Card lays on a scoring board with a yellow stylus.

Step Two: Carefully use a craft knife to cut out the sky shape above the neighborhood. 

A half-circle shape is cut out above the neighborhood houses drawn on the card.

Step Three: Use a pushpin to poke a hole through the marked spot. The spot is in the center of the wreath on the middle house.

A pushpin pokes a hole in the marked spot.

Step Four: Color in the card and the wheel. Use colored pencils, markers or crayons to color in the card. Color the background of the wheel the same color as the sky on the main card so it blends in once attached.

Interactive Santa card is colored in with coloring pencils.

Step Five: Use a brad to attach the wheel to the back of the card cover. The wheel should spin using the notch at the side of the card.

The inside cover of the card shows a paper wheel secured into place using a brad.

Three interactive Santa cards lay in a row; one is not colored, one is colored by hand and one is digitally colored.

This card is so cute when finished and a lot of fun to play with! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give the card a try! 

How to Download the Free Card Files

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Happy Crafting! -Kim

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