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.
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!
Interactive Santa Coloring Card
- White cardstock to print on – I used 110lb White Index Cardstock
- Small mini brad – I found mine at Michaels Craft Store
- Paper trimmer
- Craft knife and self-healing cutting mat
- Colored pencils, markers or crayons to color!
- Scoring board (optional)
Preparing the Card
Step One: Start by printing the card on white cardstock then cut it out using a scissors or paper trimmer.
Fold the card in half. If you have a scoring board you can use this to get a smooth, crisp fold line.
Step Two: Carefully use a craft knife to cut out the sky shape above the neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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