Paint Colour Swatch Tree Cards {that little kids can make}

Easy homemade Christmas card idea for preschoolers.

Paint colour swatch Christmas tree cards that preschoolers can make

JJ wasn’t the only one to get in on the home-made Christmas card making fun this year. My three year old daughter Bee made some pretty cool paint swatch tree cards too!

We used a pen and ruler to draw tall triangles on to the back of the paint swatch cards, to look like trees. Then Bee cut them out (great for her scissor skills!), and glued them onto the front of blank gift cards, to represent little fir Christmas trees.

Cutting paint sample cards

Cutting paint swatches

Making paint swatch Christmas cards

The two half triangles on the ends can also be trimmed to make smaller trees, which are great for layering on top to give the tree scene some dimension.

Pasting paint swatch Christmas tree cards

If you wanted to make this look more like a wintery, you could flick white paint on top to look like snow. I did suggest this to Bee, but she liked them just as they were.

kid-made paint colour swatch tree cards for Christmas

These cards were really easy to make, and it meant that we were able to use up all the green paint colour swatches that were left over from an old project. (I’m trying to ‘use up’ all the miscellaneous supplies in my craft cupboard – and these paint swatches were ones that I’d been storing ‘just in case’ for ages.)

I should mention, please don’t just raid the paint swatch display at your local hardware store! Try to use recycled paint swatches / colour cards that are left over from previous projects, or ask around to see if your friends or neighbours have any spare. You could also ask the staff at your local hardware store, to see if they have any old / outdated ones that they’d be happy to donate.

kid-made paint colour swatch tree cards for Christmas


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Happy Christmas crafting!!

xx Danya

Easy DIY cards for preschoolers make fir trees using paint swatch cards great for Christmas or summer camping theme


  1. They look awesome x

    • Danya Banya



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