Ribbon Tree Christmas Card

Here is a fun Ribbon Tree Christmas Card the kids can make.

We love making our own cards for all occasions and Christmas is no exception. As well as making a lovely gift, this card is great for practicing fine motor skills and developing language.


– Sheet of thick paper/card

– Curling Ribbon

– Star

– Tape

– Glue

– Scissors


From your piece of thick paper/card, cut and fold a card and also cut a triangle

Hint: Older kids could do this part on their own

Tape one end of the curling ribbon to your triangle

Wrap the curling ribbon around and around the triangle

Hint: Talk about the process of wrapping and use descriptive language like over and under

Younger children may find wrapping the ribbon (and keeping it on the triangle) tricky. You could cut little grooves in the side to help them catch the ribbon

Hint: you can also tape down the ribbon on the back as you go to keep it from slipping

When your “tree” is adequately wrapped, stick down the end of the ribbon and glue your finished triangle onto the front of the card

Stick a star at the top of the tree and you’re finished!

Now time to write a message inside. If your child is pre-writing it’s fun to have them dictate a message and you can write it in.

Merry Christmas :)

While you are at it, don’t forget to sneak some Christmas reading in! Here is our list of Christmas books for you –

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