Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Cards

These super cute and very easy potato print reindeer cards are perfect for getting little ones involved in the festive season

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the CountryI love to make Christmas cards.  I’ve been making my own for years and in recent years Doodles and Oodles have loved to help out.  I also love printmaking and if your kiddies are anything like my two then they will absolutely love potato printing – simple, cheap and really effective (a little bit messy!!!).

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the Country

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Cards

What you need:

  • potatoes
  • sharp knife
  • paint – brown, red
  • googly eyes
  • card – we used green
  • black marker – we used our trusted Sharpies!

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the Country

What to do:

  • fold card in half to make a card
  • pour paint onto a plate
  • cut potatoes in half, dry off the surface using kitchen towels
  • press the potatoes into the paint and print onto the centre of the card
  • using the red paint, press your thumb into the paint
  • make a thumb print on the brown potato print for Rudolph’s nose.
  • leave to dry
  • draw antlers onto the head and a mouth
  • stick on googly eyes

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the Country 5We were thrilled with how these turned out, we then went on to make wrapping paper using the same technique which you can see here, in our Rudolph wrapping paper post!

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the CountryPotato prints are so versatile, so many possibilities for Christmas cards, why not try snowmen or angels or these Santas that we had fun with?  We also made Christmas Tree cards using potatoes although these involved a little more cutting and shaping of the potatoes.

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the CountryWe love to see what are readers are making, please feel free to share photos of your own projects or projects of ours you have tried on our Facebook page or tag us in your photo on Instagram.

Have lots of festive fun!
Ciara x

If you are a regular visitor to our little blog then you will know that I am slightly addicted to Pinterest.  I have a lot of festive boards from Christmas cards to Decor for Our Little House to Festive Entertaining to Homemade gifts and decorations.  Here is one with lots more ideas for Christmas Cards for Kids to Make.xmas card board

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