With Christmas break right around the corner, your kids are probably looking for fun projects that let them put on their elf ears. These fun and festive Christmas card designs are just the ticket for your little crafters. They are easy to make and don't require any special supplies. And we just know Grandma will love them!

1. The Gingerbread Man.  This cute card idea from Spoonful is great for kids of all ages.  Older kids can handle the project on their own, while younger kids may need a little help tracing and cutting out the template.  Kids can get creative with decorations and even follow the instructions to add a little "spice" to the card by scenting it with cinnamon and nutmeg.  

2. Holiday rickrack. Rickrack - or wavy cotton trim - is the perfect holiday craft material as it can be bent and shaped into tons of festive designs.  Your kids can follow the designs in the Martha Stewart link to create beautiful Christmas trees, snowflakes, or a candy cane.  Or they can have fun creating their own unique holiday images.  

3. Pop-up Christmas tree.  My kids love pop-up cards and they are gonna go crazy over this pop-up Christmas tree design - another one from the good folks over at Martha Stewart.  My favorite part is the simplicity - if your kids can pleat, they can make this professional-looking card.  

4. The Christmas cactus.  I picked this card both for its quirky design and for its ease to create.  I think kids both young and old could get into decorating this fun little Christmas cactus.  And even little elves can make it with a little help in the template department.

5. Holiday birds.  This whimsical little card design would be perfect for older kids who can really get into a good holiday craft.  It's great because there really aren't any specific supplies or skills involved. Yet the cards comes to together looking fun, and festive, and polished.  It's also a good way to use up scraps of felt and fabric that may have been left over from other holiday crafts.

Related posts on MNN:

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.