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Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

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We are always looking for fun crafts to do with the boys, especially those that take a little more time and helps them practice their fine motor skills.  I wanted to do a Christmas tree craft for kids, and the steps are pretty simple.  I took a technique we used to make this turtle with shell craft to make the texture on the tree.

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This craft for kids is super simple to make. Depending on the age of your child, you will likely need to cut the triangle shape out of cardboard to get them started. It can be cut any way and does NOT have to be perfect! You could even go all fancy and cut some lines in it to make it look even more like an authentic Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids - cardboard triangle cutout

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

Make this adorable Christmas tree craft with the little ones!



  • scissors
  • paintbrush


    1. Cut a medium sized triangle out of cardboard.
    2. Cut both long strips and small triangles out of green tissue paper.
    3. Mix equal parts water and school glue (or use liquid starch) with a paintbrush in a small bowl.
    4. "Paint" the large cardboard triangle with your glue mixture and a paintbrush.
    5. Place your long strips of green tissue paper over the cardboard triangle, covering it completely.
    6. When the cardboard triangle is covered with tissue paper, paint over it again.
    7. Carefully stick your small green tissue paper triangles all over the triangle, arranging it in any way that you like. Make sure they are stuck, but do not paint glue over it.
    8. Allow tree to dry completely, and then use a dot of school glue to glue your tri-shaped bead "ornaments" on.
    9. Create a small star with paper and paint with glitter glue and glue it on top.
    10. Allow to dry and decorate with other items, if you wish!

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Best Christmas Books for Kids

Our Christmas tree craft for kids idea was inspired by “If You Take A Mouse To The Movies.”  It’s one of our favorite books!  We love to read these books together.  You could recreate a tree from every Christmas book that you read.  A popcorn garland from the “If You Take A Mouse To The Movies,” a tree with a great big gold star from Curious George, or a tree with a paper chain like Corduroy’s!

What are some of your favorite Christmas books for kids?

 If You Take a Mouse to the Movies If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (A Special Christmas Edition) (If You Give…) Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…) Gingerbread Friends by Brett, Jan [Putnam Juvenile,2008] (Hardcover) My Little Christmas Story Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise Clifford Helps Santa (Clifford The Big Red Dog) The Missing Mitten Mystery Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? Merry Christmas, Curious George Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight? Little Engine That Could and the Snowy, Blowy Christmas Silent Night (A VeggieTales Book) (VeggieTales (Candy Cane Press)) Silent Night: A Light and Sound Book Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversary, A: Deluxe Edition

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