The holiday season is the perfect time to engage in creative and festive activities with kids and make this paper Christmas Tree Craft. In this kid-friendly craft, we’ll guide you through the steps of making an adorable paper Christmas tree. With just a few materials – green and brown paper, pom pom balls, scissors, and glue – your preschooler can create a festive masterpiece that will spread joy and excitement. Let the crafting begin!
Christmas Tree Craft MATERIALS:
- Green and brown paper
- Pom pom balls
How to Make the Christmas Tree Craft
Create a Perfect Square: Start by taking the green paper and forming a perfect square. You can achieve this by measuring and cutting the paper to ensure all sides are equal.
Cut Strips of Green Paper: Once you have your square, cut strips into the paper. Be cautious not to cut all the way through – leave the strips connected at one edge.
Unfold the paper: longest strips at the bottom, shortest at the top.
Add the dimension: Working from the bottom up, add glue to the tips of the strips and fold them into the center.
Secure the Christmas tree strips: Seal the strips that meet with the double-sided tape or glue.
Reinforce with Cardstock (optional): Cut a strip of cardstock paper or strip of cardboard and attach it to the back of your paper tree. This will add stability to your creation, ensuring it stands tall and proud.
Add a Brown Paper Trunk: Cut a rectangle from the brown paper to serve as the tree trunk. Attach it to the bottom of the cardboard strip, completing the tree’s natural look.
Now comes the fun part – decorating! Enhance your paper Christmas tree by adding colorful pom pom balls to the center. Use different sizes and colors to create a playful and festive decoration.
With just a few materials and simple steps, you can craft a delightful Christmas tree craft that will bring joy to the kids. This DIY project is not only a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday season but also a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with kids. Get ready to showcase your crafting skills and spread the festive spirit with your charming handmade Christmas tree!