20 FUN Christmas Tree Crafts

 

Looking for Christmas tree crafts?

 

Making craft Christmas trees is so fun to do with your kids during the holiday season.

Let’s get started with the magic!

 


#1: Christmas Tree Noodle Craft

Sensory fillers like pasta and rice can also be used to create the best crafts!

 

This Christmas tree craft came out so cute! I love how the poms work for ornaments.

christmas tree noodle craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

 

bow tie pasta

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the pasta noodle individually, or you can place them in a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint and shake it up!

 

Dump out the noodles on an art tray and let them dry. You may need to use a paintbrush and get the spots where the paint didn’t reach!

Lastly, on a piece of cardboard, paint a Christmas tree!

 

C. Activity

 

Once the pasta noodles are dry, have the kids use glue to glue them on top of the tree, you painted on the cardboard. Regular glue will work for this part!

 

When all the noodles are in place, you can hot glue some poms to the tree to be the ornaments. I suggest using hot glue for that step; that way, you know it’ll stay on. Sometimes if you use regular glue for projects like this with poms, they can fall off. 

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#2: Fork-Printed Christmas Trees

Fork printing projects are SO fun! The marks that the fork leaves are perfect for creating Christmas trees!

This Christmas tree craft is easy for kids to create.

forked painted christmas trees

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

Add some green paint to a paint tray!

 

Draw and color in a tree trunk at the bottom of the paper with a brown marker. Lastly, draw a tree online in pencil, so your child knows where to place the forks to create a tree shape!

 

C. Activity

The kids will dip the fork into the green paint and make prints to cover the entire tree!

 

They can add on some glitter glue dots to be the ornaments. Lastly, they can add on a sticker star at the end!

 


#3: DIY Christmas Ornaments

 

These DIY Christmas tree crafts are perfect to hang on your tree this year!

 

I have three fun ideas for you, watch the video below to see them all.

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

 

Push colored poms into each of the ornaments. We used brown, white, and green poms!

C. Activity

 

We made a reindeer by creating antlers out of scrapbook brown sparkly paper. You will need to hot glue these to the top of the ornament.

 

Then, add googly eyes, a red pom for the nose, and a smile!

 

For the snowman, add googly eyes, buttons, and a carrot nose. Lastly, hot glue two poms on the side of the ornament and stick a pipe cleaner on top to look like ear muffs.

 

Lastly, to make the tree, glue buttons around the ornament to look like lights on a tree. Connect them all using a black Sharpie!

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#4: Pine Cone Tree Craft

 

Have you ever tried to craft with pine cones? How cool do these Christmas tree crafts look?

 

Pine cones make the perfect little Christmas trees! I love these can work for decor around the house as well!

 

pinecone christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Use acrylic paint to paint the pine cones! We did some green ones and a white one!

 

C. Activity

 

Hot glue the pine cone to a wood ornament once the paint is dry!

 

Add on buttons, poms, or glitter! I just used regular glue to add on the glitter and buttons! You can just stick in the poms, and they will stay there!

 

This is such a fun Christmas activity for kids! So simple and a fun way to use objects in nature to craft!

 


#5: Christmas Tree Handprint Art

 

I am such a sucker for handprint art. How cute is this Christmas tree craft for kids?

 

There are so many fun little holiday art supplies that kids can use to decorate the trees!

 

christmas tree handprint art

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Trace your child’s hand on green paper. Tip: I place multiple sheets under, so I just have to cut it out once.

 

Create tree trunks out of brown paper and paste them on the hands at the bottom.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones glue on some fun Christmas-themed supplies! They can fingerprint some ornaments on or glue on some buttons or poms!

 

Hang this up and keep it for years to come. Looking back at their handprints is so cute. It’s such a great memory to keep!

 


#6: Stick Tree Craft

This is a must-try Christmas tree craft with your kids! I love all the different supplies that you can use to create these.

They are so colorful and fun! My kids loved choosing the supplies for each one.

 

popsicle stick christmas tree craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Grab some colored popsicle sticks or paint them using acrylic paint.

 

If you choose to paint them. wait for them to dry, then hot glue them in a triangle shape to make a tree! If you choose colored sticks, you can do this step right away.

 

Then, cut a square of brown construction paper out and paste it to the back of the sticks for the bottom of the tree.

 

C. Activity

 

Let the kids decorate the trees using the supplies you have! We used all the items that are listed in the materials section. Most can be glued on using regular school glue.

 

The only one that had to be hot glued on was the mini ornaments.

 

Place a star sticker at the top of the tree! These are adorable and turn out SO cool!

 


#7: Coffee Filter Christmas Trees

 

Coloring coffee filters never gets old! This is a classic activity that turns out beautiful.

 

This Christmas tree craft is a fun process for kids to do, and it’s super simple for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

coffee filter christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Color the coffee filters using a green marker. We used a light and dark green marker so they would blend together!

 

Spray the coffee filter using a squirt bottle. Make sure the entire coffee filter is damp. Let these air dry (this process does take a few hours to completely dry).

 

C. Activity

 

Fold the coffee filter in half by bringing the top down to the bottom. Then, bring one side over the other and flatten. This will form the triangle shapes for the tree.

 

To make sure that the coffee filters stay down, add a piece of tape.

 

Stack three of these triangles together to make one tree. To get them to stay together, add a piece of tape to each one!

 

Then, have the kids use glitter glue, poms, buttons, or gems for the ornaments of the tree.

 

Lastly, add a star sticker at the top and a clothespin at the bottom to create the Christmas tree crafts!

 


#8: Cardboard Christmas Trees

 

I found these amazing fake pine pipe cleaners at Hobby Lobby. I use them all the time for Christmas crafting.

 

This Christmas tree craft is fun for the kids to make, and they look like real trees!

 

cardboard christmas tree craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • box cutter
  • pine pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • poms
  • hot glue
  • star stickers

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut triangle shapes out of cardboard using a box cutter. I love doing crafts using recycled materials like this, it’s a great lesson for the kids to show them they can create some fun and new out of materials we already have.

 

C. Activity

 

Cut the pine pipe cleaners to fit onto the tree. Then, hot glue them down on the cardboard.

 

Have the kids use glue to put the poms on the trees.

 

Tape a piece of brown paper square to the back of the cardboard for the trunk of the tree. Lastly, add a star on top!

 


#9: Sponge Christmas Trees

 

I love sponge crafts because they are easy for the kids to make!

 

This Christmas tree craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

sponge christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • Q-tips
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • marker
  • star sticker

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut out a triangle shape on a sponge.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use a paintbrush and paint the sponge. Make prints on white card stock paper. Then, use a brown marker to draw the tree trunk of the tree.

 

Add some paint into a paint tray and have the kids use Q-tips to create ornaments on the trees!

 

If you don’t want to use Q-tips, you can also finger-paint the ornaments on each tree.

 

This is such a fun and simple Christmas tree craft.

 


#10: Christmas Puffy Paint

 

Make your own puffy paint with just a few ingredients that you probably have right at home!

 

I have a few different puffy paint ideas for you here, not just a Christmas tree craft.

 

christmas puffy paint

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • food coloring
  • cardboard or card stock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Make puffy paint by mixing equal parts shaving cream and glue. Add your choice of food coloring in.

 

Draw your shapes on cardboard or card stock paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use a spoon to scoop out the puffy paint and place it on the picture. Then, they will use a paintbrush to spread the paint around.

 

To create the Christmas tree, you can just stick poms on top of the paint, they will stick!

 

When making the Santa shape, leave some room so they can glue googly eyes down.

 

Lastly, you can make a reindeer by painting the face using acrylic paint. Use the puffy paint to make the reindeer’s nose and antlers.

 

It takes a night for the puffy paint to dry, it will flatten a little bit, then the kids can feel it!

 


#11: Rice Christmas Trees

 

Here’s another fun Christmas tree craft that uses sensory fillers.

 

We love using rice to create crafts. The process of coloring the rice is fun for the kids, and they love crafting with it.

 

christmas tress sensory craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • construction paper
  • tape
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • rice
  • ziplock bags
  • art trays
  • parchment paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Color the rice by adding 1 cup of rice into a ziplock bag. Then, squirt some acrylic paint inside, close the bag then shake it up until the rice is covered in the paint. Dump out the rice on an art tray that is covered with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

 

Repeat this process if you want to do other colors for the ornaments!

 

Make sure to spread the rice out on the parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick together. It takes just a few minutes to dry.

 

C. Activity

 

Create your Christmas trees by drawing them on paper and then painting them using acrylic paint. Make a trunk for your tree out of brown construction paper.

 

If you want to add on googly eyes, glue them on and make a smile for your trees.

 

Then, add a thin layer of glue to the rest of the tree and spread it out using a popsicle stick. Sprinkle the rice onto the tree! You can do the green rice and then add on some rainbow rice for the ornaments!

 

If you don’t want to make rainbow rice, you can just glue poms on instead for the ornaments. Lastly, add a star on top!

 

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#12: TP Roll Christmas Crafts

 

Toilet paper roll crafts are really fun, and they always turn out super cute.

 

The best thing about them, too, is that you ALWAYS have them on hand! So all you need is a few craft supplies, and you are set.

 

TP Roll Activities

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

craft TP rolls

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B. Set-up

 

Paint one TP roll green, one brown, and one white.

 

C. Activity

 

a. Snowman– To create the face, glue googly eyes on, cut out a small orange triangle from cardstock for a nose, and draw in a smile with a Sharpie. Add on some buttons and wrap a pipe cleaner around its neck for a scarf. Lastly, hot glue a pipe cleaner to the top of the roll and two poms for ear warmers.

 

b. Reindeer– Glue on googly eyes and a red pom for the nose. Use brown pipe cleaners to create antlers and hot glue them on the inside of the roll. To make the antlers, cut one long stick and attach two small ones to the long one!

 

c. Tree– Hot glue craft lights (hobby lobby) or poms to the roll. If you grab lights, you can connect them by drawing strings to each. Place a mini bow on top!

 


#13: Paper Christmas Tree Craft

 

This is a simple Christmas tree craft for kids! You just need a few simple supplies.

 

This Christmas tree was one of my son’s favorite projects that we have done!

 

paper Christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut strips of paper that are different sizes. The kids will be organizing them on paper from longest to shortest!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will paste on the strips of paper according to size to look like a tree! We used two colors of green paper.

 

Once they are done, they can add a star on top and Christmas buttons for the ornaments!

 

Simple as that! What a fun and simple Christmas tree craft.

 


#14: Christmas Tree Name Craft

 

Create a Christmas tree craft with your little one’s name on it. This is a great one to practice name building.

Using a Q-tip to paint is one of our go-to activities! It’s an easy tool for the kids to use, and we always have them on hand.

 

christmas tree name craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut the number of triangles out that you need to make your child’s name. Also, cut a tree trunk out!

 

Have your little one write the letters of their name on the triangles, or you can do this part for them.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will glue the triangle pieces in the correct order to build their name. Then, they will add the tree trunk at the bottom!

 

They will use Q-tips and dip them in paint to create ornaments for their tree. We used red and green, but you can use as many colors as you’d like!

 

Lastly, add a star on top of the tree!

 

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#15: Tree Cutting Cards

 

Do you like making homemade cards? These cards are EASY and fun!

 

It’s the perfect Christmas tree craft that kids can do pretty much on their own.

 

tree cutting cards

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • white paper
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • glitter glue
  • poms
  • buttons
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut a white sheet of paper in half. Also, cut some triangles out of green and red paper (they need to be a few different sizes).

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will cut little slits at the bottom of each triangle. Once they are done with that, they will paste them from largest to smallest to make a tree.

They can flip up some of the edges to make them stand out a little bit! Then, the kids can add glitter glue, poms, or buttons to be the ornaments for the tree.

 

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#16: Fingerprint Trees

 

My kids love to do finger-painting activities. I love it, too, because their prints are so darn adorable.

 

This Christmas tree craft is a wonderful keepsake to remember. Don’t forget to add the date to it when you are done!

fingerprint tree craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • washable paint
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • cotton balls
  • glue

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw and cut out a few tree shapes from green and brown paper. Then, have the kids paste them together on the blue paper.

 

Lastly, draw some black lines to be the light strings on each tree.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip their fingers in paint and make colored lights on each string! Have a paper towel nearby so they can just wipe off their finger for a new color.

 

They can add snow at the top of the page by using white paint.

 

At the bottom of the page, add some glue, and they can spread out cotton balls to look like fluffy snow!

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#17: Foam Christmas Trees

 

I have a great Christmas tree craft for you that you can use for decorations around your house!

 

How cool do they foam trees look? I love the variety of supplies that you can use to make them all different.

 

foam christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Grab all the supplies you need to do this activity. If you are doing the glitter ones, you can add Mod Podge to the trees by using a popsicle stick to put it on.

 

C. Activity

 

If you are doing the glitter ones, sprinkle glitter all over the tree. To help with the clean-up for this one, add parchment paper to an art tray, then you can just toss the paper at the end!

 

For the red yarn tree, tape one side of the yarn down in the back and wrap the yarn around the tree. You’ll tape it again at the top of the tree. Then, you’ll hot glue poms around the tree.

 

The pom tree will need you to hot glue the poms all around the tree. Alternate colors around the entire tree!

 

For the pipe cleaner tree, simply wrap the pipe cleaners around the tree! This is a simple one for the kids to do.

 

Add a star sticker on the top of each tree! This is a fun craft for you to do together with the kids!

 


#18: Plate Tree Craft

 

I have a simple Christmas tree craft for kids to make! I love the variety of supplies that you can use to make each one unique.

 

Paper plate crafts are some of my favorites because they are simple and a supply I always have on hand.

 

paper plate christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • scissors
  • construction paper
  • tape
  • glue
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes
  • star stickers
  • tissue paper squares
  • glitter
  • poms
  • buttons

 

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B. Set-up

 

Cut paper plates into triangles to make the trees. If you want to paint any, use acrylic paint to paint them and let them dry!

 

C. Activity

 

We created a glitter tree by adding a thin layer of glue onto the paper plate and sprinkling glitter onto it!

 

Then, we made a ripped paper tree by having the kids rip construction paper pieces. They used a glue stick to paste the pieces on! You can have the tree have a face by adding googly eyes, or you can just leave it blank.

 

You can also use tissue paper squares by laying them flat or scrunching them up! We did both styles, and they turned out cool. Add buttons on the flat squares for the ornaments.

 

For the painted trees, you can add gems or poms for the ornaments! This is such a fun Christmas tree craft for kids.

 

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#19: Bead Trees

 

This is a simple Christmas tree craft that’s great for fine motor skills.

 

I love this craft for preschoolers! It’s simple and adorable.

 

bead Christmas tree craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • pony beads
  • marker
  • glue

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a triangle out of green paper and cut it out. Then, make a square out of brown paper for the trunk and attach it in the back to make your tree!

 

C. Activity

 

Draw lines on the tree using a marker.

 

Then, have the kids glue beads on the line. They can alternate colors to work on patterns as well. This is a simple and fun activity for kids to work on fine motor skills!

 

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#20: Sensory Tree Crafts

 

These sensory Christmas tree crafts were epic to create! We used so many fun supplies to make them.

 

I honestly can’t decide which one is my favorite.

 

sensory christmas craft trees

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • box cutter
  • acrylic paint
  • pasta
  • rice
  • poms
  • ziplock bag
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • mini ornaments

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create triangle shapes on cardboard and cut them out using a box cutter. Then, use acrylic paint to paint each one. We used red and green paint for the trees.

 

While you are waiting for the trees to dry, you can color the pasta and rice.

 

To do this process, you’ll add a cup of pasta/rice into a ziplock bag. Then, you’ll squirt some acrylic paint inside the bag. Shake and dump on an art tray that’s lined with parchment paper.

 

Make sure to separate the pasta/rice, so they don’t stick together.

 

C. Activity

 

You can use regular school glue to attach the pasta and rice to the trees!

 

If you are doing the pom tree, you can also use school glue, or you can hot glue them to ensure they stay on.

 

The mini Christmas lights will need to be hot glued onto the tree if you want to create those! It turns out so cool, and I love seeing the colors on the trees.

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

 

Christmas tree crafts are so much fun to do with the kids! They are so fun and festive for the Christmas season.

I hope you find some Christmas tree crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Happy Holidays

 

Deena

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