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Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers (With Free Printable!)

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Here's a cute and easy Christmas tree craft for toddlers! This is a fun one to make with kids and help them learn scissor skills. Download the free printable to make this craft super easy. This is a great budget-friendly Christmas craft that costs less than 50 cents in supplies!

2 paper christmas trees - craft for toddlers

Cute, easy, budget-friendly Christmas tree paper craft!

If you're looking for Christmas activities for toddlers, you've come to the right place!

I have an awesome easy Christmas sensory activity for young toddlers with a free printable, and free printable Christmas coloring and activity pages for toddlers and preschoolers. And now I am excited to share this cute, easy Christmas tree craft!

You probably have all the supplies you need to make these Christmas trees, so let's get started!

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supplies to make a paper christmas tree craft with toddlers: cardstock, scissors, glue stick, craft sticks

Supplies:

  • Christmas tree template (print yours here)
  • Cardstock - varying shades of green, yellow. Construction paper would work too, but won't be as sturdy, so I highly recommend the cardstock!
  • Scissors - grab your toddler-safe scissors if you want your child to help! Or you can cut the trees out from the template yourself and have this activity ready to go if your child's attention span is as short as mine's (haha it's true)
  • Pencil
  • Craft sticks - you know, those "popsicle" sticks
  • Glue stick - these purple disappearing glue sticks are SO MUCH BETTER than the glue sticks from my childhood. We love these and are never going back to the white ones!
  • Markers - blue, red, or any color your child chooses! Or use small stickers or glitter to decorate the trees!

Let's make a paper Christmas tree craft:

Step 1Print your Christmas tree template. Cut out the pieces, and fold the tree along the dotted line.

Step 2Fold a sheet of green cardstock in half. Slide the template over the fold and trace it. Also trace the star on yellow cardstock.

Step 3Cut out the tree. Continue with 2 more sheets of green cardstock, until you have 3 trees.

3 chrismas trees cut out from cardstock

Step 4Leave all the trees folded in half. Glue one side of one tree to the side of the next tree.

2 paper christmas trees and a glue stick to make a christmas tree craft

Step 5: And the same with the third, until you have a 3D effect Christmas tree.

folded paper christmas tree next to scissors

Step 6Then, glue the flat part of the tree to the middle of a craft stick, leaving just the top and bottom of the stick exposed. Glue the star to the top of the craft stick.

cardstock christmas tree glued to a craft stick

Step 7: Use markers (or stickers or glitter!) to decorate the tree with colorful circles for ornaments for the tree.

paper craft christmas tree craft next to markers and supplies

Step 8: Optional: turn this into tree ornament by gluing a piece of twine to the back of the craft stick.

Easy, right??

Don't forget to save this craft on Pinterest for later, so you can refer to it when you need it!

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Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

2 paper christmas trees - craft for toddlers

An easy, budget-friendly Christmas tree craft for toddlers and preschoolers, made with supplies you have around the house! Download the free printable to use as a template!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0.50

Materials

  • Cardstock in various greens and yellows (see notes and supplies below)
  • Craft sticks

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Christmas tree template (see instructions to print yours)

Instructions

    1. Print your Christmas tree template. Cut out the pieces, and fold the tree along the dotted line.
    2. Fold a sheet of green cardstock in half. Slide the template over the fold and trace it. Also trace the star on yellow cardstock.
    3. Cut out the tree. Continue with 2 more sheets of green cardstock, until you have 3 trees.
      3 chrismas trees cut out from cardstock
    4. Leave all the trees folded in half. Glue one side of one tree to the side of the next tree.
      2 paper christmas trees and a glue stick to make a christmas tree craft
    5. Glue the third, until you have a 3D effect Christmas tree.
      folded paper christmas tree
    6. Glue the flat part of the tree to the middle of a craft stick, leaving just the top and bottom of the stick exposed. Glue the star to the top of the craft stick.
      cardstock christmas tree glued to a craft stick
    7. Use markers (or stickers or glitter!) to decorate the tree with colorful circles for ornaments for the tree.
      paper craft christmas tree craft next to markers and supplies

Notes

  • Print your Christmas tree template here (or draw your own)
  • Turn this into tree ornament by gluing a piece of twine to the back of the craft stick!
  • And here is a St. Patrick's day set that would work really well for a fun variety of green Christmas trees!
  • But of course, plain holiday green is great because then your kids can decorate the trees how they like

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