Make this adorable Christmas tree craft with just paper, scissors, and glue! This is a fun project for a snowy (or rainy) day, and they look fabulous on display.
I would recommend this Christmas craft for upper elementary aged kids through teens. So, age 9 and up or so. It will depend on the child because they’ll need to be able to cut fairly precisely.
For younger kids, just cut out the trees for them, and have them assemble and decorate the trees.
- Green paper – we used origami paper, but colored copier paper will also work. I would not recommend card stock.
- Colored paper – we used origami paper here also, but any colored paper will work.
- Scrapbook paper in Christmas patterns
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
Step 1: Fold a sheet of paper in half vertically. Cut out a Christmas tree shape from the folded edge.
Step 2: Open your Christmas tree and see if you like the shape. If you’re happy with it, trace your tree shape on more folded pieces of paper. You want to have 6 – 7 trees total.
Step 3: Cut out all your trees. Be sure to cut carefully so that the trees are all exactly the same shape.
Step 4: Now it’s time to glue the trees together. Apply glue to one side of a folded tree. Be sure to get glue all the way to the tips of the branches.
Step 5: Then attach a second folded tree to the glue area.
Step 6: Continue to glue the folded trees together in a stack. After you glue on the final tree, bring the ends together into a circle shape. Glue the first and last trees together to complete the circle shape.
Step 7: Then decorate your tree! A fun and simple way to make ornaments is by using a hole punch to make colored circles.
Then just glue them on with a glue stick. So fun!
Another fun variation on this project is to use patterned scrapbook paper! You can use almost any print with greens and even blues or reds.
If your trees aren’t lined up perfectly when you glue them together, it’s okay! You can trim the edges of the “branches” after the glue dries. I did that with this scrapbook paper tree since the other side of the paper is white. My green paper trees were very forgiving with mistakes.
Need more Christmas craft ideas? We’ve got lots!
Make some adorable Wood Bead Ornaments. So fun and simple.
We also love these Cardboard Reindeer Ornaments. Make them with supplies you have on hand!
These Christmas Perler Bead Patterns are also a lot of fun. Any of them can be made into ornaments or gift tags.