Get your kids in the holiday spirit with this free printable Christmas tree craft!
We love cut and paste crafts, they’re a great activity for keeping kids busy and they love getting to create some fun crafts and decorations for the holiday season.
You can build a Christmas tree using our free printable template and then it’s up to you to color the ornaments and decide how to decorate it!
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Build A Christmas Tree Printable
This fun craft project with it’s Christmas tree design is perfect for the lead up to the big day when you want to do something create with your kids but don’t necessarily have the time or money to spend ages preparing anything.
All you need to do is print out the template, grab some coloring pencils or markers, find a glue stick and some scissors and you’ve got a Christmas craft ready to go.
Because you can print as many copy as you want it’s also a great craft to make in classrooms as well as at home. I know that in the final run to Christmas lots of kids can get a bit worn out and overwhelmed so it’s nice to have something they can sit down and create!
Fancy going extra? We also have a free printable paper Christmas tree craft that has 11 pages full of designs.
Christmas Tree Craft Supplies
- Build a scarecrow PDF
- White cardstock or printer paper
- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials – markers, crayons or coloring pencils
Build A Christmas Tree Activity
Start by printing out your craft template onto white paper or cardstock.
Using cardstock will make your Christmas tree craft a little bit more sturdy but it’s slightly harder to cut than paper so go with whichever one suits your best. I’ve used regular printer paper for my craft.
Next color in your Christmas tree and all the decorations that you want to use using your coloring pencils, markers or crayons as well as coloring in your Christmas tree topper.
You don’t need to use all the decorations but personally I’m very much more is more rather than having a minimalist approach when it comes to Christmas so as you can see in the photos I’ve used all of them.
Next grab a pair of scissors and cut all of the different pieces out.
Now it’s time to build your Christmas tree. Take the three separate parts of the tree and glue them together as shown on your printable and glue these to the Christmas tree’s pot.
Finally you can decorate your Christmas tree. Grab the lights and glue these onto your tree and then stick on your ornaments.
All you need to do is stick glue your Christmas tree topper to the top of your tree and your craft is finished.
Christmas Books for Kids
Christmas is absolutely my favorite time for reading with my kids. There are so many fantastic Christmas stories to choose from and when the weather is cold outside it’s great to be able to snuggle up and read together.
These Christmas books are all perfect for kids and would be ideal for reading alongside making this activity.
- The Giving Snowman by Julia Zheng
- How To Catch A Reindeer by Alice Walstead
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
More Christmas Tree Crafts
My kids love making Christmas crafts during the whole month of December which means that over the years I’ve realised I need to have an awful lot of ideas up my sleeve!
We’ve got loads of Christmas crafts ideas and free printables to keep you and your kids having fun during the holiday season with ideas for all different age groups but these are some of my favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities.
This printable Christmas card can be colored in by kids and is free to download.
This scrunched paper Christmas tree craft is one I made with my children when they were younger and it’s a great activity to do with toddlers and preschoolers.
Finally would not grab our printable Christmas tree template which is perfect for making some simple festive crafts with. You’ll find lots of ideas for activities you can try in this post too.
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- Coloring materials Coloring pencils, markers or crayons
- Build a Christmas tree PDF printed onto white paper
- Print your craft template onto white printer paper.
- Color in your tree and all the decorations you wish to use.
- Using scissors, cut the separate parts out.
- Glue together the three parts of the tree and the tree trunk and then add your decorations.