We’ve officially reached that time of year when all my kids want to do is Christmas crafts and these sweet scrunched paper Christmas trees were perfect as it was something both my three year old and my six year old could enjoy.
Tissue paper makes for a lovely sensory craft too with its noise and the feeling itself of scrunching itself and this simple craft is great for helping with fine motor skills too.
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Scrunched Paper Christmas Tree Craft
If you’re after some festive crafts for toddlers then this is a great activity to try, but my son who was older also really enjoyed it too.
It would be great to make these and use them on the front from Christmas cards or you could make a load of them and tie them together using some string or bakers twine to make a Christmas tree garland.
You could also use a hole punch to make a hole in the top and tie some string through to make these into Christmas tree ornaments, be certain to write your child’s name and the year on the back as decorations like these always make nice keepsakes to look back on over the years.
You could also make this craft using our free Christmas tree template which I’ve linked to below, perfect if you want to make this with a group and don’t want to draw out tons of trees!
If you like this craft make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so you don’t forget about it. Want more ideas for easy Christmas crafts for kids? Keep reading for more ideas for festive crafting as well as our favourite Christmas books to share with kids.
Christmas Tree Craft Materials
Free Christmas Tree Template
I drew our Christmas tree’s freehand but if you’d like to make sure your trees look a bit more symmetrical than mine, or if you have a large number to prepare then why not check out our free Christmas tree template.
This makes larger Christmas trees and would be great printed out on some green cardstock to help save you time.
You can print the template onto paper but if your child is likely to use a lot of glue then I’d recommend card to stop it becoming too saturated from the glue, you don’t want to risk it tearing.
Paper Christmas Tree Craft
Where we currently live I don’t have much access to craft shops which means my ideas will often come much quicker than any supplies I need!
When I thought up this craft I didn’t have any green card so instead I cut some Christmas tree shapes out of a cardboard box and painted them green. If you are more organised than me then card will obviously be quicker to do, but the painted version worked just as well.
A bonus of using normal card though is that it’s pretty thick, allowing it to cope with large amounts of glue without going all soggy.
It also means that they’d make better Christmas tree decorations as they have that added bit of weight too.
Once your tree shapes are ready get your kids to make some glue dots on the tree and then you are ready too add your ‘baubles’.
Tearing and scrunching the tissue paper is great for fine motor skills and having a variety of colours meant that we could discuss those as well, if you want a colour of tissue paper passed to you you have to use the correct name for it!
At six years old my sons ‘baubles’ were generally quite small, mine were a bit more uniform (which you’d kinda expect as I’m substantially older) and at three years old my daughters started off quite small but then she just really wanted to cover all her tree so they got a little more flamboyant. All of them looked super cute!
Christmas Books For Kids:
We love matching an activity with a book and there’s no better excuse than Christmas for snuggling down with your kids and sharing a story together, why not try one of these?
More Easy Christmas Activities for Kids:
Do your kids enjoy colouring? This cute gingerbread house colouring page is free and is perfect for a bit of chill out time!
Or for simple Christmas crafts everyone can enjoy why not check out this round up of Christmas crafts for toddlers which has been crazy popular with parents.