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Scrunched Paper Christmas Trees

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

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This activity is a great if your looking for crafts for toddlers but my son 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 festive garland.

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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.

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To make this craft you will need:

Making our Christmas Trees

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.

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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’.

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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!

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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:

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 to download and perfect for a bit of chill out time!

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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.

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Finally these winter crafts for toddlers are super cute and super easy too!

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7 Comments

  1. 14th December 2016 / 5:36 pm

    This is children’s Christmas crafting like I used to do as a child. Fab!

  2. 14th December 2016 / 8:15 pm

    That is so sweet, what a lovely craft to do with little ones

  3. 14th December 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Ahh this is such a fun one, we did something similar for fireworks night but definitely need to try it for christmas trees!

  4. 15th December 2016 / 7:27 am

    I remember making something very similar when I was tiny. So cute! I could even try this with my 14 month old, I think he would love it! 🙂

  5. 16th December 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I pinned these already. I remember making these when I was in school and then them all hanging on the school tree. They are so lovely.

  6. 17th December 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I love scrunched paper arts, loads of fun and so easy for little ones. Mich x

  7. 18th December 2016 / 4:12 pm

    These look really cute and so easy to make too

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