Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

Christmas trees are a big part of holiday preparations. Large or small, real or artificial, Christmas trees with their glittering lights brighten our homes with a special glow. Kids can make a little Christmas tree with its own glitter to shine among your favorite decorations this year!

Glitter Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

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Glitter is the perfect addition to many crafts. We use it on our pine cone ornament, and in this art activity.

Now we are including glitter in a Christmas tree craft that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers - even the big kids will want to make one!

Once you see how easy this craft is, you can vary the supplies according to your own likes and available materials.

Supplies for glitter and glue Christmas tree craft - Preschool Toolkit

Supplies

  • paper

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

Instructions

1. Roll the paper into a cone shape. Grownups can help with this step.

Note: If you are using cereal box cardboard or white cardstock, now is the time to paint the cone.  

Cardboard is a little harder to roll but the cone will be sturdier.

Let the paint dry before you continue to step 2.

For the purpose of this tutorial I used green construction paper, but we also had fun painting a cardboard cone!

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit


2. Tape the paper to secure when you are satisfied with how your cone looks.

3. Trim the bottom of the cone so it will stand upright on a table.

4. Paint the cone with glue.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit


4. Roll the cone in glitter!

Kids can push the cone, or place a hand right inside the cone like a glove and roll it over the glitter.

Glitter Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

5. Complete the tree with a star on top. Cut two slits, one on either side, and simply insert a star shape.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit


As you can see, there's lots of room for creativity with this craft.

The purple tree is made with purple construction paper and glitters with large silver flakes and a foil star!

The small tree is made with a cardboard cone, painted green, rolled in tiny beads and topped with a glitter pompom. Beads may not be suitable for younger children. The beads we used were the smallest ones we had in a set similar to this set of lacing beads. They are really too small to lace but perfect for gluing!

 

More Christmas tree crafts from kid-friendly bloggers!

     Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft from Housing a Forest

Paper Plate Laced Christmas Tree Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Glowing Christmas Tree Craft from Paging Fun Moms

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Craft from Raising Little Superheroes

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun

 

Visit our Christmas board on Pinterest for more holiday crafts and activities!

 

 


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