Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This Christmas tree craft is so much fun, kids will want to make more than one. Place several glittery Christmas trees among your favorite holiday decorations.

easy paper Christmas tree craft for kids

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Is the Christmas tree a big part of your holiday preparations?

Sometimes it's the only decoration you need!

Large or small, real or artificial, Christmas trees with their glittering lights brighten our homes with a special glow.

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

Biodegradable glitter is now recommended, instead of the original plastic glitter which is not eco-friendly. Another option is paper confetti, which kids can make themselves with a hole punch.

This Christmas tree craft is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers but even the big kids will want to make one! You can vary the supplies according to your own preferences and available materials.

Start with a simple cone shape and let imaginations take over.

Christmas tree craft

Supplies for a Christmas tree craft


Construction paper tree kids craft

  • glittery pompom
  • green paint (optional)

Instructions for a Christmas tree craft

Kids can make a tree with a paper cone shape


Step 1

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

  • If you are using heavier paper such as cereal box cardboard or white cardstock, now is the time to paint the cone.  Cardboard is a little more difficult to roll but the cone will be sturdier.

We made a tree using green construction paper, but we also had fun painting a cardboard cone.

  • If you are painting the cone, allow the paint to dry before you continue to step 3.

Paper tree craft for kids of all ages

Step 2

Adjust the cone until you are satisfied with how your tree looks, then tape to secure.

Step 3

Trim the bottom of the cone so it will stand upright on a table. Paint the cone with glue.

Decorate a paper tree with biodegradable glitter and glue

Step 4

Roll the cone in biodegradable glitter or paper confetti.

  • Place a hand right inside the cone like a glove and roll it over the glitter.

Paper Christmas tree with glittery star craft for kids


Step 5

Complete the tree with a star on top.

Cut two slits, one on either side of the top of the tree, then insert a star shape cut from construction paper or a craft foam sheet.

Kids Christmas tree craft with paper cones


There's lots of room for creativity with this craft.

  • The purple tree is made with purple construction paper and glitters with silver confetti 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. 

Create a winter forest scene with fluffy cotton and several cone shape Christmas trees.


paper Christmas tree craft with glitter and star


Preschoolers can make a glittery Christmas tree craft


More Christmas tree crafts!

Gems sparkle on a  Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft from Housing a Forest.

Use party hats for a Glowing Christmas Tree Craft from Paging Fun Moms.


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Visit our Christmas board on Pinterest for holiday crafts!



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