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The lights, the music, the trees… December is here and the Christmas season is finally upon us!
For us, that means that the holiday crafting has begun as we create things that double as both adorable kids crafts and fun Christmas themed decorations.
Now, with young children, simpler is better as tons of steps or a difficult process can easily overwhelm them, and fortunately, this simple shape Christmas tree craft is about as easy as it gets.
From deciding on colors to cutting out the basic shapes, there are so many ways to incorporate a little bit of learning into this craft.
Your kiddos will work on their fine motor skills when they trace the shapes, scissor skills as they cut them out, shapes, colors, and so much more!
Paper Shape Christmas Tree Craft
First things first, you’ll need to gather up a couple of supplies, but don’t worry! The supplies needed to make this fun craft are just as basic as those needed to make our Paper Strip Christmas Tree!
To make a paper shape Christmas tree craft of your own, you’ll need:
- Colored construction paper (red, green, brown, and other colors of your choice)
- Pencil or pen for tracing the templates
- Printable template (found below)
Once you’ve got all of your supplies, cut the template pieces out and show your child how to trace them onto their various pieces of colored construction paper.
When they’ve all been traced, have them work on those scissor skills and cut each of their Christmas tree pieces out.
Next, grab another piece of paper, either card stock or construction paper, to build your shape tree on.
Then it’s time to start putting your tree together!
Start by gluing the green parts of the tree onto your paper card. To give your tree the layered look, simply have your child glue the parts of their tree onto their card starting with the bottom triangle first and working their way up the tree.
When your tree is all put together, go ahead and have them start adding ornaments.
There is no right or wrong way, just add them where you like!
Finish it off with simple shape presents or other decorations if you’d like and it’s all ready to go!
These would also make fantastic Christmas cards for parents, grandparents, or friends and the kids can make them all by themselves!