I think most people would agree that the Christmas tree is one of the highlights of holiday decorating. It represents years of memories, giving, togetherness, and love. But don’t stop at decorating the evergreen in your family room! Here are 10 fresh crafts for kids to keep up the magic centered around the Christmas tree.
All That Glitters
Embellish textured craft paper with glittery glue, sequins, and more to make this cute layered tree. The fringed ends and hole-punch snowflakes are fun details to add more flair as well. Source.
Paper Chain Advent
Having to wait for Christmas is so HARD! Help your kids take some of the jitters out of having to wait by keeping a daily advent calendar. This fun paper chain advent is perfect for the job! How-to here.
Pop Up Tree
Have a pop of fun making nifty pop up tree cards for friends and family. I knew making all those paper fans as a kid would pay off some day! DIY.
Quill papers of various shades of green, red, and more to make this exTREEmely cute card or craft. Read more here.
Christmas Tree Bookmark
I’ve learned over the years in my classroom that kids LOVE origami projects. Taking advantage of this enthusiasm, we make corner bookmarks a couple or so times each year. This Christmas tree bookmark is always a big hit! Fold on over to Red Ted Art for a tutorial.
Sea Glass Ornaments
Use sea glass and more to decorate salt dough tree ornaments. Trees for the tree! Beads, buttons, and even candies make for perfect embellishments. Get dough ingredients, directions, and ideas right here.
Beady Tree Garland
Cinnamon Stick Ornaments
Tie some scrap ribbon around straight cinnamon sticks to make these adorable tree ornaments. Twine or additional ribbon can be used to make the loops. Learn more here.
Clay Christmas Tree Craft
These white clay ornaments prove that not all Christmas trees have to be green to spread some festivity and cheer! Use different sized star-shaped cookies cutters to make the tiers and stack them with Christmas-colored beads before topping off with a twine loop for hanging. Idea and directions found here.
Don’t let this detailed looking origami tree fool you into thinking it’s too complicated! You basically just fold patterned paper and glue! This would be cute to display near a gingerbread house or other crafts your Holiday Helpers have been busily creating all month long. Tutorial.
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