I don’t know about you, but my kids are getting really tired of plain old coloring and painting. Something about this holiday season has my kids just itching for bigger and better crafts. This paper strip Christmas tree craft is equal parts fun and creative! Basically, the perfect combination for antsy kids.
It’s easy enough, thanks to the printable template, and requires very few supplies. You can even turn them into homemade Christmas cards for grandparents, aunts, and uncles. It’s the perfect little homemade surprise.
What you’ll need for this project
Using a template
Using this printable template makes this craft a cinch! You can save and print this at home or take it to a print center (and grab some cardstock while you’re there!).
How to make this special tree
- Paper Strip Christmas Tree Template
- Cardstock - blue, green, brown
- Paper - various shades of green and patterns
- Glitter foam stars
- Glue stick
Begin by downloading the template.
You will need two squares the size provided. One in a blue shade, the other green.
From the blue cardstock, also carefully cut out the Christmas tree from inside the square.
Now, cut a bunch of thin strips from the different kinds of paper.
Position the strips in randomly across the green square. Make sure to use different shades of green and patterns, too. This is a great way to use up any scraps. Leave a bit of the green from underneath showing, too.
Then, apply glue around the blue cardstock with the cut out tree. And position over the strips.
Place a foam star on top.
Finally, use the rectangle from the template to cut a rectangle from the brown cardstock.
And glue in place for the trunk.