Who’s ready for some simple Christmas tree crafting fun? It doesn’t get much better, or easier, than this Folded Paper Christmas Tree Craft! Especially since it includes a Christmas Tree Template free printable for all the pieces and parts.
This Folded Paper Christmas Tree Craft is the perfect Christmas craft for kids of all ages. Simply trace the included template on green paper and fold like an accordion. Then add your colorful decorations, and star, too!
In fact, this Folded Paper Christmas Tree Craft is such a simple craft that it really only needs 5 supplies. The Christmas Tree Template free printable, first of all. Then, construction paper in your choice of colors, glue, scissors, and a pencil for tracing.
Folded Paper Christmas Tree Craft
- Christmas Tree Template free printable
- construction paper – green and choice of colors
- pencil, for tracing
- school glue or glue stick
Select colors of construction paper. You can use scrap craft papers for this project as well. Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers using a pencil. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns.
The template includes 1 small strip, 1 star, 1 square, 8 round shapes of 2 different sizes and a semi arch shaped pattern.
Take the semi arch shaped pattern and create small accordion folds with it, lengthwise. Try to keep the folds small and even.
Take the small strip cut out and apply glue on any one side of it. Hold the folds together along the straight side of the pattern. Attach and wrap the folds held together with the glued strip to secure them. Press the strip firmly on both sides to make sure that it is glued nicely with the folds. This end will be the top end of the tree.
Glue the star cut out on the top end of the tree. Apply small drops of glue on the tree where you’d like to add the small round cut outs for the decorations.
Now attach the square cut out on the bottom, back side of the tree for the trunk.
From here, you can add more details and decorations like glitter and confetti to decorate the tree further. Be sure to check out our Clothespin Christmas Tree Craft and Cork & Button Christmas Tree Craft, too! Then, find more Christmas crafts and ideas at Our Kid Things!