I love interactive crafts, that have a bit of movement or that open to reveal a hidden gem. This Open Window Christmas Tree Craft is just that kind of holiday gem. Perfect as a cute Christmas craft or you could easily turn it into a Christmas Card, too, by either writing a message on the back or inside the open window.
This Open Window Christmas Tree Craft is a take off our Interactive Paper Haunted House Craft for Halloween. There’s no ghosts flying around this time of year, but we do have some darling twinkling lights and a shiny star, too.
For the Open Window Christmas Tree Craft you will need cardstock in assorted colors, and markers in assorted colors, as well. We used both Sharpies as well as our trusty metallic markers. The rest of the supplies include glitter star stickers, a glue stick, and scissors.
Open Window Christmas Tree Craft
- Cardstock – green, yellow, assorted colors
- Markers – silver, gold, black, white
- Metallic markers
- Glitter star stickers
- Glue stick
Fold a sheet of cardstock in half. Draw a house with a black sharpie.
Be sure to make a large window in the front with a door off to the side. Draw a line down the center of the window.
Use the different colored markers to add seasonal detail to the house drawing.
Now, with the sheet still folded, cut out the house with the sheet behind it. So you’ll have two of the same sized house shapes, one drawn and one plain.
Carefully insert the scissors into the window line and cut 3 sides of each flap, leaving one side of each intact. Fold back.
Trace the size of the window opening on a sheet of yellow cardstock. Cut out outside the lines so that it’s large enough to fit.
Cut a simple Christmas tree out of green paper small enough to fit the yellow cardstock piece. You could also color this, instead, with a green sharpie. Glue the tree in the middle of the yellow cardstock piece.
Add detail to the Christmas tree using the markers. Finish the tree with a glitter star at the top.
And glue that onto the back of the house, make sure it’s positioned correctly so that the entire tree is seen.
Add more details as needed.
Finally, glue the plain house shape to the back.
Looking for more Christmas Tree crafts? Be sure to check out our Christmas Tree Fingerprint Lights Craft, Clothespin Christmas Tree Craft, Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments, and our Cork and Button Christmas Tree Craft. And we have lots more Christmas crafts at Our Kid Things, too!