These decorated tree cards are perfect for Autumn and apple season or can be adapted to a slightly more Christmassy shape as winter draws on! This simple paint and pom poms cardmaking craft was lots of fun for my boys aged 2 and 3.

decoratedtreeTo make your decorated tree card (apple tree or christmas tree) you will need:

  • Card cut into tree shapes. You can either do this yourself with a template or draw free hand, or get ready made shapes. Ours were ready made as a part of a vDabble box (see previous post about vDabble here)
  • Paint – We used red and green
  • Glue – We used both PVA glue and Pritt Stick.
  • Decorations for the tree – We used pom poms as baubles and strips of shredded tissue as tinsel. You could use real tinsel, sparkly pipe cleaners, sequins, glitter or anything else!

IMG_0676It’s ideal for younger children as it doesn’t matter where they place the decorations on the tree or how carefully (or not) they put them on, it will still give that decorated tree effect.

making toddler christmas cardsMr R (2) and Mr T (3) really enjoyed all the painting and sticking. Mr T is getting much more precise now, and really concentrates! Mr R has almost covered himself as much as the card!
making decorated tree cardsThis is a really quick and easy craft. We only spent about half an hour doing it this afternoon, but if I had given them more trees to decorate and a wider selection of decorations it could have kept them busy for ages! To make this into a Christmas card, simply write your message on the back – or you could mount the decorated tree shape onto a traditional folded card.

Here’s one of the finished cards:
Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft for toddlers - perfect for Autumn or fall