As the holiday season twinkles on the horizon, there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by diving into some festive crafts with the kiddos. Not only does this paper plate Christmas tree craft bring out the giggles and smiles, but it also helps little ones fine-tune their motor skills, learn about colors and shapes, and gives them that priceless sense of accomplishment.
Plus, it’s a craft that’s simple enough for toddlers to enjoy but still engaging for older kids – perfect for school projects, preschool activities, or just a fun afternoon at home.
How to Make Your Own Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft
I’ve got a super simple yet utterly charming Paper Plate Christmas Tree craft that’s perfect for kiddos of all ages – yes, even those energetic toddlers can get in on the fun! It’s a craft that’s just as much at home in the classroom or preschool as it is on your dining room table. The best part? It’s straightforward, mess-minimal (we’ve all been there with the glitter), and offers a heartwarming opportunity for tiny hands to make something they’re proud of.
Follow along with the step by step instructions below to make your own easy Christmas tree craft with kids
So, let’s get crafting!
This Christmas tree craft is a child-friendly activity using one of our favorite materials - a paper plate. Cut into sections and paint green to resemble a Christmas tree, then decorated with colorful pom pom balls as ornaments, and top with a hand-cut star.
This easy and fun craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is a creative way to celebrate the festive season.
- Paper plate
- Green paint
- Paint brush
- Pom poms
- Yellow and brown paper
- Glue stick
- Start by transforming that plain paper plate into a lush green tree. Cut the plate into three sections and then give it a good coat of green paint. Let it dry before you move on to the next step.
- As your green masterpiece is drying, grab the yellow and brown paper. Here's where you can let your little ones flex their cutting skills by cutting out a bright yellow star and a sturdy brown rectangle for the tree's trunk.
- It's assembly time! Stick the painted pieces together to form a festive tree shape. A glue stick is your best friend here - it's kid-friendly and less messy than liquid glue. You can also use double sided tape if preferred.
- Now for the fun part – decorating! Those colorful pom pom balls are about to become delightful ornaments. Dot them all over your tree for that merry and bright look.
- Every tree needs a star at the top, and yours is no exception. Stick the yellow star on top of the christmas tree using your glue stick
- Finally add the tree trunk at the bottom of the tree, and you're all done.
There’s something utterly magical about creating Christmas crafts, especially when the chilly weather invites us to gather around the table, covered in specks of glitter and smudges of paint.
Not only do these crafts get us into the holiday spirit, but they also offer a fantastic way to improve our kids’ fine motor skills, encourage their creativity, and make memories that stick around much longer than the festive season.
So there you have it, a festive Paper Plate Christmas Tree that’s as delightful to make as it is to display.
Whether you’re a teacher looking for a classroom activity, a parent searching for a rainy-day project, or simply someone who loves spreading holiday cheer, this craft ticks all the boxes. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a wonderful way to engage little hands and minds.
So, crank up those Christmas tunes, lay out the crafting supplies, and create some holiday magic that your family will remember for years to come.
More Christmas Crafts
We hope you enjoyed this easy Christmas tree craft idea. Please go ahead and share with friends or on social media.
Want to keep crafting, here are just a few more of our favorite Christmas crafts to enjoy with the kids.
- Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft
- Red Nose Reindeer Craft With Free Printable Template
- Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft
- Paper Plate Gingerbread House Craft With Printable Template
- Frozen Nature Ornaments
- Cinnamon Stick Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Easy Glitter Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft for Kids
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.