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5 Minute Super Cute Christmas Tree Crafts

Only You'll Know How Easy They Are to Make

Christmas tree craft for kids

I’m a big fan of keeping things simple, which is why I love these two Christmas tree craft ideas.

You need little more than paper, glue and a few glittery bits to pull off something that requires just a few minutes of your time, yet looks like it took hours to plan and create. And only you’ll know the truth because I promise not to tell.

Ready? Let’s begin.

The It-Looks-Like-Origami-But-It-Isn’t Christmas Tree

The I Can't Believe It's Not Origami Trees

What You Need:

  • Paper (we used construction paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stuff (pom-poms, sequins, sticky-back gems)

What You Do:

Lay out a sheet of paper.

Construction paper.

Fold the paper to create a square.

Fold the paper to create a square.

Cut the paper and save the extra bit.

Cut the paper.

Fold the square piece of paper again and start cutting - from an open end - towards the folded edge. Don't cut all the way through! Instead, leave a space of a few centimetres at the folded edge. Don't worry if the strips are of equal width because it really doesn't matter.

Cut strips.

Unfold the paper -- longest strips at the bottom, shortest at the top.

Unfold the paper

Working from the bottom up, add glue to the tips of the strips and fold them into the centre. Like so...

Glue the tips.

Fold the strips of paper into the centre.

Keep going until both sides are complete.

Here is the folded tree!

Since that was so easy, go ahead and make another mini tree using your scrap paper. Remember to fold the paper into a square and trim the excess before you snip, fold and glue.

Make a little tree.

Fold and glue the bottom points up and stick a square piece of brown paper on the back as a tree trunk. Then, bedazzle the heck out of your creations using whatever you have on hand.

Decorate your trees.

Display your cool crafts on a window or wall, or use them on gifts as an alternative to bows.

Next up...

The Even-I-Can-Make-That Christmas Tree

The Even I Can Make That Christmas Tree

What You Need:

  • A popsicle stick
  • A small wooden block, a wine cork, or a hunk of play dough
  • Colourful paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small sticky-back gems
  • Dried grass or raffia

What You Do:

Glue a popsicle stick to a wooden block or wine cork. Or, place the stick in a hunk of play dough.

Glue a craft stick to a block of wood or wine cork.

Then, cut five small strips of paper - from larger to smaller. Glue the paper strips to the popsicle stick, add some shiny button stickers and a sticker star and your tree is ready for the mantle.

If you are so inclined, you can also glue a little stash of dried grass or raffia to help camouflage the base of the tree. But that's entirely up to you.


Christmas tree craft ideas.

And because these Christmas trees take no time at all to make, you'll have lots of time to whip up a batch of egg nog before diving into even MORE easy holiday crafts.

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