This is another craft idea I got from the book "December Decorations", by Peggy Parish. I modified it slightly by having the kids paint the trees, rather than using construction paper. It's a very simple craft - perfect for the very young!
Materials: paper, pencil, Bristol board, scissors, paintbrush, green paint, tape
- Fold a piece of paper in half.
- From the fold outwards, draw one side of a Christmas Tree.
- Cut it out. Unfold it. This is your Christmas tree template.
- Place the paper tree over the Bristol board and trace the outline of the tree two times.
- Cut the two trees out of the Bristol board.
- Have the child paint both sides of both trees. (You may want to let one side of the trees dry before having the child paint the other sides.)
- After the paint has dried, cut halfway up the middle of one of the trees. Cut halfway down the middle of the other tree.
- Merge the two trees together into a 3D Christmas Tree by fitting them together at the slits.
- Use clear plastic tape where the trees meet in the middle to secure them together.