Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tree Craft for Two-Year-Olds

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

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half.
  2. From the fold outwards, draw one side of a Christmas Tree.
  3. Cut it out. Unfold it. This is your Christmas tree template.
  4. Place the paper tree over the Bristol board and trace the outline of the tree two times.
  5. Cut the two trees out of the Bristol board.
  6. 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.)
  7. After the paint has dried, cut halfway up the middle of one of the trees. Cut halfway down the middle of the other tree.
  8. Merge the two trees together into a 3D Christmas Tree by fitting them together at the slits.
  9. Use clear plastic tape where the trees meet in the middle to secure them together.


    1. Easy and cute, love it! I will be doing this with my little guy tomorrow! You always have such good ideas.

    2. Wish I could take credit for it, but it's not my idea. Have fun doing it anyways! And happy holidays!