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Construction Paper Build a Christmas Tree Craft

This fun and festive construction paper build a Christmas tree craft for kids includes directions to craft and create fun Christmas trees using all sorts of different materials. Children get the chance to show their creative side with this fun Christmas themed craft for kids.

To make this craft you will need green construction paper, glue, scissors, and various items to decorate the trees with. Some ideas for items include ribbons, beads, sequins, glitter glue, sparkles, pom poms, paper strips, felts, foam stickers, and more.

For another fun Christmas tree themed craft for kids be sure to also check out this paper plate Christmas tree.

Build a Christmas Tree Activity for Kids Craft

Build a Christmas Tree Craft Tips for Success

*Invitations to play or are some of our favorite activities to do with kids. For this one just create the pieces children will need and set it out. It makes a great morning activity that they can do and come back to hours or days later. Children will love playing with this craftivity over and over again. The best part is that every tree they make can be different.

*For older children you can create a tree tracer that they can trace onto green construction paper themselves and cut out. Then they are able to make as many different decorated Christmas tree crafts as desired.

*For younger children you can cut out the Christmas tree templates ahead of time. Cut out a large pile of them and then leave the items in an organizer for them to decorate when desired. They can choose as many as they’d like this way.

*For a great Christmas tree template simply print out this one from onelittleproject and cut it out. Then use it as a tracer. Another option is to just print one out directly on green paper.

Construction Paper Christmas Tree Craft for Preschoolers

Invitation to Build a Christmas Tree Craft for Kids


  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (stick or bottle both work great)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Misc tree decorating items
    • Beads
    • Glitter glue
    • Felt
    • Foam stickers
    • Ribbons
    • Sequins
    • Pom poms
    • Paper strips
    • Pipe cleaners


1. Print out a Christmas tree template like the one from onelittleproject. Use it to trace Christmas trees onto green construction or cardstock paper and cut them out.

2. Set out a bin or organizer full of different tree decorating items like beads, glitter glue, sequins, pom poms, felt, paper strips, stickers, pipe cleaners and more.

3. Allow children to decorate their tree however they want using the embellishemnts as ornaments. They can also color them if desired as well.

*Optional: Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the top of each tree and string them with a string a few inches apart to create a fun Christmas tree decoration for the home.

Construction Paper Build a Christmas Tree Craft

If you love this Christmas tree craft and are looking for other fun Holiday themed crafts be sure to also check out these Holiday handprint card crafts or Christmas character crafts.

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