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53 Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids

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From making Christmas Trees out of unique and fun materials to creating handmade ornaments for them, this huge list of Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids is sure to keep things fun around your house or classroom!

over 50 christmas tree crafts for kids

Paper Christmas Tree Crafts:

Learn about Scotland’s Christmas Traditions and even learn to make an adorable paper Christmas Tree in this post from Living Montessori Now

These Handmade Christmas Cards are a great way to #1 save money and #2 give a bit of your kids’ art to friends and family!

Blog Me Mom shows us how to make the most adorable paper heart tree!

Do It Yourself with these fun Paper Christmas Trees from the Kids Activities Blog!

Some stickers and a few bits of folded paper make this decoration from Mama Pea Pod!

Torn Wrapping Paper Trees – huh?  This is such a fun way for you to use up those extra bits of paper!

Oh!  I had a spin art machine when I was young and loved to play with it.  I don’t know what ever happened to it.  Anyway, I just made the pretty papers but Play Dr. Hutch shows us how to use those pretty papers to make Spin Art Christmas Trees.. GENIUS!

This trio of Triangles is a great way to work on shape recognition and get some home decorations for this Holiday Season!

Do you have a ridiculous stash of stickers like Hands on as We Grow?  Dig them out and let the kids make this cute Paper Christmas Tree Craft!

Creative Crafts for Kids hooks us up with a free printable standing tree pattern and directions on making and decorating it!

Teach Me Mommy has the cutest recycle crafts tree that can be made by little hands and set in little rooms!

Mama Pea Pod has directions (and cute pictures) of Two Christmas Cards Preschool Kids and Toddlers can make.

I love this pretty Curled Paper Christmas Tree decoration from Mama Pea Pod!

Christmas Tree Sun Catchers are a great crafts for kids to make and can really light up a room!

Christmas Tree Ornament Crafts:

You can do any of these fun Christmas tree ornament crafts to decorate your tree this year or you could even purchase a Christmas tree ornament craft kit!

Learn to science (and art) behind color blending and water absorption with these adorable Coffee Filter Ornaments.

Happy Hooligans has the neatest painting process for these Trees and even shows us how to add ornaments to them with buttons!

Crystal and Company remade this adorable Baby Jesus in a Manger ornament that her boys brought home from Mother’s Day Out!

The Artsy Craftsy Mom reminds us to keep crafts with kids quick and pretty with these beautiful tiered ornaments that take only about 10 minutes!

These Tinfoil Tree Ornaments certainly got a bit bedazzled!  Aren’t they cute?

All it takes is some Popsicle sticks and a few other crafty goodies to make these adorable personalized stars from Powerful Mothering!

If you have kids, chances are you have puzzles that are missing pieces – recycle those pieces into this adorable Puzzle Piece Frame!

I remember making Candy Cane Reindeer ornaments like these from Crystal and Company many years ago when I was little.  They are fun to make, yummy to eat, and cute to boot!

I love to create stuff from play dough and keep it forever!  There’s Just one Mommy shows us some cutesy pet themed ornaments and how to make them!

These frugal Twiggy Tree ornaments are made using sticks from the yard and a few other decorations – too cute, Happy Hooligans!

Mix up a batch of scented, yes SCENTED salt dough for these decorations from My Little 3 and Me!

If you really love scented crafts, check out this scented felt Christmas tree ornament from Gym Craft Laundry.

I love the fact that these lacing tree ornaments aren’t just fin but also improve motor skills in little ones!

Creative Pay Central teaches us how to turn a craft into a keepsake!

I seriously love these Egg Carton Ornaments from Glittering Muffins – and isn’t that the cutest blog name?

What do you get when you dig in the craft box for buttons and felt?  These cute ornaments from Hands on as We Grow!

Here Come the Girls shows us how to create decorations Uganda Style in her Christmas Around the World series!

Love these Fluffy Cone Trees from Zing Zing tree! Soooo pretty!!

Here’s a different take on the cone tree!  Let the kids get messy with paint and they can create something useful for years to come!

Other Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids:

Creative Family Fun tried something unique to make this Sparkly Christmas Tree Banner and the results turned out beautifully!  Go see how you can recreate it!

I have seen this drinking straw tree on Pinterest before but never really knew how to make it – so glad I found it on Reading Confetti!

Resist Painting is a great craft for kids and if you follow the directions for this Christmas Craft for Kids, you can create a decoration for tons of future use!

Create a Pom-Pom Christmas Tree just like the kids at We Made That!

Oh My Gosh!  Babble Dabble Do has the cutest tin can Christmas Tree Craft I have ever seen and the pictures are phenomenal!

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with these fun Water Bottle Trees from FSPDT!

Set up a Creative Table with cut-out Christmas trees and stuff like Mama. Papa. Bubba. to maximize small spaces and enhance your child’s creativity.

This Handprint Tree from Kids Activities Blog is the best one I have seen to date!  Plus, it could be a bit messy which is  bonus with my boys!

Angie shows us how her Many Little Blessings took a semi-failed Home Depot craft and turned it into a fabulous DECORATION!

This Ribbon Christmas Tree from We Made That is the neatest thing I have seen in a while!  Such a creative idea for a fine motor skill enhancer!

Reading Confetti shows us how to make Tinfoil Tree Structures!

Buggy and Buddy get busy decorating the Felt Christmas Tree and Mom showed us how they did it and what she needed to do to prepare for it.  Too adorable!

The Pinecone Tree from Paging Fun Mums is a great table decoration that can begin with a family hike to collect the pinecones!

Kids love candy and they’ll love this Gumdrop Christmas Tree Centerpiece from Gym Craft Laundry.

Reuse toilet paper rolls by creating these spiral trees – sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

Though these Birthday Party Hat trees were made from purchased hats, this could be a great way to use up all those birthday hats that we seem to purchase and get stuck with!

Or, you can make this adorable Christmas tree from several different toilet paper rolls!

BONUS: Christmas Tree Educational Activities:

Since it is my site and I can do what I want, I thought you might enjoy these educational goodies, too. 🙂

This Christmas Tree Letter Review is a super fun way to help your preschoolers work on letter recognition!

Love this Name Practice Idea from the Kids Activities blog – what a fun way to decorate and learn!

Make a Christmas Tree:  Shape Recognition is a fun craft that teaches – double score!

Mamas Like Me shares with us the numerous ways she & her kiddos crafted Christmas trees in Christmas Tree Week at Childcare

What about story telling with a Felt Play Scene from the Kids Activities Blog?

You might also like:

This adorable kids world map.

This “PLAY” wooden wall decor.

A portable ruler to measure your child’s growth! (Don’t do what we did and mark it on a wall that you can’t bring with you to a new home.)


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Saturday 7th of December 2013

Wow! What a round up! Thanks so much for including all of our trees, Kelli! This post will be such a great resource!

Kelli Miller

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Thanks Jackie! I hope it helps all educators (whether in a home or in a school) with crafts for this Christmas season and many to come!

There's Just One Mommy

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

Wow! What a list! Thanks for including our trio of Christmas crafts with triangles! They were a favorite here!


Kelli Miller

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Thanks for pinning! Every share helps everyone see a bit more Holiday traffic :-) Also, thanks for posting about your craft! <3

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

Thanks so much for including our tree! Kristi

Kelli Miller

Thursday 5th of December 2013

TY for such a fun craft! :-)


Sunday 1st of December 2013

Holy moly! What a round up! Thanks so much for including our Spin Art Christmas trees!

Kelli Miller

Saturday 7th of December 2013

I just LOVE them! My kids don't have a spin art machine, but I so want them to. LOL! I had so much fun with mine as a kid