This paper shape Christmas tree was one of my favorite Christmas crafts for kids back when I was in the classroom. All you’ll need to complete this easy Christmas craft is some paper and glue!
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This paper shape Christmas tree craft was always fun to do with my students back when I taught Kindergarten and first grade. All the bold colored trees looked so festive hanging up in the classroom. Not only did the Christmas trees look great on our walls, but the kids were able to practice shapes and spatial awareness while creating them. (Our sponge painted shape Christmas tree craft from last year is similar and one you’ll also want to try with the kids!)
Recently I made these shape Christmas trees with Lucy and Theo so we could add them to our own holiday decor here at home! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Christmas Crafts for Kids: Shape Paper Christmas Tree
Materials for Paper Shape Christmas Tree
- 12 x 18 inch green and black construction paper
- Construction paper in assorted colors
- 2 inch hole punch or our free circle template
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Gluestick or liquid glue
Prepare the Paper Pieces for the Christmas Tree Craft
You will need 5 strips of green construction paper in these sizes:
- 12 inches x 1 inch
- 10 inches x 1 inch
- 8 inches x 1 inch
- 6 inches x 1 inch
- 4 inches x 1 inch
You’ll also need:
- 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch brown construction paper square
- 2 inch circles (5 of one color, 4 of another color etc.) We used this 2 inch hole punch to cut them out. You could also use our free circle template to make your circles.
How to Make the Paper Shape Christmas Tree
1. The easiest way to create this tree is by starting at the bottom and going up. Glue your brown trunk at the bottom of your black construction paper.
2. Glue the longest green strip right above the trunk.
3. Glue 5 circles right above the green strip.
4. Continue until your reach the top!
This Christmas craft is a great way for kids to work on spatial awareness. It takes a lot of thinking and planning to get the shapes set up correctly. Here you can see my preschooler’s Christmas tree….
… and my first grader’s finished tree.