If you’re looking for unique Christmas crafts for kids, you’ll love our woven paper Christmas tree craft! This simple Christmas tree craft is a great way to introduce weaving paper to children. The contrasting colors really stand out, and kids can even embellish the trees when they’re finished!
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During the holiday season we love doing Christmas tree crafts. (One of our favorites is this sponge painted shape Christmas tree!) These festive Christmas crafts for kids are a great way for children to help decorate the home or classroom for the upcoming holiday!
What I really love about our woven Christmas tree craft is how unique it looks. And, not only does it really stand out when completed, but weaving with paper actually gives children practice with fine motor skills and developing eye hand coordination too! This post contains affiliate links.
Christmas Crafts for Kids: Woven Paper Christmas Tree
Materials for Woven Christmas Tree Craft
- Construction paper or cardstock in contrasting green colors (This assortment of construction paper has one shade of green, as well as the brown and yellow you’ll need. You could use this light green or dark green as a contrasting green.)
- Brown and yellow construction paper
- Masking tape
- Optional embellishments: sequins, dot stickers, glitter, tissue paper etc.
Directions for Making Woven Christmas Tree Craft
1. Fold one sheet of green construction paper in half vertically. Cut one-inch slits down the folded center. (Be sure not to cut all the way to the edge.)
2. Cut your contrasting green paper vertically into one-inch strips of paper so they are as tall as your vertical paper with slits.
3. Weave the strips through the slits in the paper.
4. Tear off strips of masking tape to create a triangular tree shape onto your woven paper. (This tape will hold the strips in place when cutting.)
5. Cut out your tree by cutting right along the center of your pieces of masking tape.
6. Flip your tree over to the front. Glue down any ends that are not secure.
7. Cut out a star from your yellow construction paper and glue it to the top of your tree.
8. Make a trunk for your tree by cutting out a brown rectangle and gluing it to the bottom of your tree.
Optional: Add any other embellishments you’d like to your tree like sequins, little balls of tissue paper, or stickers.