Christmas Tree Craft for Kids | Simple Home Decor | Kid Friendly

5 Materials
$3
30 Minutes
Easy

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and saw a Pin with these adorable Christmas trees. I had to make them and put my own spin on them.


The great thing about this project...it's kid friendly! So, when the kiddos get out for Christmas vacation, you will have something fun to do with them.

Step 1. Wood Strips.
  • I used wood from Hobby Lobby which I had to cut in half using a miter saw. This project can be done using large craft sticks for a kid-friendly craft.
Step 2. Sanding.
  • I sanded each piece of wood to remove all the rough places after cutting.
Step 3. Cut Paper to Size
  • I used buffalo check and Christmas themed scrapbook paper.
  • Cut each piece down to fit on each wood piece.
Step 4. Attaching Paper to Wood
  • I used Mod Podge to attach the paper to each wood strip.
  • This can be done using white glue.
Step 5. Sand Edges. (Optional)
  • After all the pieces had dried I used a sanding block and sanded the paper and the edges to give everything an aged look.
  • This is optional. If you want more of a modern look skip this step.
Step 6. Apply Antiquing Wax (Optional)
  • I used antiquing wax to give this tree more of a rustic aged look.
  • If this isn't your style or if you don't have any antiquing wax this step can be skipped.
Step 7. Attaching the Tree.
  • I used a glue gun to attach small craft sticks to the back of each tree.
  • This can also be done using white glue for a kid-friendly version.
Step 8. Apply Finish. (Optional)
  • I applied Mod Podge to the trees to give them more of a finished look and to make sure the paper was attached on all of the strips.
Step 9. Building the Base.
  • If you want to display these trees on a tiered tray, table, bookcase, shelf, etc. you will need to build a base. These trees will not stand up by themselves, the wood is not thick enough.
  • I used 3 Tumbling Tower blocks to create a stand.


Other Display Options.


  • Drill a hole in the top and attach twine to hang on a tree or wreath.
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