These fun 3D paper Christmas tree craft are fun for the whole family. We provide the free template and then let their creativity go wild.
Making and decorating our paper Christmas tree craft has fast become one of our favorite things to do during the holidays.
Printable Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you’re looking for fun —and adorable —Christmas crafts for kids, stop the search! From Christmas coloring sheets to our DIY advent calendars to our 3D tree, we’ve got everything you need to deck your halls with a HAPPY holiday spirit. Our Christmas crafts and activities are fun, easy, and sure to bring a little holiday sparkle.
Today, we’re focusing on the Christmas tree with our printable paper Christmas tree!
Christmas Tree Facts
The tradition of erecting a tree in your home during the holidays comes from Germany where the evergreens were generally small and lit with candles. At first, many Americans felt the idea was strange (and dangerous? Flames in a tree…yikes!). But a century later, Americans had fully embraced Christmas trees as a definitive symbol of the holiday. Today nearly 77 million Christmas trees are planted across all 50 states! (Thanks for the history lesson, History Channel.)
It’s no wonder ornaments are aplenty. While buying ornaments to decorate trees is easy, we happen to think DIY ornaments will bring much more HAPPY to your holiday. And these super cute printable Christmas ornaments couldn’t be easier!
How Lovely are Your Branches?
These Christmas tree crafts for kids can be printed and colored as you would a coloring page, then folded into 3D ornaments. Or, for a bit more bling, break out the glitter glue, sequins, and ribbons! Our paper ornaments will dress up your tree and keep the kids entertained.
We’ve got a ton of designs to choose from that will look merry and bright next to candy canes, garland, and twinkling lights. You could even create a 3D Christmas Tree Card to add some real holiday cheer to someone's mailbox.
Supplies Needed to Make A 3D Christmas Tree
- Tree template (download below)
- Colorful card-stock or craft papers
- Glitter paper
How to Make DIY Paper Christmas Tree
First, start by printing out the 3D Christmas Tree Template
Use the templates to cut out the pieces of the tree.
Fold all four pieces vertically in half.
Apply glue on one half.
Then join another piece on it. Allow the glue to dry.
Then similarly, glue the other two pieces together. And apply glue on them.
Now glue all four pieces together.
Cut out the pieces for the vase/pot.
Glue the long strip around the circular cardstock piece. Allow the glue to dry.
Glue the tree on the pot/vase.
Cut out a star shape using yellow craft paper.
Glue the star on top of the tree.
Cut out pieces from glitter paper to decorate the tree.
HAPPY trees make HAPPY gifts
Like our printable Christmas coloring pages, these printable Christmas ornaments also make great gifts for relatives, teachers, and friends. You can even attach them to presents as a fun little bonus gift.
But they don’t just have to be for kids! Our paper Christmas ornaments would make for a sweet and thoughtful paper anniversary gift for newlyweds. You can get a bit more sophisticated and personalized with the special date, initials, or message.
There’s no wrong way to decorate a tree
Our favorite part about decorating Christmas trees is that the only wrong way to do it is to not do it at all. Even Charlie Brown’s tree became a thing of beauty! So bust out the markers, colored pencils, and glue and get going. Our printable Christmas ornaments are sure to make your tree dazzle and get the kids (even more) excited for Santa!
Other Christmas Printables You'll Love
- CHRISTMAS DAY COUNTDOWN PRINTABLE
- YOU’VE BEEN ELFED
- PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS – TREES
- CHRISTMAS TIC TAC TOE
- FREE CHRISTMAS BINGO PRINTABLE
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