With colder temperatures and icy weather, we usually find ourselves inside a lot more. That makes December perfect for crafting with the kids.
Besides, there are just so many fun kids Christmas crafts & activities to do!
One of my daughter’s favorite crafts so far has been this simple 3-D Christmas tree craft she made for her dollhouse.
3-D Christmas Tree Craft
- Thin Cardboard or Poster Board
- Paint, Crayons, or Markers
- Small Stickers (optional)
Start by drawing and cutting out two identical tree shapes from your cardboard or poster board. We made ours about 6 inches tall.
I suggest drawing the tree shape on one piece and then putting the two pieces of cardboard on top of each other and cutting out both trees at once. Or you could cut out the first one and then trace it on the second piece of cardboard.
For very young kids (toddlers) you may want to do this step.
Then cut a slit down the middle of each – stopping 1/4″ from the top on one and 1/4″ from the bottom on the other one.
Have your child color both sides of the trees green.
They can use paint for this, crayons or markers. Paint works the best, but my daughter chose crayon, and it was HER tree after all.
If you use paint, let the paint dry thoroughly before the next step.
Once the trees are green on both sides, slide the two pieces of cardboard together, so that the one with the slit starting at the bottom slides into the top slit of the other tree. You can use some clear tape to keep it together if desired.
Have your child decorate the tree with small stickers or permanent marker.
This little 3-D Christmas tree craft is perfect for decorating a doll house. It would also be a great tree for Thomas the Train or as a table decoration.
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