I’ve rounded up all of the Christmas tree crafts, ornaments and activities that the toddlers and preschoolers have made and done here in my daycare over the years. There are even a few Christmas tree crafts in this collection that older kids will love.
I was scrolling through all of my Christmas posts the other day, and couldn’t help noticing that a lot of the homemade ornaments we’ve made over the years are Christmas TREE ornaments. What I mean is – these are Christmas tree crafts that look like actual Christmas trees.
I thought it would be fun to do a little round up, and put all of our Christmas Tree crafts, ornaments and activities right here, in one place for you.
At the end of the list of Christmas tree crafts, there’s a really fun Christmas tree activity too. It’s an easy and fun activity for a group of preschoolers to do at a Christmas party or in the daycare or preschool classroom in December.
As always, click on the links below each image or on the images themselves to see the details for each post.
Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids:
Tin Foil and Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Craft
These Sparkling Tin Foil Christmas Trees are among my all-time favourite hooligan-projects. Tin foil, tissue paper and a few gems and jewels and WOW… you’ve got one beautiful kid-made ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.
Sheet Music Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft
Sheet Music Craft Stick Ornaments: Here’s another favourite of mine. Wouldn’t these ornaments be perfect to give to a music teacher or to a friend or relative who plays a musical instrument?
Twig and Yarn Christmas Tree Craft
Twig and Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament – this ornament is great for 7-10 year olds. It’s easy but the results are so gorgeous. All you need is a ball of yarn, some colourful buttons and some twigs from the backyard to make this simple Christmas tree craft.
Pipe Cleaner and Bead Christmas Tree
Ah, the classic pipe cleaner and bead Christmas tree. So simple, but always so pretty. Bonus: this craft is great for strengthening fine-motor skills.
Doily Christmas Tree Card
These doily Christmas trees look beautiful on the front of a homemade Christmas card. This craft is easy enough for all ages to make.
Styrofoam Button Christmas Tree Craft
Styrofoam button trees: Save your supermarket produce trays, and put them through the dishwasher to sterilize them. Toddlers and Preschoolers can turn them into these quirky and adorable Christmas tree ornaments.
Styrofoam Christmas Tree Table Toppers
Have the kids make a bunch of these styrofoam Christmas tree table toppers in colours that match your holiday decor. These pretty Christmas trees will love lovely displayed on a mantel, a windowsill or as the centerpiece on your Christmas dinner table.
Popcorn Christmas Tree Craft for Preschoolers
The kids in my daycare had so much fun making our fall Popcorn trees, we decided to use the same process to make these Popcorn Christmas Trees. They’d be great for a bulletin display in the classroom.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Lacing Activity
It’s a Christmas tree craft and a lacing activity all in one. These Christmas lacing trees are a fun way for kids to strengthen fine motor abilities and early sewing skills. Plus, they’ll end up with a pretty little Christmas tree to display at home or in the classroom.
Easy, No-Tie Ribbon Tree
These Ribbon Strip Christmas Ornaments are easy enough for toddlers to make with very little assistance. Not only are these ornaments adorable, they’re great for using up those scraps of ribbon in your sewing basket.
Simple Button Christmas Tree Ornaments
These simple button Christmas trees were fun for the toddlers to make. The kids LOVE the silly painting technique we use (it includes a cardboard box and a whole lotta shakin’), and they enjoyed colour-co-ordinating our their button colours to the colours of paint on their trees.
Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Craft
These coffee filter trees started off with a water absorption experiment for my toddlers and preschoolers. Then they transformed their results into these delicate, little ornaments. Aren’t they so sweet?
Paper Cone Christmas Tree Ornaments
The kids loved making these paper cone trees. The wrapping and winding process is great for helping to develop co-ordination.
Lacing Christmas Tree Craft and Activity
Here’s a toddler-made Christmas tree ornament that helps with fine motor development and early sewing skills too! After threading our wool through these lacing trees, we added a few gems and jewels for a bit of bling.
Wool Wrapped Christmas Trees
Similar to our paper cone tree ornaments, these wool wrapped Christmas trees help toddlers and preschoolers strengthen their wrapping and winding skills. Painting and preparing the tree before wrapping was an activity in itself.
Twig Tree Ornaments
This is anotherChristmas tree craft that will help to strengthen fine motor skills. If you have a spare ball of specialty yarn, let your toddlers and preschoolers put it to good use, making these twig tree ornaments. They’re so pretty!
Layered Paper Christmas Tree Craft
These layered paper Christmas trees were very interesting to make. First my preschoolers learned how to make different sized cones from circles of paper, and then they had fun co-ordinating coloured, patterned paper to build their paper Christmas trees with.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers
This Craft stick Christmas tree is the perfect Christmas tree craft for beginner crafters. Toddlers will explore colours, shapes, paint and glue while creating their very first homemade Christmas tree ornament.
Pin-Up Christmas Tree Decorating Activity
And lastly, this pin-up Christmas tree activity is great for Christmas parties with the kids or as a festive holiday activity in the daycare or classroom. The hooligans spent ages working on ours!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.